It's Time For a Quick Look at Linde's Fundamentals.

We're taking a closer look at Linde today, as the chatter surrounding the stock has increased notably in the last few weeks. Today, its shares moved -0.72% compared to 0.57% for the S&P 500. Increased investor interest and volatility surrounding the stock are not reason enough to buy in -- you should first perform your own due diligence. Here are some figures that can get you started:

  • Linde plc is a multinational chemical company. It is the largest industrial gas company by market share and revenue.

  • Linde has moved 18.66% over the last year compared to -9.2% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of 27.89%

  • LIN has an average analyst rating of buy and is 0.45% away from its mean target price of $343.62 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month earnings per share (EPS) is $8.24

  • Linde has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 41.89 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • LIN has a Price to Earnings Growth (PEG) ratio of 2.726, which shows the company is potentially overvalued when we factor growth into the price to earnings calculus.

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 4.365 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Linde is part of the Basic Materials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 10.03 and an average P/B of 2.08

  • Linde has on average reported free cash flows of $9,262,000,000 over the last four years, during which time they have grown by an an average of 32.76%

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