NYSE:LIN - Linde Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $158.08 +2.90 (+1.87 %) (As of 11/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$158.08Today's Range$153.40 - $158.457552-Week Range$152.56 - $166.85Volume2.73 million shsAverage Volume10.04 million shsMarket Capitalization$45.46 billionP/E Ratio27.02Dividend Yield2.09%Beta0.92 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider 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 Ratio0.78 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio27.02 Forward P/E Ratio24.13 P/E Growth1.83 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$11.44 billion Price / Sales3.97 Cash Flow$10.0368 per share Price / Cash15.75 Book Value$23.42 per share Price / Book6.75 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$45.46 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 were Linde's earnings last quarter? Linde PLC (NYSE:LIN) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.28 by $0.35. The basic materials company earned $192.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $192.10 million. Linde had a net margin of 11.93% and a return on equity of 28.54%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.07 EPS. View Linde's Earnings History. When is Linde's next earnings date? Linde is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 22nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Linde. What price target have analysts set for LIN? 9 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Linde's shares. Their forecasts range from $178.00 to $185.00. On average, they expect Linde's share price to reach $181.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Linde. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Linde? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Linde in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Linde. Has Linde been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about LIN stock have been trending very positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Linde earned a media sentiment score of 4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Are investors shorting Linde? Linde saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,100,755 shares, an increase of ∞ from the October 15th total of 0 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,502,685 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 12.7 days. Currently, 3.4% of the shares of the company 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), NL Industries (NL), LSB Industries (LXU), 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 $158.08. How big of a company is Linde? Linde has a market capitalization of $45.46 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: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 92 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 109 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 201MarketBeat'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 11/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a capital gain?