EPS for Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Expected At $1.69; Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) Had 7 Bulls

October 13, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Among 10 analysts covering Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Helix Energy Solutions had 25 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 7 by Cowen & Co. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, September 27 by PiperJaffray. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, July 26 by Clarksons Platou. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, March 17 by Morgan Stanley. TheStreet downgraded the shares of HLX in report on Friday, October 23 to “Sell” rating. On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Buy”. Credit Suisse upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $10 target in Tuesday, April 12 report. Iberia Capital Partners maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $10 target in Wednesday, February 24 report. Cowen & Co maintained Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) rating on Friday, October 6. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $9.0 target. The rating was upgraded by Stephens on Thursday, January 21 to “Overweight”. See Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) latest ratings:

06/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $9.0 Maintain
27/09/2017 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
05/09/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Neutral New Target: $7 Initiates Coverage On
30/08/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $9.0 Maintain
07/07/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $10.0000 Maintain
20/06/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Outperform New Target: $10.00 Maintain
05/06/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade

Analysts expect Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to report $1.69 EPS on October, 26.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 15.92% from last quarter’s $2.01 EPS. APD’s profit would be $369.65M giving it 22.68 P/E if the $1.69 EPS is correct. After having $1.65 EPS previously, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.’s analysts see 2.42% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $153.34. About shares traded. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 48 investors sold Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. shares while 242 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 185.76 million shares or 1.62% less from 188.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Gam Holdings Ag has 0.08% invested in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 35,826 shares. Jefferies Group Limited Liability Com owns 38,727 shares. Moreover, Nbt Retail Bank N A Ny has 0.3% invested in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Guggenheim Ltd Liability Company has 309,564 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Moreover, Fukoku Mutual Life has 0.04% invested in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 1,700 shares. Hsbc Public Ltd Liability Corp has 373,999 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Winslow Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com reported 6 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt owns 0.01% invested in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 5,702 shares. Art Advsrs Limited Liability Co has invested 0.16% in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0.05% or 5,148 shares. Bryn Mawr Communications reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Exxonmobil Invest Mgmt Inc Tx holds 0.15% or 41,803 shares in its portfolio. 2,049 are held by Hudock Gp Limited Liability. Guyasuta Inv Advsr holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 3,233 shares. Captrust Financial owns 1,658 shares.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is an industrial gases company. The company has market cap of $33.54 billion. The Company’s Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. It has a 31.69 P/E ratio. The Firm is also a supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

Among 17 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 36 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt to “Buy” on Wednesday, December 21. As per Thursday, September 17, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 2 with “Equal Weight”. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. The stock of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 15 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Monday, November 21. Susquehanna maintained Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Wednesday, October 7. Susquehanna has “Neutral” rating and $148 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Vertical Research. The stock of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, January 11. Global Hunter Securities upgraded the shares of APD in report on Tuesday, August 4 to “” rating.

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