Shares of L’Air Liquide S.A. (OTCMKTS:AIQUY – Get Rating) have received an average rating of “Moderate Buy” from the eleven research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $155.00.
AIQUY has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Kepler Capital Markets cut shares of L’Air Liquide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 30th. Berenberg Bank upped their price target on shares of L’Air Liquide from €138.18 ($147.00) to €145.45 ($154.74) in a research note on Friday, April 22nd. UBS Group upped their price target on shares of L’Air Liquide from €157.27 ($167.31) to €160.91 ($171.18) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 5th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of L’Air Liquide in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Barclays upped their target price on shares of L’Air Liquide from €168.18 ($178.92) to €170.00 ($180.85) in a research note on Friday, April 22nd.
Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of AIQUY. Private Capital Group LLC increased its holdings in L’Air Liquide by 14.9% in the 4th quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 3,999 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $139,000 after acquiring an additional 520 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its holdings in L’Air Liquide by 4.7% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 12,239 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $433,000 after acquiring an additional 546 shares in the last quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors increased its holdings in L’Air Liquide by 44.8% in the 1st quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 14,588 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $510,000 after acquiring an additional 4,512 shares in the last quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp increased its holdings in L’Air Liquide by 2.7% in the 4th quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp now owns 18,233 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $635,000 after acquiring an additional 483 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SVB Wealth LLC grew its holdings in L’Air Liquide by 69.6% during the 1st quarter. SVB Wealth LLC now owns 26,780 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $936,000 after buying an additional 10,986 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 0.02% of the company’s stock.
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OTCMKTS:AIQUY opened at $26.79 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $30.10 and its 200-day moving average price is $30.72. The company has a quick ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. L’Air Liquide has a 1-year low of $26.64 and a 1-year high of $32.99.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 13th were paid a $0.449 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.46%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 12th.
L’Air Liquide Company Profile (Get Rating)
L’Air Liquide SA provides gases, technologies, and services for the industrial and health sectors in Europe, the Americas, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. The company’s Gas & Services segment offers oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide to the metals, chemicals, refining, and energy sectors; and gases, application equipment, and associated services to the materials and energy, automotive and manufacturing, food and pharmaceuticals, technology and research, and craftsmen and retail sectors.
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