Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.81, a 6 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.86 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on May 9, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on April 1, 2016. Air Products and Chemicals Inc. is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.
Analysis of Valuation of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (Symbol APD).
Air Products is trading at the top of its average price/sale (P/S) range. Air Products is trading below its average historical dividend yield.
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Air Products and Chemicals Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)
Explanation: Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks. Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio. Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years. Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles