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Linde Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.52 (+1.00 %)
(As of 03/2/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $254.01
50-Day Range
MA: $253.22
52-Week Range
Now: $254.01
Volume1.67 million shs
Average Volume1.92 million shs
Market Capitalization$133.32 billion
P/E Ratio60.33
Dividend Yield1.53%
Linde plc operates as an industrial gas company in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers oxygen, nitrogen, argon, rare gases, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. It also designs and constructs turnkey process plants, such as olefin, natural gas, air separation, and hydrogen and synthesis gas plants. The company serves healthcare, petroleum refining, manufacturing, food, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment industries. Linde plc was founded in 1879 and is based in Guildford, the United Kingdom.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Industrial inorganic chemicals
Year Founded1879



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$28.23 billion
Cash Flow$15.13 per share
Book Value$94.55 per share


Net Income$2.29 billion


Market Cap$133.32 billion
Next Earnings Date5/6/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable


Overall MarketRank

2.26 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

4th out of 668 stocks

Industrial Inorganic Chemicals Industry

2nd out of 18 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 2.6Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+2.52 (+1.00 %)
(As of 03/2/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Linde (NYSE:LIN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Linde a buy right now?

23 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Linde in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 21 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Linde stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Linde?

Wall Street analysts have given Linde a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Linde wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Linde's next earnings date?

Linde is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 6th 2021.
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How were Linde's earnings last quarter?

Linde plc (NYSE:LIN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 4th. The basic materials company reported $2.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.14 by $0.16. The basic materials company earned $7.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.97 billion. Linde had a net margin of 8.29% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.56%.
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How has Linde's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Linde's stock was trading at $173.92 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, LIN shares have increased by 46.0% and is now trading at $254.01.
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How often does Linde pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Linde?

Linde declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, January 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 5th will be given a dividend of $1.06 per share on Monday, March 22nd. This represents a $4.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 4th. This is a boost from Linde's previous quarterly dividend of $0.96.
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Is Linde a good dividend stock?

Linde pays an annual dividend of $3.85 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.53%. Linde has been increasing its dividend for 29 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Linde is 52.45%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Linde will have a dividend payout ratio of 42.03% next year. This indicates that Linde will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Linde issued on next quarter's earnings?

Linde updated its FY 2021 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Friday, February, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 9.10-9.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $9.18.

What price target have analysts set for LIN?

23 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Linde's stock. Their forecasts range from $185.00 to $330.00. On average, they expect Linde's stock price to reach $258.81 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.9% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Linde's key executives?

Linde's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Stephen F. Angel, CEO & Director (Age 65, Pay $5.61M)
  • Mr. Matthew J. White, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49, Pay $2.05M)
  • Mr. Sanjiv Lamba, Exec. VP & COO (Age 57, Pay $2.19M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Eduardo F. Menezes, Exec. VP of EMEA (Age 58, Pay $2.52M)
  • Ms. Kelcey E. Hoyt, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Juan Pelaez, Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Guillermo Bichara, Gen. Counsel (Age 46)
  • Dr. Andreas Opfermann, Exec. VP of Americas (Age 49) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Juergen Nowicki, Exec. VP & CEO of Linde Engineering (Age 57) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. John Mathew Panikar, Exec. VP of APAC (Age 53)

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

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

Who are some of Linde's key competitors?

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), The 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 investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.00%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.60%), Norges Bank (1.97%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.93%), FMR LLC (1.90%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.09%). Company insiders that own Linde stock include Anne K Roby, Bernd Hugo Eulitz, Christian Bruch, Eduardo F Menezes, Franz Fehrenbach, Juergen Nowicki, Kelcey E Hoyt, Matthew J White, Stephen F Angel and Thomas Enders.
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Which institutional investors are selling Linde stock?

LIN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Cibc World Markets Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, and Lazard Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Linde company stock in the last year include Christian Bruch, Eduardo F Menezes, Juergen Nowicki, Kelcey E Hoyt, and Stephen F Angel.
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Which institutional investors are buying Linde stock?

LIN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Egerton Capital UK LLP, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Lazard Freres Gestion S.A.S., Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund. Company insiders that have bought Linde stock in the last two years include Christian Bruch, Franz Fehrenbach, Stephen F Angel, and Thomas Enders.
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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 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 $254.01.

How much money does Linde make?

Linde has a market capitalization of $133.32 billion and generates $28.23 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $2.29 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.34 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Linde have?

Linde employs 74,648 workers across the globe.

When was Linde founded?

Linde was founded in 1879.

What is Linde's official website?

The official website for Linde is www.linde.com.

Where are Linde's headquarters?

Linde is headquartered at The Priestley Centre 10 Priestley Road Surrey Research Park, Guildford X0, GU2 7XY.

How can I contact Linde?

Linde's mailing address is The Priestley Centre 10 Priestley Road Surrey Research Park, Guildford X0, GU2 7XY. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 44-14-8324-2200 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 3/3/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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