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Formula for Growth: Strategic Acquisitions, Geographical Expansion to Fuel High Demand - Research Report on Chart, IDEX, Air Products, DXP and Airgas

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Chart Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTLS), IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX), Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD), DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: DXPE) and Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Chart Industries, Inc. Research Report

Chart Industries came from a record year, with sales over $1 billion for 2012. The company also recorded orders over $1.1 billion. The company's expansion efforts have been taking shape, and the company has also improved capacity and lead times, allowing Chart to meet rising customer demand. Recently, the company's wholly owned subsidiary secured a $40 million contract to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to station modules, storage tanks, and vehicle tanks to PetroChina. The company also has a year-end backlog of $617 million, and expects even higher demand in 2014, leading to long-term growth opportunities. At present, the company is continuing to build LNG infrastructure in North America. The Full Research Report on Chart Industries, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/0744_GTLS]

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IDEX Corporation Research Report

Last year, IDEX achieved record orders, sales and free cash flow. Furthermore, the company was able to improve productivity and reduce costs. For the rest of the year, IDEX will use one billion dollars of capital availability to fund organic growth. The company will also make strategic acquisitions, continue issuing dividends and repurchase shares. Recently, IDEX announced the appointment of Cynthia "CJ" Warner to its Board of Directors. She has 30 years of experience in the energy, refining and transportation industries and is an established leader in the industry. By reducing costs, choosing qualified leaders and making growth-focused investments, the company is confident that it can deliver strongly in 2013. The Full Research Report on IDEX Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/953b_IEX]

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Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. Research Report

Air Products recently secured a contract with Shanxi Lu'An Mining (Group) Co., Ltd. to build, own and operate four air separation units (ASUs). This is Air Products' second largest ASU onsite order. The first ASU is scheduled to start operating by July 2015 and the final one by October 2015. Air Products continues to expand its customer base, allowing it to generate high revenue and adjusted earnings. For the coming year, Air Products will reduce costs, improve pricing and increase its volume. Because of high demand from a wide client base along with cost control measures, Air Products is positioning itself for future growth. The Full Research Report on Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c52e_APD]

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DXP Enterprises, Inc. Research Report

DXP Enterprises pleased investors and analysts with its outstanding 2012 results. The company recorded sales of $1.1 billion, up 36 percent over 2012, and EBITDA margins of 9.9 percent. .DXP completed seven acquisitions within the year, and expects these to be prosperous in the future. Its acquisitions include HSE Integrated, Ltd., a company that offers industrial health and safety services. Through this acquisition, DXP was able to establish its presence Canada. By making strategic acquisitions, the company is continuing to grow and beat estimates. The Full Research Report on DXP Enterprises, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/4efb_DXPE]

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Airgas, Inc. Research Report

Airgas has announced its plan to build a liquid carbon dioxide plan in the greater Houston area. Airgas sees this as an opportunity to serve existing and secure new carbon dioxide customers in the petrochemical industry, as well as traditional food chilling and beverage carbonation industries. The company expects the new plant to be operational in fall, and may contribute to the company's revenue as soon as it begins operations. The Full Research Report on Airgas, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c71b_ARG]

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