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NYSE:LIN

Linde - LIN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$311.55
+5.68 (+1.86%)
(As of 08/12/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$305.57
$311.57
50-Day Range
$269.01
$335.76
52-Week Range
$265.12
$352.18
Volume
1.14 million shs
Average Volume
2.31 million shs
Market Capitalization
$155.27 billion
P/E Ratio
45.15
Dividend Yield
1.53%
Price Target
$368.86

Linde MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.71 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.0% Upside
$367.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.78% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.35mentions of Linde in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.08%
From $11.90 to $12.98 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

3.15 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

8th out of 255 stocks

Industrial Inorganic Chemicals Industry

1st out of 8 stocks

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About Linde (NYSE:LIN) Stock

Linde plc operates as an industrial gas and engineering company in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia 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 olefin, natural gas, air separation, hydrogen, and synthesis gas plants. It serves a range of industries, including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, food, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment. The company was founded in 1879 and is based in Woking, the United Kingdom.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

LIN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Evercore ISI raised shares of Linde from an "in-line" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $355.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. Jefferies Financial Group lowered their price target on shares of Linde from $390.00 to $355.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. AlphaValue upgraded shares of Linde to a "reduce" rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Linde from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Bank of America decreased their price objective on shares of Linde from $370.00 to $369.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average price target of $367.60.

Linde Trading Up 1.9 %

Shares of NYSE:LIN traded up $5.68 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $311.55. 1,140,574 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,311,118. Linde has a 12-month low of $265.12 and a 12-month high of $352.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.74. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $294.62 and a 200 day moving average price of $303.82. The firm has a market cap of $155.27 billion, a P/E ratio of 45.15, a P/E/G ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 0.87.

Linde (NYSE:LIN - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The basic materials company reported $3.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.99 by $0.11. Linde had a net margin of 10.88% and a return on equity of 13.41%. The company had revenue of $8.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $8.39 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.70 earnings per share. Linde's quarterly revenue was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts expect that Linde will post 11.9 earnings per share for the current year.

Linde Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Friday, September 2nd will be paid a dividend of $1.17 per share. This represents a $4.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 1st. Linde's payout ratio is currently 67.83%.

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LIN Stock News Headlines

UBS Group Increases Linde (NYSE:LIN) Price Target to €350.00
Linde 2Q Sales $8.46B - MarketWatch
Analyst Ratings for Linde - Benzinga
Linde Plc Raises 2022 Adj. EPS Guidance
Linde (LIN) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Top Estimates
Linde plc: Linde Declares Dividend in Third Quarter 2022
Linde (LIN) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday
Analysts Set Linde plc (NYSE:LIN) Price Target at $367.80
Linde Whale Trades Spotted - Benzinga
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LIN Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/17 Dividend
6/02/2022
Dividend Payable
6/17/2022
Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/16 Dividend
9/01/2022
Dividend Payable
9/16/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Industrial inorganic chemicals
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
72,327
Year Founded
1879

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$367.60
High Stock Price Forecast
$404.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$330.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+18.4%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.71
Research Coverage
18 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$3.83 billion
Pretax Margin
14.91%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$30.79 billion
Cash Flow
$20.06 per share
Book Value
$82.32 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
494,877,000
Market Cap
$155.27 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
0.87

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LIN Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Linde stock right now?

18 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Linde in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" LIN shares.
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What is Linde's stock price forecast for 2022?

18 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Linde's shares. Their LIN share price forecasts range from $330.00 to $404.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $367.60 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have LIN shares performed in 2022?

Linde's stock was trading at $346.43 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, LIN shares have decreased by 10.5% and is now trading at $309.91.
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Are investors shorting Linde?

Linde saw a increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 5,430,000 shares, an increase of 118.1% from the June 15th total of 2,490,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,550,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. Currently, 1.1% of the company's shares 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, October 27th 2022.
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How were Linde's earnings last quarter?

Linde plc (NYSE:LIN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 28th. The basic materials company reported $3.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.99 by $0.11. The basic materials company earned $8.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $8.39 billion. Linde had a net margin of 10.88% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.41%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.70 earnings per share.
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How often does Linde pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Linde?

Linde declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 2nd will be paid a dividend of $1.17 per share on Friday, September 16th. This represents a $4.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 1st.
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Is Linde a good dividend stock?

Linde (NYSE:LIN) pays an annual dividend of $4.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.51%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 31 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 67.83%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, LIN will have a dividend payout ratio of 36.06% 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 FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of $11.73-$11.93 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $11.62. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Vincent L. Sadusky's approval rating as Linde's CEO?

14 employees have rated Linde Chief Executive Officer Vincent L. Sadusky on Glassdoor.com. Vincent L. Sadusky has an approval rating of 59% among the company's employees. This puts Vincent L. Sadusky in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Linde own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Linde investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AbbVie (ABBV), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Walmart (WMT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Pfizer (PFE) and QUALCOMM (QCOM).

What is Linde's stock symbol?

Linde trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LIN."

Who are Linde's major shareholders?

Linde's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (2.43%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.00%), DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.71%), Parnassus Investments LLC (0.60%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (0.51%) and Swiss National Bank (0.45%). Insiders that own company stock include Andreas Opfermann, Anne K Roby, Bernd Hugo Eulitz, Christian Bruch, Eduardo F Menezes, Franz Fehrenbach, John Panikar, Juergen Nowicki, Kelcey E Hoyt, Sanjiv Lamba 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Linde's stock price today?

One share of LIN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $309.91.

How much money does Linde make?

Linde (NYSE:LIN) has a market capitalization of $154.45 billion and generates $30.79 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $3.83 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.90 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Linde have?

The company employs 72,327 workers across the globe.

When was Linde founded?

Linde was founded in 1879.

How can I contact Linde?

Linde's mailing address is The Priestley Centre 10 Priestley Road Surrey Research Park, Guildford X0, GU2 7XY. The official website for the company is www.linde.com. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 441483242200, via email at investor.relations@linde.com, or via fax at 800-772-9985.

This page (NYSE:LIN) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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