Executive VP, Clean Energy Opfermann Andreas sale 186 shares of Linde plc [LIN]

The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Linde plc shares valued at $57,948 were sold by Opfermann Andreas on May 03. At $311.55 per share, Opfermann Andreas sold 186 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 1,671 shares worth approximately $0.51 million following the completion of this transaction.


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Also, Lamba Sanjiv purchased 3,750 shares, netting a total of over 1,007,325 in proceeds. Following the buying of shares at $268.62 each, the insider now holds 33,690 shares.

Before that, Fehrenbach Franz had added 375 shares to its account. In a trade valued at $113,627, the Director bought Linde plc shares for $303.00 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings increased to 375 shares, worth approximately $1.38 million.

As published in a research note from Evercore ISI on May 31, 2022, Linde plc [LIN] has been rated up from an In-line to an Outperform and the price target has been revised to $355. This represents a 14.86% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at Credit Suisse started covering the stock with ‘”an Outperform”‘ outlook in a report released in late May. As of March 03, 2022, Cowen has reiterated its “Market perform” rating for LIN. Earlier on December 09, 2021, Wolfe Research upgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “an Outperform” for LIN stock which previously was a “a Peer perform”.

Analyzing LIN’s Price Performance

On Thursday, Linde plc [NYSE: LIN] rose 0.73% to $302.24. The stock’s lowest price that day was $301.42, but it reached a high of $304.1225 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a surge of approximately 1.79%. Over the course of the year, Linde plc shares have dropped approximately -12.76%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $352.18 on 01/05/22 and a 52-week low of $265.12 on 07/14/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $298.00, while a 200-day SMA reached $312.52. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 1.45 million shares from 1.43 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Linde plc (LIN)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 301.07, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 299.89. In the upper region, resistance lies at 303.77. The next price resistance is at 305.30. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 60.82 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at 8.36, which suggests the price will increase in the coming days. Percent R is at 6.76%, indicating bullish price movement. Stochastics %K at selling indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Linde plc subject to short interest?

Stocks of Linde plc saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 jumping by 2.22 million shares to 4.71 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 2.49 million shares. A jump of 47.13% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 1.22 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 1.22.

Which companies own the most shares of Linde plc (LIN)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 43,846,247 shares, which is about 8.71% of the total LIN shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 178,218 from its previous 13-F filing of 43668029.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, SSgA Funds Management, Inc.’s stake is now worth $5,740,219,017. BlackRock Fund Advisors acquire a 2.45% interest valued at $4.68 billion while Capital Research & Management Co purchased a 552,675 stake. A total of -210,107 shares of Linde plc were bought by Massachusetts Financial Services during the quarter, and 78,268 were bought by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. In its current portfolio, Fidelity Management & Research Co holds 9,330,059 shares valued at $2.68 billion.

In terms of Linde plc share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $350.45 in the next 12 months, up nearly 17.98% from the previous closing price of $300.06. Analysts anticipate Linde plc stock to reach $400.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $280.00. In spite of this, 31 analysts ranked Linde plc stock as a Buy at the end of 2022.

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