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Linde plc (LIN) Stock: A SWOT Analysis

The price-to-earnings ratio for Linde plc (NYSE: LIN) is above average at 40.17x, while the 36-month beta value is 0.85.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 21 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price point forecasted by analysts for Linde plc (LIN) is $371.43, which is $47.52 above the current market price. The public float for LIN is 491.60M, and currently, short sellers hold a 1.10% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of LIN on March 16, 2023 was 2.54M shares.

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LIN) stock’s latest price update

Linde plc (NYSE: LIN)’s stock price has decreased by -3.36 compared to its previous closing price of 342.44. Nevertheless, the company has seen a loss of -6.75% in its stock price over the last five trading days. MarketWatch.com reported on 02/24/23 that Inside Germany’s industrial-sized effort to wean itself off Putin and Russian natural gas

LIN’s Market Performance

Linde plc (LIN) has experienced a -6.75% fall in stock performance for the past week, with a -0.94% drop in the past month, and a -1.52% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.30%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.14% for LIN. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -3.16% for LIN stock, with a simple moving average of 6.98% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LIN

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LIN stocks, with Seaport Research Partners repeating the rating for LIN by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for LIN in the upcoming period, according to Seaport Research Partners is $330 based on the research report published on October 13th of the previous year 2022.

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LIN reach a price target of $338. The rating they have provided for LIN stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on October 13th, 2022.

LIN Trading at -0.52% 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 -8.77% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.14%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.30%, as shares sank -0.92% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.46% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LIN fell by -6.75%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +3.31% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $341.57. In addition, Linde plc saw 1.46% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LIN starting from Durbin Sean, who sale 4,060 shares at the price of $360.17 back on Mar 03. After this action, Durbin Sean now owns 8,432 shares of Linde plc, valued at $1,462,272 using the latest closing price.

Hoyt Kelcey E, the Principal Accounting Officer of Linde plc, sale 2,932 shares at $333.91 during a trade that took place back on Nov 16, which means that Hoyt Kelcey E is holding 6,470 shares at $979,016 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LIN

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +19.36 for the present operating margin
  • +29.10 for the gross margin

The net margin for Linde plc stands at +12.43. Equity return is now at value 10.30, with 5.30 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.79.


In a nutshell, Linde plc (LIN) has experienced a mixed performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.