What Linde (LIN) Investors Need to Know Today

Shares of Basic Materials sector company Linde moved 0.4% today, and are now trading at a price of $335.48. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 134,333 compared to its average volume of 1,815,498. The S&P 500 index returned a -0.1% performance.

Linde plc operates as an industrial gas and engineering company in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company is based in Woking and has 65,293 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $165,244,370,944. Linde currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 1.4% per year.

13 analysts are following Linde and have set target prices ranging from $280.08 to $363.12 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, LIN is trading 2.05% away from its average analyst target price of $328.74 per share.

Over the last year, LIN's share price has increased by 4.0%, which represents a difference of 16.7% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $347.6 per share whereas its 52 week low is $262.47. With an average free cash flow of $4,391,333,333.3 that have been growing at an average rate of 62.8% over the last four years, Linde is in a position to continue its strong stock performance trend.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ MM) Capital expenditures ($ MM) Free Cash Flow ($ MM) YoY Growth (%)
2021-12-31 9,725 -3,086 6,639 64.78
2020-12-31 7,429 -3,400 4,029 60.77
2019-12-31 6,188 -3,682 2,506 n/a
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