Airgas Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:ARG)

$142.95 0.00 (0.00 %)
(As of 03/21/2018 03:33 AM ET)
Previous Close$142.95
Today's Range$142.95 - $142.99
52-Week Range$86.09 - $143.05
Volume6.66 million shs
Average Volume926,096 shs
Market Capitalization$10.41 billion
P/E Ratio31.56
Dividend Yield1.68%

About Airgas (NYSE:ARG)

Airgas logoAirgas, Inc. is a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hard goods, such as welding equipment and related products. The Company is also a producer of atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice and nitrous oxide and a supplier of safety products, refrigerants, ammonia products and process chemicals. It operates through two segments: Distribution and All Other Operations. The Distribution segment offers a portfolio of related gas and hard goods products and services to the end customers. The All Other Operations segment consists of five business units which manufacture or distribute carbon dioxide, dry ice, nitrous oxide, ammonia and refrigerant gases. It also offers supply chain management services and solutions, and product and process technical support across many customer segments. It markets its products and services through multiple sales channels, including branch-based sales representatives, retail stores and strategic customer account programs, among others.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Commodity Chemicals
Sub-IndustryIndustrial Gases
SectorBasic Materials


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A


Trailing P/E Ratio31.5562913907285
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A


Trailing EPS$4.53
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins5.98%
Return on Equity15.44%
Return on Assets5.04%


Outstanding Shares72,430,000

Airgas (NYSE:ARG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Airgas' stock symbol?

Airgas trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ARG."

How were Airgas' earnings last quarter?

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE:ARG) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 28th. The basic materials company reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.01. The basic materials company earned $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.34 billion. Airgas had a net margin of 5.98% and a return on equity of 15.44%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.23 EPS. View Airgas' Earnings History.

Who are some of Airgas' key competitors?

Has Airgas been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about ARG stock have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Airgas earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.87 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

How do I buy shares of Airgas?

Shares of ARG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Airgas' stock price today?

One share of ARG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $142.95.

How big of a company is Airgas?

Airgas has a market capitalization of $10.41 billion.

How can I contact Airgas?

Airgas' mailing address is 259 N Radnor Chester Rd Ste 100, WAYNE, PA 19087-5256, United States. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at +1-610-6875253.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Airgas (ARG)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  175 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  205 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  380
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Airgas and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Airgas (NYSE:ARG) Analyst Ratings History

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Airgas (NYSE:ARG) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Airgas (NYSE:ARG)

Airgas (NYSE ARG) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/28/2016Q316$1.18$1.19$1.34 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q216$1.29$1.31$1.38 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q116$1.15$1.16$1.34 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q415$1.14$1.15$1.31 million$1.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q315$1.23$1.23$1.31 billion$1.33 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q215$1.29$1.30$1.33 billion$1.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q115$1.18$1.18$1.31 billion$1.31 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q414$1.20$1.15$1.29 billion$1.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q314$1.18$1.18$1.28 billion$1.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q2 2014$1.23$1.25$1.27 billion$1.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q1 2014$1.16$1.14$1.27 billion$1.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q4 2013$1.13$1.14$1.26 billion$1.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2013Q3 2013$1.07$1.04$1.19 billion$1.21 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$1.06$1.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$1.15$1.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$1.06$1.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$0.98$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$1.02$1.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.96$0.99ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.85$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2011$0.79$0.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2010Q2 2011$0.81$0.83ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2010Q1 2011$0.71$0.83ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2010Q4 2010$0.67$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2010Q3 2010$0.69$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2009Q2 2010$0.68$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2009Q1 2010$0.65$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2009Q4 2009$0.65$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2009Q3 2009$0.75$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2008Q2 2009$0.83$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2008Q1 2009$0.81$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2008Q4 2008$0.73$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2008Q3 2008$0.65$0.67ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


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Airgas (NYSE:ARG) Dividend Information

Most Recent Dividend:3/31/2016
Annual Dividend:$2.40
Dividend Yield:1.68%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:52.98% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Track Record:15 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Airgas (NYSE:ARG)

Airgas (NYSE:ARG) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Airgas (NYSE ARG) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trades by Quarter for Airgas (NYSE:ARG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Airgas (NYSE:ARG)

