Linde is a leading industrial gas and engineering company serving customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. It was formed as a result of the business combination of Praxair and Linde AG in October 2018.

The company serves a variety of end markets including manufacturing (31% of total sales), chemicals & energy (21%), metals & glass (15%), healthcare (17%), food and beverage (8%), and electronics (8%).

It has a large geographic presence with the Americas accounting for 38% of total sales, followed by EMEA (25%), APAC (21%), Engineering (10%) and others (6%). Linde is the largest industrial gas company worldwide and its gases are used in a number of applications, ranging from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more.

Its four geographic segments, North & South Americas, Europe and Asia generated nearly 76% of total 2018 revenues, and since the merger, the Linde segment has generated 19% of consolidated sales. The surface technologies segment generated the remaining 5% of sales.

Key Investment Data

  • Ticker: nyse:lin
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Market Cap: 213.43B
  • Market Cap Group: Mega Cap
  • P/E: 35.17
  • Dividend Yield: 1.25%

Competitors

The competitive landscape is important as they compete for the same business. Below is the list of competitors in the same industry. While not displayed, a number of metrics you can also use to evaluate your picks are the Chowder Score, the Relative Strength Index (RSI), the Graham Number, and the Piotroski F-Score.

Ticker Ticker Company Market Cap P/E Yield Aristocrat Graph SectorID IndustryID
LIN NYSE:LIN Linde Praxair Inc. 213.43 35.17 1.25 YES 1 1 93
SHW NYSE:SHW The Sherwin-Williams Company 77.87 32.67 0.93 YES 1 1 93
ECL NYSE:ECL Ecolab Inc. 63.13 46.16 1.03 YES 1 1 93
PPG NYSE:PPG PPG Industries, Inc. 30.52 21.99 2.00 YES 1 1 93
IFF NYSE:IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. 21.60 0.00 1.89 NO 1 1 93
ALB NYSE:ALB Albemarle Corporation 13.74 8.76 1.37 NO 1 1 93
CHE.UN TSE:CHE.UN Chemtrade Logistics 1.04 6.32 7.46 NO 1 1 93
BOS TSE:BOS AirBoss of America 0.15 0.00 5.05 NO 1 1 93

Linde Praxair Inc. - FAQ

What is the stock ticker for Linde Praxair Inc.?

The stock ticker for Linde Praxair Inc. is NYSE:LIN.

Is Linde Praxair Inc. a good stock to buy?

You need to consider your investment strategy and how NYSE:LIN can fit in your portfolio.

The current dividend income score of 7/10 and dividend growth score of 8/10. Those 2 metrics together should help you decide the fit for your portfolio. Be it for income or for growth.

Is Linde Praxair Inc. a Buy, Sell or Hold?

The Dividend Snapshot Opportunity Score of 72 out of 100.

The score reflects the strength of a buy signal but it does not show a sell signal if it's low. The higher the better.

A sell signal is more difficult as it often relies on the reason you bought the stock in the first place.

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