Linde plc (NYSE:LIN) price on Friday, August 27, rose 0.95% above its previous day’s close as an upside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $314.27.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the level at last check in today’s session was $311.32, moving within a range at $311.22 and $313.92. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 0.80 while the PE ratio in trailing twelve months stood at 49.96. Turning to its 52-week performance, $314.37 and $214.14 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, LIN moved 4.87% over the past month.
Linde plc’s market cap currently stands at around $159.40 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Jul 30, 2021. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 4.24, with its dividend yield at 1.36%. As such, investors might be keen on an upside in the stock’s price ahead of the scheduled earnings report. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $2.54, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to $10.4 and about $11.5 for fiscal year 2022. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 26.40% for 2021 and 10.60% for the next financial year.
Analysts have a consensus estimate of $7.58 billion for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $7.14 billion and $7.52 billion respectively. The average forecast suggests up to a 18.90% growth in sales growth compared to quarterly growth in the same period last fiscal year. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2021 to grow to $29.96 billion, representing a 10.00% jump on that reported in the last financial year.
Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that LIN is a 100% Buy. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 100% Buy as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 100% Buy category.
31 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 5 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 22 recommend LIN as a Buy and 4 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 0 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Buy which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.
The technical evaluation for the stock shows the PEG ratio is 3.35, with LIN’s current price about 2.01% and 5.53% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 65.07, while 7-day volatility ratio is 0.88% and 1.29% in the 30-day chart. Further, Linde plc (LIN) has a beta value of 0.80, and an average true range (ATR) of 3.95. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $344.29, forecast between a low of $304.75 and high of $390.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is 3.03% off recent price level in today’s trading while to achieve the yearly target high, it has to move -24.1%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -8.51% jump to $341.00 which is the analysts’ median price.
In the market, a comparison of Linde plc (LIN) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably stronger. Data shows LIN’s intraday price has changed 0.95% today and 23.11% over the past year. Looking at another peer, we see that Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) price has gained 0.37% on the day. However, the stock is -8.69% off its price today a year ago. Moreover, Dow Inc. (DOW) is also up 3.21% in today’s trading while keeping a an uptrend of 37.35% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are up 0.92% and 0.74% respectively on the day as seen in early trades.
If we refocus on Linde plc (NYSE:LIN), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 1.90 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 518.95 million shares.
The 0.10% of Linde plc’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 80.10% of the company’s shares. Current price change has pushed the stock 18.14% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the LIN stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.