Airgas (NYSE ARG) Insider Trades by Quarter

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
3/30/2016Paula A SneedDirectorSell3,520$141.73$498,889.6041,941View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Andrew R CichockiSVPSell9,648$141.69$1,367,025.12100,948View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Ronald J StarkVPSell11,000$141.59$1,557,490.0017,045View SEC Filing  
2/25/2016Thomas S. ThomanInsiderSell14,000$141.58$1,982,120.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Leslie J. GraffVPSell14,700$141.40$2,078,580.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Michael MolininiCEOSell30,000$141.32$4,239,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Martin J. WehnerInsiderSell800$140.90$112,720.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2016Pamela J. ClaypoolinsiderSell100$140.28$14,028.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2016Douglas L. JonesinsiderSell4,000$140.13$560,520.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2015R. Jay WorleySVPSell2,500$137.99$344,975.003,037View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015Charles E. Broadus, Jr.insiderSell9,900$94.05$931,095.001,105View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Leslie J GraffVPSell6,500$94.48$614,120.0036,626View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015Robert M. MclaughlinCFOSell23,500$108.67$2,553,745.0030,338View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Lee M ThomasDirectorSell3,627$105.13$381,306.51View SEC Filing  
6/26/2015Charles E Broadus JrInsiderSell8,500$107.45$913,325.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2015David M StoutDirectorSell4,850$104.55$507,067.50View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015Terry L LodgeInsiderSell13,200$116.08$1,532,256.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015Thomas M SmythVPSell5,200$115.39$600,028.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014B Shaun PowersInsiderSell34,100$116.42$3,969,922.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Thomas S ThomanInsiderSell22,800$116.89$2,665,092.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Thomas S ThomanInsiderSell7,500$117.28$879,600.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Robert A DoughertyVPSell14,000$111.42$1,559,880.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2014Leslie J GraffVPSell5,000$112.26$561,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2014Thomas M SmythVPSell9,000$109.84$988,560.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Robert M MclaughlinCFOSell24,000$108.67$2,608,080.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Michael MolininiCEOSell28,700$109.06$3,130,022.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Douglas JonesInsiderSell6,000$106.43$638,580.001,813View SEC Filing  
3/26/2014Paula SneedDirectorSell4,242$106.92$453,554.6436,940View SEC Filing  
3/21/2014David StoutDirectorSell6,500$107.83$700,895.0026,248View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Thomas ThomanInsiderSell11,000$107.00$1,177,000.00266View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014David StoutDirectorSell4,000$107.93$431,720.0026,248View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014David StoutDirectorSell3,500$108.16$378,560.0026,248View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Leslie GraffVPSell3,750$107.40$402,750.0027,983View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Ellen WolfDirectorSell16,056$106.64$1,712,211.847,149View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013Thomas M SmythVPSell10,000$108.63$1,086,300.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013Robert Jr. YoungVPSell12,238$107.10$1,310,689.8013,578View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013Robert MclaughlinCFOSell23,300$107.00$2,493,100.0023,350View SEC Filing  
8/7/2013Terry LodgeInsiderSell2,500$105.89$264,725.00916View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Charles E Broadus JrInsiderSell3,600$105.00$378,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Ronald J StarkVPSell10,050$103.49$1,040,074.50View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Michael E RohdeInsiderSell24,150$100.26$2,421,279.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2013David M StoutDirectorSell3,953$98.14$387,947.42View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Airgas (NYSE ARG) News Headlines

