Monday, January 31, 2011

Stock Idea: Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD, $85.77)

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Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD)
"serves technology, energy, industrial, and healthcare customers globally with products, services, and solutions that include atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment, and services. The Company is a supplier of hydrogen and helium...." -- Morgan Stanley research, January 2011.

APD's earnings per share (eps) are expected to rise 13.3%, 11.2%, and 6.5% in 2011 through 2013. The PE is 18, the dividend yield is 2.27% and the beta is 1.19.

APD stock is recovering nicely from the 2008 Financial Meltdown, when stocks dropped precipitously. Watch for the stock to trade between $82 and $102 this year, barring any unexpected bad news.


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