Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) trade volume has increased by 42.46% as around 1,857,356 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 1,303,748. At the moment, APD is witnessing a downtrend, as it is trading -0.52% below its 20-day SMA, -1.29% below its 50-day SMA, and -3.37% below its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 14.2%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 10.95% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 10.1% increase witnessed over the past five years.
The last few days have been rough for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD), as its price has decreased by -0.78% during the week. It has also performed poorly over the past three months, as it lost around -2.32% while it has so far retreated around -7.46% during the course of a year. The price of the stock went up by $1.36 now trading at $155.98. Their shares witnessed a 5.08% increase from the 52-week low price of $148.44 they recorded on 2018-10-26. Even though it is still -12.3% behind the $175.17 high touched on 2018-01-25. The stock of APD recorded -2.54% downtrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is set at $187.5. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 20.21% from the current trading price.
When giving their opinion, around 85.71% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 18 out of 21 rated the stock as a Buy. 2 brokerage firms of the remaining 9.52% rated the stock as a Hold with 1 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate APD shares held by institutional investors represents 87.7% of total shares. 92 institutions entered new Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) positions, 448 added to their existing positions in these shares, 436 lowered their positions, and 61 exited their positions entirely.
The first technical resistance point for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) will likely come at $156.62, marking a 0.41% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $157.26, about 0.81% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $153.46, the lower end of the range. APD’s 14-day MACD is -2.41 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 47.48, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 28.8 percent, which is high when compared to that of the 50-day’s 25.41 percent.
The shares of H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) has increased by 4.29%, and now trading at $45.26 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 1,731,376. This is a rise of 1,290,718 shares over the average 440,658 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $45.26 went higher by 14.26% from its 52-week low of $39.61 that it attained back on 2018-12-24. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $59.58 nearly 144 days ago on 2018-08-27.
FUL stock has performed well over the past 30 days, as it added 13.63% while its price climbed by 6.07% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been good for the stock, as it rose 1.03% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $58.43. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 29.1% from its current trading price.5 out of 8 Wall Street analysts which represents 62.5% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 37.5 rated it as a hold, with 0 of analysts rating it as a sell.
H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 0%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 22.01% per year, following the -3.4% drop that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a uptrend, trading 6.37% above its 20-day SMA, 2.33% above its 50-day SMA, and -10.95% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate H.B. Fuller Company shares held by institutional investors is 0%. 16 institutions jumped in to acquire H.B. Fuller Company (FUL) fresh stake, 82 added to their current holdings in these shares, 109 lowered their positions, and 24 left no stake in the company.
The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.07 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 64.8, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 33.74 percent, which is more when compared to that of the 50-day’s 32.36 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $46.74, sporting a 3.17% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $48.22, representing nearly 6.14% premium to the current market price of H.B. Fuller Company (FUL). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $40.44, the lower end of the range.