Calgon Carbon (CCC) vs. Airgas (ARG) Critical ReviewCalgon Carbon (CCC) vs. Airgas (ARG) Critical Review - March 19 at 9:42 AM
Reviewing Axiall (AXLL) & Airgas (ARG)Reviewing Axiall (AXLL) & Airgas (ARG) - March 18 at 8:46 AM
Comparing Airgas (ARG) & UFP Technologies (UFPT)Comparing Airgas (ARG) & UFP Technologies (UFPT) - February 25 at 9:24 AM
Critical Contrast: Enzymotec (ENZY) vs. Airgas (ARG)Critical Contrast: Enzymotec (ENZY) vs. Airgas (ARG) - January 24 at 11:12 PM
Contrasting Taminco (TAM) & Airgas (ARG)Contrasting Taminco (TAM) & Airgas (ARG) - January 23 at 1:18 AM
Contrasting Airgas (ARG) and PQ Group (PQG)Contrasting Airgas (ARG) and PQ Group (PQG) - January 21 at 9:46 AM
Analyzing Airgas (ARG) and PQ Group (PQG)Analyzing Airgas (ARG) and PQ Group (PQG) - January 16 at 1:10 AM
Airgas (ARG) versus Innophos (IPHS) Financial AnalysisAirgas (ARG) versus Innophos (IPHS) Financial Analysis - December 22 at 5:54 PM
Airgas (ARG) vs. Its Rivals Head to Head SurveyAirgas (ARG) vs. Its Rivals Head to Head Survey - December 15 at 9:30 PM
Reviewing Airgas (ARG) & Its CompetitorsReviewing Airgas (ARG) & Its Competitors - December 13 at 3:53 PM
Head-To-Head Comparison: Airgas (ARG) & The CompetitionHead-To-Head Comparison: Airgas (ARG) & The Competition - December 8 at 5:36 AM
Airgas (ARG) & The Competition Financial SurveyAirgas (ARG) & The Competition Financial Survey - December 2 at 5:30 PM
Comparing Airgas (ARG) & Its CompetitorsComparing Airgas (ARG) & Its Competitors - December 2 at 3:06 PM
Head-To-Head Analysis: Airgas (ARG) vs. Its RivalsHead-To-Head Analysis: Airgas (ARG) vs. Its Rivals - November 29 at 7:26 PM
Airgas (ARG) versus Its Rivals Head to Head ReviewAirgas (ARG) versus Its Rivals Head to Head Review - November 29 at 9:12 AM
Airgas (ARG) & Its Peers Critical ReviewAirgas (ARG) & Its Peers Critical Review - November 28 at 5:14 AM
Contrasting Airgas (ARG) and Its RivalsContrasting Airgas (ARG) and Its Rivals - November 26 at 1:30 PM
Comparing CSW Industrials (CSWI) & Airgas (ARG)Comparing CSW Industrials (CSWI) & Airgas (ARG) - November 21 at 11:49 AM
Critical Analysis: Airgas (ARG) versus The CompetitionCritical Analysis: Airgas (ARG) versus The Competition - November 21 at 5:12 AM
Reviewing Airgas (ARG) and The CompetitionReviewing Airgas (ARG) and The Competition - November 19 at 11:36 AM
Critical Comparison: Airgas (ARG) & Koppers Holdings (KOP)Critical Comparison: Airgas (ARG) & Koppers Holdings (KOP) - October 23 at 6:30 PM
Celanese Corporation (CE) & Airgas (ARG) Critical ContrastCelanese Corporation (CE) & Airgas (ARG) Critical Contrast - October 20 at 6:28 AM
Contrasting Airgas (ARG) and Albemarle Corporation (ALB)Contrasting Airgas (ARG) and Albemarle Corporation (ALB) - September 13 at 12:52 AM
Analyzing A. Schulman (SHLM) and Airgas (ARG)Analyzing A. Schulman (SHLM) and Airgas (ARG) - September 12 at 6:48 PM
Reviewing Airgas (ARG) and Olin Corporation (OLN)Reviewing Airgas (ARG) and Olin Corporation (OLN) - August 29 at 12:10 PM
Head to Head Analysis: Trecora Resources (TREC) vs. Airgas (ARG)Head to Head Analysis: Trecora Resources (TREC) vs. Airgas (ARG) - August 26 at 4:12 AM
Contrasting Airgas (ARG) & Chemours Company (The) (CC)Contrasting Airgas (ARG) & Chemours Company (The) (CC) - August 8 at 7:44 AM
Arbys CEO explains how being unafraid to ask silly questions helped him transform the companyArby's CEO explains how being unafraid to ask 'silly questions' helped him transform the company - July 19 at 5:13 PM
Arbys CEO explains why having only a fraction of the McDonalds fortune was key to its hugely successful brand overhaulArby's CEO explains why having only a fraction of the McDonald's fortune was key to its hugely successful brand overhaul - July 19 at 5:13 PM
Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) versus Airgas (ARG) Head to Head AnalysisWestlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) versus Airgas (ARG) Head to Head Analysis - July 17 at 6:24 PM
Linde, Praxair agree $65 bn deal to create gas giantLinde, Praxair agree $65 bn deal to create gas giant - January 19 at 2:17 AM
U.S. Facing Whipped Cream Shortage Ahead of HolidaysU.S. Facing Whipped Cream Shortage Ahead of Holidays - December 20 at 2:15 PM
Praxair, Linde AG Merger Could Create Largest Industrial Gas Company (PX)Praxair, Linde AG Merger Could Create Largest Industrial Gas Company (PX) - August 18 at 3:42 PM

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