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Top Insider Buys Highlight: Air Products & Chemicals Inc.

August 04, 2014 | About:



Chairman, Pres. and CEO of Air Products & Chemicals Inc (APD) Seifi Ghasemi bought 25,000 shares on Aug. 1 at an average price of $132.84. The total transaction amount was $3,321,000.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is a Delaware corporation originally founded in 1940. Air Products & Chemicals Inc has a market cap of $28.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $135.32 with a P/E ratio of 28.40 and P/S ratio of 2.80. The dividend yield of Air Products & Chemicals Inc stocks is 2.20%. Air Products & Chemicals Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 4.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Air Products & Chemicals Inc the business predictability rank of 2-star. Articles on GuruFocus.COM

Seifi Ghasemi was recently appointed as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer in July 2014. From 2001 to 2014, he served at Rockwood Holdings, holding the positions of CEO and Chairman of the company. Prior to Rockwood, Mr. Ghasemi worked at GKN and also spent 20 years at The BOC Group.

Air Products and Chemicals Inc reported their 2014 third fiscal quarter results. The Company announced revenues of $2.6 billion and net income of $314 million.


GuruFocus Guru Chris Shumway (Trades, Portfolio) increased his position in Air Products & Chemicals Inc. He owns 2,096,581 shares. Whitney Tilson (Trades, Portfolio), Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio), Dodge & Cox, Meridian Funds (Trades, Portfolio), Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio), and Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) all kept their positions in the Company unchanged or slightly adjusted. Guru Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), who owns 16,050 shares, reduced his position in APD.

Chairman, Pres. and CEO Seifi Ghasemi bought 25,000 shares of APD stock on Aug. 1 at the average price of 132.84. SR VP and General Counsel John D. Stanley, Senior Vice President Patricia A Mattimore, and Sr. V.P. Stephen J Jones sold 59,959 shares of APD stock in February and July.

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