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NASDAQ:LIN

Linde (LIN) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$445.18
-2.23 (-0.50%)
(As of 02:40 PM ET)
Today's Range
$444.54
$453.91
50-Day Range
$400.63
$474.89
52-Week Range
$350.60
$477.71
Volume
582,629 shs
Average Volume
2.28 million shs
Market Capitalization
$214.39 billion
P/E Ratio
35.33
Dividend Yield
1.25%
Price Target
$456.79

Linde MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.46 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.6% Upside
$456.79 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.33% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.60mentions of Linde in the last 14 days
Based on 23 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$35.81 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
10.65%
From $15.58 to $17.24 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.60 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

63rd out of 166 stocks

Industrial Inorganic Chemicals Industry

4th out of 9 stocks

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About Linde Stock (NASDAQ:LIN)

Linde plc operates as an industrial gas company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South Pacific. It 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. The company also designs and constructs turnkey process plants for third-party customers, as well as for the gas businesses in various locations, such as air separation, hydrogen, synthesis, olefin, and natural gas plants. It serves a range of industries, including healthcare, chemicals and energy, manufacturing, metals and mining, food and beverage, and electronics. The company was founded in 1879 and is based in Woking, the United Kingdom.

LIN Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/06/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/28 Dividend
3/13/2024
Dividend Payable
3/28/2024
Today
4/15/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
5/02/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Industrial inorganic chemicals
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:LIN
Previous Symbol
NASDAQ:LIN
Employees
66,323
Year Founded
1879

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$456.79
High Stock Price Target
$540.00
Low Stock Price Target
$415.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+2.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.46
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$6.20 billion
Pretax Margin
24.31%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$32.85 billion
Cash Flow
$22.31 per share
Book Value
$84.72 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
478,205,000
Market Cap
$215.75 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
0.93

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LIN Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Linde stock right now?

13 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Linde in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" LIN shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in LIN, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Linde's stock price target for 2024?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Linde's shares. Their LIN share price targets range from $415.00 to $540.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $456.79 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have LIN shares performed in 2024?

Linde's stock was trading at $410.71 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, LIN stock has increased by 8.4% and is now trading at $445.18.
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Are investors shorting Linde?

Linde saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 6,300,000 shares, an increase of 51.4% from the March 15th total of 4,160,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,360,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Linde's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2024.
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.

How can I listen to Linde's earnings call?

Linde will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 2nd at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Linde's earnings last quarter?

Linde plc (NASDAQ:LIN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 6th. The basic materials company reported $3.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.49 by $0.10. The basic materials company earned $8.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $8.04 billion. Linde had a net margin of 18.87% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.06%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $3.16 earnings per share.
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How often does Linde pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Linde?

Linde announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 14th will be given a dividend of $1.39 per share on Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $5.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 13th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.88.
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.

Is Linde a good dividend stock?

Linde (NASDAQ:LIN) pays an annual dividend of $5.56 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.24%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 44.13%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, LIN will have a dividend payout ratio of 32.25% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for LIN.

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

Linde issued an update on its FY24 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of $15.25-15.65 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $15.47.

Who are Linde's major shareholders?

Linde's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Perpetual Ltd (0.17%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.08%), Czech National Bank (0.02%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.02%), Rockland Trust Co. (0.01%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.01%). Insiders that own company stock include Andreas Opfermann, David P Strauss, Guillermo Bichara, John Panikar, Juergen Nowicki, Matthew J White, Oliver Pfann, Sanjiv Lamba, Sean Durbin and Stephen F Angel.
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How do I buy shares of Linde?

Shares of LIN stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:LIN) was last updated on 4/15/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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