Linde plc (NYSE:LIN) went up by 1.44% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $352.18. The company’s stock price has collected -1.48% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 16 hours ago that Linde Announces Fourth Quarter 2021 Earnings and Conference Call Schedule
Is It Worth Investing in Linde plc (NYSE :LIN) Right Now?
Linde plc (NYSE:LIN) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 50.23 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for LIN is at 0.85. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 22 analysts out of 32 who provided ratings for Linde plc declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $366.53, which is $25.19 above the current price. LIN currently public float of 511.51M and currently shorts hold a 0.45% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LIN was 1.45M shares.
LIN’s Market Performance
LIN stocks went down by -1.48% for the week, with a monthly jump of 2.12% and a quarterly performance of 13.39%, while its annual performance rate touched 27.48%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.66% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.43% for Linde plc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.57% for LIN stocks with a simple moving average of 11.00% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of LIN
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LIN stocks, with Wolfe Research repeating the rating for LIN by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for LIN in the upcoming period, according to Wolfe Research is $404 based on the research report published on December 09th of the previous year 2021.
LIN Trading at 2.33% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought LIN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -3.09% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 1.43%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.66%, as shares surge +2.03% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.67% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, LIN fell by -1.48%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +22.21% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $339.68. In addition, Linde plc saw -1.48% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LIN starting from Panikar John, who sale 4,872 shares at the price of $327.19 back on Nov 02. After this action, Panikar John now owns 15,106 shares of Linde plc, valued at $1,594,070 using the latest closing price.
Lamba Sanjiv, the Chief Operating Officer of Linde plc, sale 21 shares at $302.12 during a trade that took place back on May 25, which means that Lamba Sanjiv is holding 29,254 shares at $6,345 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for LIN
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +14.28 for the present operating margin
- +26.55 for the gross margin
The net margin for Linde plc stands at +9.17. The total capital return value is set at 5.83, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.14. Equity return is now at value 7.80, with 4.20 for asset returns.
Based on Linde plc (LIN), the company’s capital structure generated 36.40 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 26.69. Total debt to assets is 19.52, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 27.36. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 20.06.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.25, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.11. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.70 and the total asset turnover is 0.31. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.80.