NYSE:LIN - Linde Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $156.93 -1.16 (-0.73 %) (As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$156.93Today's Range$156.05 - $158.4752-Week Range$151.52 - $166.85Volume2.36 million shsAverage Volume3.04 million shsMarket Capitalization$46.17 billionP/E Ratio26.83Dividend Yield2.06%Beta0.91 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Linde plc operates as an industrial gas and engineering company. The company offers oxygen, nitrogen, argon, rare gases, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, acetylene, shielding gases, and noble gases, as well as develops and distributes procedures and systems for gas applications. It also offers pharmaceutical and medical gases and services to the healthcare industry; and support services, technical equipment, and safety products, as well as develops hydrogen technology. In addition, the company supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders; offers electric arc, plasma and wire spray, and high-velocity oxy-fuel equipment; and distributes hardgoods and welding equipment purchased from independent manufacturers. Further, it provides planning, project development, and construction services with a focus on market segments, such as olefin, natural gas, air separation, and hydrogen and synthesis gas plants. The company serves customers worldwide. Linde plc was founded in 1907 and is based in Guildford, the United Kingdom. Receive LIN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LIN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Industrial inorganic chemicals Sub-IndustryN/A SectorOils/Energy Current SymbolNYSE:LIN Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.praxair.com Phone203-837-2000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.98 Current Ratio0.86 Quick Ratio0.70 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.83 Forward P/E Ratio24.14 P/E Growth1.88 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$11.44 billion Price / Sales3.95 Cash Flow$9.8143 per share Price / Cash Flow15.99 Book Value$22.74 per share Price / Book6.90 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.85 Net Income$1.25 billion Net Margins11.93% Return on Equity28.54% Return on Assets9.41% Miscellaneous Employees26,461 Outstanding Shares287,580,000Market Cap$46.17 billion OptionableNot Optionable Linde (NYSE:LIN) Frequently Asked Questions What is Linde's stock symbol? Linde trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LIN." How often does Linde pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Linde? Linde declared a special dividend on Monday, December 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.825 per share on Thursday, December 27th. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 17th. View Linde's Dividend History. How were Linde's earnings last quarter? Linde PLC (NYSE:LIN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.35. The basic materials company had revenue of $192.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $192.10 million. Linde had a return on equity of 28.54% and a net margin of 11.93%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 17.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.07 earnings per share. View Linde's Earnings History. When is Linde's next earnings date? Linde is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, December 20th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Linde. What price target have analysts set for LIN? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Linde's shares. Their forecasts range from $178.00 to $185.00. On average, they expect Linde's stock price to reach $181.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Linde. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Linde? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Linde in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Linde. Has Linde been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about LIN stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Linde earned a coverage optimism score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Linde? Linde saw a decline in short interest during the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 6,911,587 shares, a decline of 38.1% from the November 15th total of 11,166,075 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,423,607 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.9 days. Approximately 1.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Linde's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Linde's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Linde include Air Products & Chemicals (APD), JSR CORP/ADR (JSCPY), Minerals Technologies (MTX), Kronos Worldwide (KRO), Tronox (TROX), Valhi (VHI), Luxfer (LXFR), Venator Materials (VNTR), LSB Industries (LXU), NL Industries (NL), Hydrogenics (HYGS), Polydex Pharmaceuticals (POLXF) and Praxair (PX). Who are Linde's key executives? Linde'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) How do I buy shares of Linde? Shares of LIN 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 Linde's stock price today? One share of LIN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $156.93. How big of a company is Linde? Linde has a market capitalization of $46.17 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. Linde employs 26,461 workers across the globe. What is Linde's official website? The official website for Linde is http://www.praxair.com. How can I contact Linde? Linde'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 Linde (NYSE LIN)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 94 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 115 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 209MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Linde and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LIN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LIN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do You Need a Fiduciary?