NYSE:PX - Praxair Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$166.80 +0.91 (+0.55 %)
(As of 07/16/2018 08:17 AM ET)
Previous Close$165.89
Today's Range$164.81 - $167.7249
52-Week Range$127.36 - $166.95
Volume1.50 million shs
Average Volume1.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$47.89 billion
P/E Ratio28.51
Dividend Yield1.98%
Praxair logoPraxair, Inc. produces and distributes industrial gases. It operates through five segments: North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Surface Technologies. The company offers atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases, such as carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. It also supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to the aircraft, energy, printing, primary metals, petrochemical, textile, and other industries. In addition, the company offers electric arc, plasma and wire spray, and high-velocity oxy-fuel equipment; and distributes hardgoods and welding equipment purchased from independent manufacturers. It serves various industries, such as healthcare, petroleum refining, manufacturing, food, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment. Praxair, Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Industrial inorganic chemicals
Sub-IndustryIndustrial Gases
SectorBasic Materials


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.07
Current Ratio0.94
Quick Ratio0.77


Trailing P/E Ratio28.51
Forward P/E Ratio24.71
P/E Growth2.15

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.44 billion
Price / Sales4.19
Cash Flow$10.0361 per share
Price / Cash16.62
Book Value$22.74 per share
Price / Book7.34


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.85
Net Income$1.25 billion
Net Margins11.27%
Return on Equity26.91%
Return on Assets8.73%


Outstanding Shares287,140,000
Market Cap$47,894.45

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Praxair (NYSE:PX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Praxair's stock symbol?

Praxair trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PX."

How often does Praxair pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Praxair?

Praxair declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.825 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $3.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 6th. View Praxair's Dividend History.

How were Praxair's earnings last quarter?

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) released its earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The basic materials company reported $1.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.09. The basic materials company earned $3 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.93 billion. Praxair had a return on equity of 26.91% and a net margin of 11.27%. View Praxair's Earnings History.

When is Praxair's next earnings date?

Praxair is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Praxair.

What guidance has Praxair issued on next quarter's earnings?

Praxair issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.67-1.72 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.65.

What price target have analysts set for PX?

13 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Praxair's stock. Their predictions range from $159.00 to $189.00. On average, they anticipate Praxair's stock price to reach $175.5455 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Praxair.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Praxair?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Praxair in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

Who are some of Praxair's key competitors?

Who are Praxair's key executives?

Praxair's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Stephen F. Angel, Chairman & CEO (Age 62)
  • Mr. Matthew J. White, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Ms. Anne K. Roby, Sr. VP (Age 53)
  • Mr. Eduardo F. Menezes, Exec. VP (Age 55)
  • Ms. Kelcey E. Hoyt, VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 48)

Has Praxair been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about PX stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Praxair earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.66 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Praxair's major shareholders?

Praxair's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.26%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.14%), KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.12%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.06%), Port Capital LLC (0.04%) and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.03%). Company insiders that own Praxair stock include Anne K Roby and Raymond W Leboeuf. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Praxair.

Which institutional investors are selling Praxair stock?

PX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Confluence Investment Management LLC, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Rockland Trust Co., Addenda Capital Inc. and Ledyard National Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for Praxair.

Which institutional investors are buying Praxair stock?

PX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including KAMES CAPITAL plc, Vigilant Capital Management LLC, Addenda Capital Inc., Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., IFM Investors Pty Ltd and Port Capital LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Praxair.

How do I buy shares of Praxair?

Shares of PX 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 Praxair's stock price today?

One share of PX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $166.80.

How big of a company is Praxair?

Praxair has a market capitalization of $47.89 billion and generates $11.44 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $1.25 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.85 on an earnings per share basis. Praxair employs 26,461 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Praxair?

Praxair's mailing address is 10 Riverview Drive, DANBURY CT, 06810. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 203-837-2000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Praxair (NYSE PX)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  384 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  462 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  846
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Praxair and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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