L’Air Liquide S.A. (OTCMKTS:AIQUY) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

L’Air Liquide S.A. (OTCMKTS:AIQUYGet Rating) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $170.67.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on AIQUY shares. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of L’Air Liquide from €152.00 ($165.22) to €155.00 ($168.48) in a research note on Friday, February 18th. The Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of L’Air Liquide from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 26th. Kepler Capital Markets downgraded shares of L’Air Liquide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of L’Air Liquide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 20th. Finally, UBS Group boosted their price objective on shares of L’Air Liquide from €173.00 ($188.04) to €177.00 ($192.39) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 5th.

Shares of AIQUY opened at $34.95 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $33.59 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $33.94. L’Air Liquide has a 1-year low of $29.82 and a 1-year high of $36.29.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of AIQUY. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its stake in L’Air Liquide by 21.9% in the 3rd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 11,546 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $371,000 after purchasing an additional 2,078 shares in the last quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC lifted its stake in L’Air Liquide by 276.7% in the 3rd quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC now owns 1,228 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $39,000 after purchasing an additional 902 shares in the last quarter. Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC lifted its stake in L’Air Liquide by 69.9% in the 3rd quarter. Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC now owns 1,415 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $45,000 after purchasing an additional 582 shares in the last quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp lifted its stake in L’Air Liquide by 2.8% in the 3rd quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp now owns 17,750 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $570,000 after purchasing an additional 482 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. lifted its stake in L’Air Liquide by 17.3% in the 3rd quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. now owns 29,025 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $933,000 after purchasing an additional 4,275 shares in the last quarter. 0.02% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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