Air Products & Chemicals Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.81 per share, a 5 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.77 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on May 11, 2015 to shareholders of record at close of business on April 1, 2015.
Analysis of Valuation of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (Symbol APD).
Air Products & Chemicals is trading at the top of its average price/sale (P/S) range. Air Products & Chemicals is trading below its average dividend yield range.
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Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)
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