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How to buy Linde (LIN) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Linde stocks.
Linde is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Linde stocks (LIN.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $332.12 – a decrease of 1.51% over the previous week. Linde employs 72,159 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $29.8 billion.
How to buy shares in Linde
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Linde?
- Has coronavirus impacted Linde shares?
- Linde shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Linde stock a buy or sell?
- Linde performance over time
- Are Linde shares over-valued?
- Linde's financials
- How volatile are Linde shares?
- Does Linde pay a dividend?
- Have Linde shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Linde stock price (NYSE:LIN)Use our graph to track the performance of LIN stocks over time.
Linde shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$311.35|
|52-week range||$237.33 - $352.18|
|50-day moving average||$332.82|
|200-day moving average||$309.01|
|Wall St. target price||$304.99|
|Dividend yield||$4.143 (1.34%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.80|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Linde stock?
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Linde price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-1.51%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||-9.44%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||-2.08%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||4.88%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||24.77%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||49.77%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||96.80%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||159.03%|
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 45x. In other words, Linde shares trade at around 45x 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 2.316. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Linde's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$29.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.5%|
|Gross profit TTM||$11.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.86%|
|Market capitalisation||$158.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Linde share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 41.49% of net profits
Recently Linde has paid out, on average, around 41.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.34% 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 1.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Linde's case, that would currently equate to about $4.143 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 17 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2021 (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 $237.3281 up to $352.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.8398. This would suggest that Linde's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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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