Linde stock: buy or sell?

LIN stock price: $218.34 -1.29% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


Linde depreciated -1.29% to $218.34 after topping to all time highs on February/13. With Friday it's been 3 red days in a row.

Should I buy Linde stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Linde stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Linde stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for LIN stock for the last 30 days.

Linde stock analysis

Daily outlook

Linde depreciated -1.29% to $218.34 after marking all time highs on February 13th.

Linde depreciated -1.29% today to $218.34 after marking all time highs on February/13. LIN is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $227.85. Since November when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, LIN price gained $10.59 per share (5.10%). Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on October, LIN climbed $26.17 (13.62%). On Feb/13, LIN hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $218.84 recorded on February 11th. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

LIN stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Linde shares depreciated -1.93% this week, ending at $218.34. Early February LIN skyrocketed a brilliant 5.15% in just one week.

In a weekly time frame, Linde stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, LIN might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Not so far away is the last price record Linde marked last week. Since early February when LIN stock price broke up the SMA20w line, it gained $15.21 (7.49%). Since mid November 2019 when SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up, LIN price gained $16.20 per share (8.01%).

LIN stock chart (weekly)

Linde stock price history

Linde IPO was on June 17th, 1992 at $4.52 per share1. Since then, LIN stock surged a 4,730.50%, with an average of 175.20% per year. If you had invested right after LIN's IPO a $1,000 in Linde stock in 1992, it would worth $47,305.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Linde stock historical price chart

LIN stock reached all-time highs on Feb 13th with a price of $227.85.

Linde stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' LIN stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not detected any price target for Linde stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, Linde . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
LIN earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2016, last anual revenues report draw an excellent increase of 8.57% to $11,437.00 M dollars. When comparing 2017 vs 2016, instead, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) decreased a -3.34% to 10.90%.

To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of Linde, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2017 fiscal year results. Annual Linde TTM sales up to December 2018 were $9,084.00 and earnings were $1,403.00 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Linde business evolution since December 2017: Annual sales up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, plunged a spooky -20.57%. Regarding profit margin, Linde stepped up 4.54% to 10.90%

LIN annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$12,273 M-$1,694 M13.8%-
2015$10,776 M-12.20%$1,547 M14.4%-8.68%
2016$10,534 M-2.25%$1,500 M14.2%-3.04%
2017$11,437 M8.57%$1,247 M10.9%-16.87%
TTM $9,084 M-20.57%$1,403 M15.4%12.51%

Quarterly financial results

Linde posted M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed constant a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 15.24%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Linde sales marked a chilling loss and plummed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Linde posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
LIN quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q4$2,953 M-$33 M1.1%-
2018-Q1$2,999 M1.56%$462 M15.4%1,300.00%
2018-Q2$3,061 M2.07%$480 M15.7%3.90%
2018-Q3$3,024 M-1.21%$461 M15.2%-3.96%

Linde ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Linde shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.10% of all shares.

Bearish positions for LIN stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$117.3 B
Total shares537.2 M
Float shares535.5 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)84.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Linde summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$218.24 - $220.30
Previous close$221.20
Session gain-1.29%
Average true range$3.79
50d mov avg$211.71
100d mov avg$204.88
200d mov avg$198.17
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Linde performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for Linde stock.

Linde competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Linde competitor. This doesn't mean Linde does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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