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NYSE:LIN

Linde - LIN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$309.46
-2.83 (-0.91%)
(As of 08/17/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$307.00
$310.16
50-Day Range
$269.01
$318.69
52-Week Range
$265.12
$352.18
Volume
910,752 shs
Average Volume
1.44 million shs
Market Capitalization
$154.23 billion
P/E Ratio
44.85
Dividend Yield
1.50%
Price Target
$367.60

Linde MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.72 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.8% 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
0.16mentions 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.

3.06 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

14th out of 257 stocks

Industrial Inorganic Chemicals Industry

2nd out of 9 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.

Linde Stock Performance

LIN Stock opened at $309.46 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $154.22 billion, a PE ratio of 44.85, a P/E/G ratio of 2.62 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The business has a 50 day moving average of $292.90 and a 200-day moving average of $303.79. Linde has a 12-month low of $265.12 and a 12-month high of $352.18.

Linde (NYSE:LIN - Get Rating) last released its 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 return on equity of 13.41% and a net margin of 10.88%. The company had revenue of $8.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.39 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.70 earnings per share. Linde's quarterly revenue was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Linde will post 11.9 earnings per share for the current year.

Linde Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 2nd will be given a dividend of $1.17 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 1st. This represents a $4.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.51%. Linde's dividend payout ratio is currently 67.83%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on LIN shares. AlphaValue upgraded Linde to a "reduce" rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Evercore ISI raised Linde from an "in-line" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $355.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 31st. Jefferies Financial Group dropped their price objective on Linde from $390.00 to $355.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. UBS Group boosted their price objective on Linde from €325.00 ($331.63) to €350.00 ($357.14) in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised Linde from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $367.60.

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LIN Stock News Headlines

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Linde (NYSE:LIN) Upgraded to Buy by Stifel Nicolaus
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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
8/17/2022
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
+18.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.72
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
$19.75 per share
Book Value
$82.32 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
494,877,000
Market Cap
$154.23 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 analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Linde in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 1-year target prices for Linde's stock. Their LIN share price forecasts range from $330.00 to $404.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $367.60 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.8% 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 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, LIN shares have decreased by 10.7% and is now trading at $309.46.
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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 results on Thursday, July, 28th. The basic materials company reported $3.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.99 by $0.11. The basic materials company had revenue of $8.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.39 billion. Linde had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.41% and a net margin of 10.88%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.70 EPS.
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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 dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 1.50%. 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.
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What guidance has Linde issued on next quarter's earnings?

Linde updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $11.73-$11.93 for the period, compared to the consensus 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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.14%), FMR LLC (2.43%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.22%), DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main (1.62%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.58%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Andreas Opfermann, Anne K Roby, 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 $309.46.

How much money does Linde make?

Linde (NYSE:LIN) has a market capitalization of $154.23 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 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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