NYSE:LIN - Linde Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $157.10 -0.14 (-0.09 %) (As of 01/17/2019 09:57 AM ET)Previous Close$157.24Today's Range$156.25 - $157.4152-Week Range$145.95 - $166.85Volume2,995 shsAverage Volume2.07 million shsMarket Capitalization$45.22 billionP/E Ratio26.83Dividend Yield1.57%Beta0.8 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesSEC 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 Phone203-837-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.98 Current Ratio0.86 Quick Ratio0.70Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.83 Forward P/E Ratio25.10 P/E Growth1.81 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$11.44 billion Price / Sales3.95 Cash Flow$10.0319 per share Price / Cash Flow15.66 Book Value$22.74 per share Price / Book6.91Profitability 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$45.22 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 announced a special dividend on Monday, December 10th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 18th will be given 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) posted its earnings results on Thursday, November, 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' 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 revenue for the quarter was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business 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, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Linde. What price target have analysts set for LIN? 15 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Linde's shares. Their forecasts range from $178.00 to $190.00. On average, they anticipate Linde's stock price to reach $185.20 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Linde. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Linde? 15 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 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Linde. Has Linde been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about LIN stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Linde earned a media sentiment score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Linde? Linde saw a decline in short interest in 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 currently 2.9 days. Approximately 1.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. 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, CEO & Director (Age 63)Mr. Matthew J. White, Chief Financial Officer (Age 47)Ms. Anne K. Roby, Head of Global Functions (Age 54)Mr. Eduardo F. Menezes, Head of EMEA (Age 56)Dr. Christian Bruch, Head of Linde Engineering (Age 49) Who are Linde's major shareholders? Linde's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.26%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.09%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.05%), Windward Capital Management Co. CA (0.03%), Vigilant Capital Management LLC (0.03%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%). Company insiders that own Linde stock include Christian Bruch, Eduardo F Menezes and Robert L Wood. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Linde. Which major investors are buying Linde stock? LIN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Confluence Investment Management LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Windward Capital Management Co. CA, Vigilant Capital Management LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Rockland Trust Co. and Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Linde. 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 $157.24. How big of a company is Linde? Linde has a market capitalization of $45.22 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: 103 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 120 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 223MarketBeat'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 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the 52-week high/low?