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NYSE:LINLinde Stock Price, Forecast & News

+8.72 (+4.10 %)
(As of 06/5/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $221.28
50-Day Range
MA: $188.89
52-Week Range
Now: $221.28
Volume3.53 million shs
Average Volume1.89 million shs
Market Capitalization$116.21 billion
P/E Ratio51.10
Dividend Yield1.81%
Linde plc operates as an industrial gas company in primarily North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and South Korea. 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. In addition, the company supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders for aircraft, energy, printing, primary metals, petrochemical, textile, and other industries; and manufactures a line of electric arc, plasma and wire spray, and high-velocity oxy-fuel equipment. It 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.57 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Industrial inorganic chemicals



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$28.23 billion
Cash Flow$16.60 per share
Book Value$94.55 per share


Net Income$2.29 billion


Market Cap$116.21 billion
Next Earnings Date8/3/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable

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Linde (NYSE:LIN) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Linde's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Linde's stock was trading at $173.92 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, LIN stock has increased by 27.2% and is now trading at $221.28. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Linde?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Linde in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Linde.

When is Linde's next earnings date?

Linde is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, August 3rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Linde.

How were Linde's earnings last quarter?

Linde PLC (NYSE:LIN) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 7th. The basic materials company reported $1.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.83 by $0.06. The basic materials company earned $6.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.74 billion. Linde had a return on equity of 8.06% and a net margin of 8.35%. View Linde's earnings history.

How often does Linde pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Linde?

Linde announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.963 per share on Wednesday, June 17th. This represents a $3.85 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 2nd. View Linde's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for LIN?

22 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Linde's stock. Their forecasts range from $184.00 to $250.00. On average, they expect Linde's share price to reach $214.19 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.2%. View analysts' price targets for Linde.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Linde stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Linde stock:
  • 1. JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts commented, "NEW YORK (dpa-AFX Analyser) – Die US-Bank JPMorgan hat die Einstufung fur Linde auf Neutral" belassen. Im Rahmen einer uberarbeitung des Bewertungsmodells fur den Industriegasekonzern habe er seine Ergebnisprognose (Ebitda) fur 2020 erhoht, schrieb Analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas in einer am Donnerstag vorliegenden Studie. Die 2020er Schatzung fur den Gewinn je Aktie beliess er unverandert./edh/kro Veroffentlichung der Original-Studie: 15.04.2020 / 12:28 / EDT Erstmalige Weitergabe der Original-Studie: 15.04.2020 / 13:03 / EDT Hinweis: Informationen zur Offenlegungspflicht bei Interessenkonflikten im Sinne von § 85 Abs. 1 WpHG, Art. 20 VO (EU) 596/2014 fur das genannte Analysten-Haus finden Sie unter http://web.dpa-afx.de/offenlegungspflicht/offenlegungs_pflicht.html." (4/16/2020)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Linde plc. is an industrial gas and engineering company. Linde plc., formerly known as Praxair Inc., is based in Guildford, UK. " (8/8/2019)

Has Linde been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about LIN stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Linde earned a news impact score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutLinde.

Are investors shorting Linde?

Linde saw a decrease in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 5,310,000 shares, a decrease of 13.9% from the April 30th total of 6,170,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,820,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Linde's Current Options Chain.

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 Walt Disney (DIS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AbbVie (ABBV), Mcdonald's (MCD), Visa (V), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Walmart (WMT) and Costco Wholesale (COST).

Who are Linde's key executives?

Linde's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Stephen F. Angel, CEO & Director (Age 63)
  • Mr. Matthew J. White, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)
  • Ms. Anne K. Roby, Exec. VP of Global Functions (Age 54)
  • Mr. Eduardo F. Menezes, Exec. VP of EMEA (Age 56)
  • Ms. Kelcey E. Hoyt, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 49)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.79%), State Street Corp (3.98%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.59%), Capital Research Global Investors (2.37%), Capital World Investors (1.93%) and Deutsche Bank AG (1.76%). Company insiders that own Linde stock include Anne K Roby, Bernd Hugo Eulitz, Christian Bruch, Eduardo F Menezes, Franz Fehrenbach, Matthew J White, Robert L Wood, Stephen F Angel and Thomas Enders. View institutional ownership trends for Linde.

Which institutional investors are selling Linde stock?

LIN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, State Street Corp, Fayez Sarofim & Co, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, and Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec. Company insiders that have sold Linde company stock in the last year include Anne K Roby, Bernd Hugo Eulitz, Christian Bruch, and Stephen F Angel. View insider buying and selling activity for Linde.

Which institutional investors are buying Linde stock?

LIN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, AKO Capital LLP, Wellington Management Group LLP, Deutsche Bank AG, Swiss National Bank, APG Asset Management N.V., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, and Bartlett & Co. LLC. Company insiders that have bought Linde stock in the last two years include Christian Bruch, Franz Fehrenbach, Stephen F Angel, and Thomas Enders. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Linde's stock price today?

One share of LIN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $221.28.

How big of a company is Linde?

Linde has a market capitalization of $116.21 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. Linde employs 79,886 workers across the globe.

What is Linde's official website?

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

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 6/6/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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