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Linde plc (LIN) Shares Soar Above 1-Year High

Linde plc (NYSE: LIN)’s stock price has gone rise by 0.49 in comparison to its previous close of 354.86, however, the company has experienced a -3.15% decrease 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

Is It Worth Investing in Linde plc (NYSE: LIN) Right Now?

Linde plc (NYSE: LIN) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 39.62x. and a 36-month beta value of 0.85. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 21 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 as “overweight,” 3 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price predicted for Linde plc (LIN) by analysts is $401.61, which is $46.02 above the current market price. The public float for LIN is 488.62M, and at present, short sellers hold a 0.65% of that float. On May 26, 2023, the average trading volume of LIN was 1.82M shares.

LIN’s Market Performance

The stock of Linde plc (LIN) has seen a -3.15% decrease in the past week, with a -2.30% drop in the past month, and a 2.57% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.69%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.50% for LIN. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -2.56% for LIN’s stock, with a simple moving average of 9.84% for the last 200 days.

LIN Trading at -0.55% 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 -4.55% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.50%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.69%, as shares sank -2.48% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +7.75% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LIN fell by -3.15%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +18.60% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $365.51. In addition, Linde plc saw 9.32% 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 Strauss David P, who sale 2,194 shares at the price of $371.02 back on May 15. After this action, Strauss David P now owns 23,939 shares of Linde plc, valued at $814,016 using the latest closing price.

ANGEL STEPHEN F, the Director of Linde plc, sale 45,309 shares at $372.35 during a trade that took place back on May 01, which means that ANGEL STEPHEN F is holding 369,611 shares at $16,870,806 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 11.40, with 5.80 for asset returns.

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


To sum up, Linde plc (LIN) has seen a mixed performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.