Is Air Liquide (EPA:AI) Worth Your Time and Dime Following a UBS AG Downgrade?


Air Liquide (EPA:AI) Receives a Downgrade

UBS AG cut their rating for shares of Air Liquide (EPA:AI) stock to a solid Sell. This change was released in an analyst research report earlier today. The equities firm after the upgrade now has a EUR 98.00 target price on company.

From a total of 8 analysts covering Air Liquide (EPA:AI) stock, 3 rate it a ”Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 6 a ”Hold”. This means that 33% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is €22.5 while the lowest target price is €13.8. The mean of all analyst targets is €18.44 with a 12.03% above today’s (€102.05) stock price. Air Liquide was the topic of 15 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Independent Research maintained shares on December 9 with “Hold” rating. UBS downgraded shares to “Sell” rating and €98 target share price in a report from a November 19. Deutsche Bank maintained AI stock in a recent report from December 4 with “Hold” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the rating on October 9. Credit Suisse has a “Neutral” rating and a €106 price target on shares. Finally, JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in a report issued on a November 20.

The stock decreased 0.87% or EUR 0.9 on December 14, striking EUR 102.05. Approximately 1.38 million shares of stock traded hands or 15.00% up from the average. Air Liquide SA (EPA:AI) has declined 42.76% since May 12, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.35% the S&P500.

 Is Air Liquide (EPA:AI) Worth Your Time and Dime Following a UBS AG Downgrade?

AIR LIQUIDE, S.A. is a provider of gases, technologies and services to a range of industries, such as steel industry, food and beverage, electronics or pharmaceuticals. The company has a market cap of 35.11 billion EUR. The Firm classifies its activities as Gas and Services, Engineering and Technology, and Other Activities. It has 20.21 P/E ratio. The Company’s Gas and Services activities supplies a range of gases, application equipment and associated services to technology, research, materials, energy, automotive, manufacturing, food, pharmaceuticals, craftsmen, and network industries.

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