Shares of L’Air Liquide S.A. (OTCMKTS:AIQUY) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on AIQUY shares. Societe Generale raised shares of L’Air Liquide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of L’Air Liquide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 12th. HSBC downgraded shares of L’Air Liquide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 25th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of L’Air Liquide in a research note on Tuesday, February 2nd.
AIQUY traded down $0.16 on Tuesday, hitting $31.80. The company had a trading volume of 147,472 shares, compared to its average volume of 146,664. The company has a market cap of $75.22 billion, a PE ratio of 29.72, a PEG ratio of 5.29 and a beta of 0.67. L’Air Liquide has a 12-month low of $20.90 and a 12-month high of $34.13. The company has a quick ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $32.64 and its 200 day simple moving average is $32.51.
The firm also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 14th. Investors of record on Friday, May 14th will be paid a $0.509 dividend. This is an increase from L’Air Liquide’s previous annual dividend of $0.44. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 13th. This represents a yield of 1.56%. L’Air Liquide’s payout ratio is 41.12%.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Captrust Financial Advisors raised its stake in L’Air Liquide by 52.7% in the fourth quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 14,838 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $488,000 after buying an additional 5,121 shares in the last quarter. Boston Private Wealth LLC bought a new position in L’Air Liquide in the fourth quarter worth approximately $237,000. Hancock Whitney Corp raised its stake in L’Air Liquide by 9.3% in the fourth quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp now owns 14,113 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $464,000 after buying an additional 1,198 shares in the last quarter. Boston Common Asset Management LLC raised its stake in L’Air Liquide by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Boston Common Asset Management LLC now owns 163,155 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,360,000 after buying an additional 2,326 shares in the last quarter. Finally, OLD National Bancorp IN acquired a new position in shares of L’Air Liquide during the fourth quarter worth $385,000. 0.24% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
About L’Air Liquide
L'Air Liquide SA provides gases, technologies, and services for industrial and health sectors in Europe, the Americas, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. Its Gas & Services segment offers oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide to the metals, chemicals, refining, and energy industries; and industrial gases, welding equipment, application and safety equipment, and related services to materials, energy, automotive, manufacturing, food, pharmaceuticals, technology, research, and professionals and retail markets.
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