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Linde Plc Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for LIN

Based on 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Linde Plc.
Min Forecast
$185.00-35.04%
Avg Forecast
$268.64-5.68%
Max Forecast
$330.00+15.87%

Should I buy or sell LIN stock?

Strong Buy
Strong Buy
7 analysts 58.33%
Buy
3 analysts 25%
Hold
2 analysts 16.67%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

LIN stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDate
Michael Sison
Wells Fargo
Strong BuyMaintains$311.00+9.20%2021-04-06
David Begleiter
Deutsche Bank
Strong BuyMaintains$330.00+15.87%2021-02-08
Vincent Andrews
Morgan Stanley
Strong BuyMaintains$285.00+0.07%2021-02-08
Duffy Fischer
Barclays
Strong BuyUpgrades$285.00+0.07%2020-12-07
Sriharsha Pappu
HSBC
Strong BuyUpgrades$272.00-4.49%2020-11-25
Anonymous
Morgan Stanley
Strong BuyMaintains$281.00-1.33%2020-11-09
Jeffrey Zekauskas
JP Morgan
Strong BuyUpgrades$280.00-1.69%2020-07-31
Stephen Richardson
Evercore ISI Group
BuyInitiates Coverage OnN/AN/A2020-09-22
Matthew Miller
CFRA
BuyMaintains$209.00-26.62%2020-05-07
John McNulty
BMO Capital
BuyMaintains$217.00-23.81%2020-04-14

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Forecast return on equity

Is LIN forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
13.2%
Industry
33.81%
Market
32,369.88%
LIN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years (13.2%); analysts are not confident in the firm's ability to efficiently generate return on equity
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Forecast return on assets

Is LIN forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
7.08%
Industry
9.94%
Market
11,660.33%
LIN is forecast to generate lower Return on Assets (7.08%) than the US Specialty Chemicals industry average (9.94%)
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LIN earnings per share forecast

What is LIN's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$9.35+96.84%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$10.25+115.76%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$10.68+124.79%
LIN's earnings are forecast to grow at an exceptional rate of 31.5% per year
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LIN revenue forecast

What is LIN's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$28.7B+5.27%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$30.0B+10.29%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$30.5B+11.79%
LIN's revenue is forecast to grow at a rate of 4.06% per year, which is not exceptional
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LIN earnings growth forecast

How is LIN forecast to perform vs Specialty Chemicals companies and vs the US market?
Company
31.5%
Industry
22.04%
Market
23.13%
LIN's earnings are forecast to grow faster (31.5% per year) than the US Specialty Chemicals industry average (22.04%)
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LIN's earnings are forecast to grow faster (31.5% per year) than the US market average (23.13%)
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LIN's earnings are forecast to grow faster (31.5% per year) than the risk-free savings rate (1.7%)
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LIN revenue growth forecast

How is LIN forecast to perform vs Specialty Chemicals companies and vs the US market?
Company
4.06%
Industry
7.58%
Market
15.05%
LIN's revenues are forecast to grow slower (4.06% per year) than the US Specialty Chemicals industry average (7.58%)
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LIN's revenues are forecast to grow slower (4.06% per year) than the US market average (15.05%)
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Linde Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Linde Stock a good buy in 2021, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 12 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: LIN) stock is to Strong Buy LIN stock.

Out of 12 analysts, 7 (58.33%) are recommending LIN as a Strong Buy, 3 (25%) are recommending LIN as a Buy, 2 (16.67%) are recommending LIN as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending LIN as a Sell, and 0 (0%) are recommending LIN as a Strong Sell.

What is LIN's earnings growth forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: LIN) Linde's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 31.5% is forecast to beat the US Specialty Chemicals industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 22.04%, and and it is also forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 23.13%.

Linde's earnings in 2021 is $2,501,000,000.On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast LIN's earnings for 2021 to be $4,907,410,061, with the lowest LIN earnings forecast at $4,849,675,825, and the highest LIN earnings forecast at $4,986,138,565. On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast LIN's earnings for 2022 to be $5,379,046,283, with the lowest LIN earnings forecast at $5,227,572,642, and the highest LIN earnings forecast at $5,773,423,601.

In 2023, LIN is forecast to generate $5,604,157,318 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $4,986,138,565 and the highest earnings forecast at $5,873,146,372.

What is LIN's revenue growth forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: LIN) Linde's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 4.06% is not forecast to beat the US Specialty Chemicals industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 7.58%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 15.05%.

Linde's revenue in 2021 is $27,243,000,000.On average, 5 Wall Street analysts forecast LIN's revenue for 2021 to be $15,052,862,605,332, with the lowest LIN revenue forecast at $14,818,735,582,324, and the highest LIN revenue forecast at $15,226,617,462,601. On average, 5 Wall Street analysts forecast LIN's revenue for 2022 to be $15,769,354,971,350, with the lowest LIN revenue forecast at $15,494,897,960,206, and the highest LIN revenue forecast at $16,001,033,013,038.

In 2023, LIN is forecast to generate $15,984,627,567,447 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $15,022,086,058,685 and the highest revenue forecast at $16,626,935,114,189.

What is LIN's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2021-2024?

(NYSE: LIN) forecast ROA is 7.08%, which is lower than the forecast US Specialty Chemicals industry average of 9.94%.

What is LIN's Price Target?

According to 11 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year LIN price target, the average LIN price target is $268.64, with the highest LIN stock price forecast at $330.00 and the lowest LIN stock price forecast at $185.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Linde's share price could stay at $268.64 by Apr 6, 2022. The average Linde stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of N/A from the current LIN share price of $284.80.

What is LIN's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: LIN) Linde's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $4.75. On average, analysts forecast that LIN's EPS will be $9.35 for 2021, with the lowest EPS forecast at $9.24, and the highest EPS forecast at $9.50. On average, analysts forecast that LIN's EPS will be $10.25 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $9.96, and the highest EPS forecast at $11.00. In 2023, LIN's EPS is forecast to hit $10.68 (min: $9.50, max: $11.19).

What is LIN's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2021-2024?

(NYSE: LIN) forecast ROE is 13.2%, which is considered weak.
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