Analyst Opinion On How To Bet On Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD), Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico (BSMX)

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) recently saw its volume around 2.33 million shares and on average it trades 1.4 million shares a day. The opening price of $159.85, led it to gain 4.4% to reach $161.39 upon the closing bell.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Analyst Opinion

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 20 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 1.09% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 6.65% last month and is up 12.22 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 13 of analysts who cover APD having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $161.07 price target on Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., suggesting a -0.2% decline from recent close. It’s currently trading about 4.24% above its 52-week high.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Earnings Surprise

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.65 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $1.59. Its revenue totaled $2.06 billion up 4% from the previous quarter.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) Intraday View

This stock (APD) is ahead of its 52-week low with 25.11%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.04% which for the week stands at 0.89%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 5.41% and stays 7.73% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 5.58% gains and now is up 12.01% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $145.82. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 21.36%.

Turning to Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico (NYSE:BSMX), its shares were trading at $8.46 a retreat of $-0.53, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $9.05, touched a high of $9.06 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.7. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico has 0 buy ratings, 2 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -21.81% from its high of $ 10.82 to a $11.5 billion market value through last close.

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico (BSMX) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 2.67 to 2.67 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $10.38 a share. The target implies a 22.7% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 41.84% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico (NYSE:BSMX) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.86 million shares versus an average volume of 1.7 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.91% which for the week approaches 2.26%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $8.46 and compares with the $6.73 52-week low. The stock recovered 25.71% since its low point and has performed 17.66% year-to-date.

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