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How to buy Linde stock

Learn how to easily invest in Linde stock.

Linde PLC
NYSE: LIN - USD
$286.46
+ $10.64 ( + 3.86%)
SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

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 72,438 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $32.6 billion.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LIN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Linde stock price (NYSE: LIN)

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Linde shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-03.
Latest market close$275.82
52-week range$262.47 - $348.04
50-day moving average $289.99
200-day moving average $304.97
Wall St. target price$332.61
PE ratio 39.071
Dividend yield $4.46 (1.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.90

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Linde price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $275.82 from 2022-10-03

1 week (2022-09-24) N/A
1 month (2022-09-01) N/A
3 months (2022-07-01) N/A
6 months (2022-04-01) -14.54%
1 year (2021-10-05) -7.39%
2 years (2020-10-05) 17.33%
3 years (2019-10-04) 48.15%
5 years (2017-10-04) 93.76%

Is Linde stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 39x. In other words, Linde shares trade at around 39x 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 2.2652. 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 $10.6 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 $32.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.54%
Gross profit TTM $13.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.66%
Return on equity TTM 8.35%
Profit margin 10.88%
Book value $79.61
Market capitalisation $134.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Linde share dividends

40%

Dividend payout ratio: 39.64% of net profits

Recently Linde has paid out, on average, around 39.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% 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 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Linde's case, that would currently equate to about $4.46 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 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Linde's shares ever split?

Linde's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 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 $262.47 up to $348.0429. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LIN.US volatility(beta: 0.89)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 0.8893. This would suggest that Linde's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Linde overview

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. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Linde is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.18% of Linde shares are held by insiders and 83.89% by institutions.
How many people work for Linde?
Latest data suggests 72,438 work at Linde.
When does the fiscal year end for Linde?
Linde's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Linde based?
Linde's address is: Forge, Woking, United Kingdom, GU21 6HT
What is Linde's ISIN number?
Linde's international securities identification number is: IE00BZ12WP82
What is Linde's CUSIP number?
Linde's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: G5494J103

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