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Linde plc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Linde shares (LIN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Linde employs 71,699 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Linde share price

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Linde shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-05-14.
52-week range$184.61 - $303.87
50-day moving average $287.64
200-day moving average $262.47
Wall St. target price$319.47
PE ratio 54.818
Dividend yield $3.949 (1.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.49

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Is it a good time to buy Linde stock?

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Is Linde under- or over-valued?

Valuing Linde stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Linde's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Linde's P/E ratio

Linde's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 55x. In other words, Linde shares trade at around 55x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Linde's PEG ratio

Linde's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6672. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Linde's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Linde's EBITDA

Linde's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Linde's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Linde financials

Revenue TTM $27.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.88%
Gross profit TTM $11.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.25%
Return on equity TTM 6.39%
Profit margin 10.48%
Book value $88.83
Market capitalisation $156.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Linde shares

There are currently 2.9 million Linde shares held short by investors – that's known as Linde's "short interest". This figure is 28.9% down from 4.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Linde shares can be evaluated.

Linde's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Linde's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Linde shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Linde shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Linde's SIR currently stands at 1.88. In other words for every 100,000 Linde shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1880 shares are currently held short.

However Linde's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Linde shares, or, against the total number of tradable Linde shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Linde's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Linde shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0056% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Linde shares, roughly 6 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Linde.

Find out more about how you can short Linde stock.

Linde share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.77% of net profits

Recently Linde has paid out, on average, around 45.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Linde shareholders could enjoy a 1.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Linde's case, that would currently equate to about $3.949 per share.

While Linde's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Linde may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Linde's most recent dividend payout was on 16 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Linde's shares ever split?

Linde's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 December 2003. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Linde shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Linde shares which in turn could have impacted Linde's share price.

Linde share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Linde's shares have ranged in value from as little as $184.6131 up to $303.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LIN.US volatility(beta: 0.8)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Linde's is 0.8. This would suggest that Linde's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Linde overview

Linde plc operates as an industrial gas company in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It offers oxygen, nitrogen, argon, rare gases, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, electronic and specialty gases, acetylene, and carbon monoxide. The company also designs and constructs turnkey process plants, such as olefin, natural gas, air separation, hydrogen and synthesis gas, and other plants. It serves healthcare, petroleum refining, manufacturing, food, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, electronics, chemical, and water treatment industries. The company was founded in 1879 and is based in Guildford, the United Kingdom. .

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