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Linde is a multinational company specialising in industrial and medical gases. It is listed on the stock exchange, which means that its shares are available to buy and sell on the financial markets. However, investing in a publicly traded company can be risky and it is important to understand the factors that can influence the share price before buying or selling Linde shares. On this page we will review some of the key factors that investors may consider before making a decision to buy or sell Linde shares. We will look at market trends, the company's financial performance, regulatory changes, competitive movements and other important factors that may affect the buying or selling of Linde shares.

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Information on Linde shares
ISIN code: IE00BZ12WP82
Ticker: NYSE: LIN
Index or market: DAX

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Elements to consider before selling or buying Linde shares

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Financial performance: The company's financial results have a direct impact on its share price. Investors closely monitor Linde's earnings, profit margins, cash flow and growth.

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Market trends: Market trends have a significant impact on listed companies. Industry analysis, market demand and economic trends can all influence Linde's share price.

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Competition: Linde competes with other companies in the industrial and medical gases business. Competitors' movements, profitability and ability to maintain their market position may influence Linde's share price.

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Regulatory changes: Government regulations and public policies may affect publicly traded companies. Changes in environmental or safety regulations, for example, may impact Linde's business and therefore its share price.

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Geopolitical events: Geopolitical events, such as conflicts, political changes or natural disasters can have a significant impact on multinational companies such as Linde.

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General presentation of Linde

It is of course very important to know a company well before buying or selling its shares on the stock market. Understanding who Linde is and what its major activities and sources of income are is essential to understanding how the group generates its turnover, the segments in which it operates and its growth capacities. The following is an introduction to the company:

The Linde Group plc is a German company specialising in the gas sector. More specifically, the company is currently one of the world's leading engineering and production companies for industrial gases.

In order to better understand the activities carried out by this group, they can be divided into different divisions according to the share of turnover they generate and in this way

  • The production and sale of industrial gases currently represents 83.2% of the group's turnover.
  • Next are surface engineering services, which generate 9.9% of the company's turnover.
  • Finally, the remaining 6.9% of turnover comes from ancillary activities.

It is also possible to break down the group's turnover by target sectors with :

  • Manufacturing industry for 22%
  • Chemicals and energy for 19%
  • Health for 18%
  • Metals for 13%
  • Electronics industry for 9%
  • Food industry for 8%
  • Other sectors for 11%

Finally, we can of course look at the geographical distribution of the Linde Group's revenues. Only 12.9% of its turnover is generated in Germany and 5.9% in the UK. The rest of its turnover comes from Europe, Middle East and Africa (4.7%), the USA (30.5%), Brazil (3.5%), the Americas (4.9%), China (7.1%), Australia (4%), Asia Pacific (9.6%) and the rest of the world (16.9%).

The major competitors of Linde

Before buying or selling, it is also interesting to know the sectoral environment in which Linde Group evolves with its main competitors because the communications, results and news of these groups can have a more or less strong influence on the stock market evolution of this value and its future trends.

Air Liquide  

The Air Liquide Group is a French industrial group with international operations, specializing in industrial gases, i.e. gases for industry, health, the environment and research. The group operates in 28 countries around the world and has more than 3.6 million customers and patients. The company is also listed on Euronext Paris and is a member of the CAC 40 stock market index.


The German chemical group BASF is currently the world leader in this sector. The company was founded in 1865 and is based on the Rhine in Germany on a site of more than 10 km2 and employs more than 34,000 people in the development, testing, production and sale of products.


The China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation or Sinopec is a China-based oil and chemical group that is also one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue.

Dow Chemical

Also known as The Dow Chemical Company, this U.S. multinational corporation is a global giant in the manufacture and sale of chemicals and is headquartered in Midland. The company is listed on the NYSE.


The oil company Exxonmobil Corporation is also involved in the oil and gas industry and chemicals. Today, it is one of the top 10 companies in the world with significant profits as it is in the sixth place in the ranking. It was also, until 2018, one of the top 10 companies in the world in terms of market capitalization. In 1975, Exxonmobil Group was, just after IBM Group, one of the top market valuations in the world.

The major partners of Linde

We now take a closer look at the most important partnerships that the Linde Group has recently entered into and that have an influence on its stock market.


In 2002, Linde and Hyprotech renewed a license agreement for the Hysys simulation platform for the development of olefins, natural gas, syngas and hydrogen production units by Linde.

Material Handling

In 2015, the Linde Group and its subsidiary Material Handling signed a partnership with Balyo, a specialist in the automation of logistics flows.


In 2017, Linde signed a sixth partnership with industrialist Sinopec in the establishment of the Ningbo Linde-ZRCC Gases Company joint venture. The capital of this joint venture will be equally owned by the two companies.

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Positive factors for Linde shares
The factors in favour of a rise in the Linde share price:
  • First of all, it should be noted that the Linde Group stands out from the competition through the diversity of its product range. The company offers its customers a complete portfolio of industrial and specialty gases as well as applications to support the chemical production process. In this way, the company meets all of its customers' needs and prevents them from leaving for the competition.
  • Linde is also committed to innovation with specially developed solutions designed to maximise safety and improve product quality by reducing environmental impact.
  • Linde also stands out from the competition thanks to its specialisation in inerting, purging and covering. The company is also very well represented in the currently booming water treatment sector.
  • In order to meet the growing demand and to avoid losing lucrative contracts, Linde can rely on a large number of qualified employees, as it employs more than 60,000 experts.
  • Finally, it is of course a real advantage that Linde is present in more than 100 countries around the world. This has been made possible by a consistent strategy of partnerships and strategic alliances in various countries.
Negative factors for Linde shares
The factors in favour of a drop in the Linde share price:
  • First of all, The Linde Group is highly dependent on the current economic situation affecting the industrial sector.
  • The price of production has also been strongly impacted in recent years by the increasingly high cost of producing industrial gases.
  • Finally, Linde's growth is currently severely limited due to its high level of debt.
The information supplied here is only for indicative purposes and should not be used without the completion of a comprehensive and complete fundamental analysis of this asset notably taking into account exterior data, future publications and announcements and all fundamental events and news that could influence the strengths and weaknesses or make them more or less significant. This information does not in any way constitute recommendations relating to the completion of transactions or a solicitation to buy or sell an asset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the largest shareholders in Linde?

Linde Group's share capital is currently split between a large proportion of free float and freely traded capital and another proportion held by private investors including The Vanguard Group with 8.06%, SSgA Funds Management with 4.09%, Norges Bank Investment Management with 3. 04%, Capital Research & Management with 3.01%, Massachusettes Financial Services with 2.62%, Blackrock Fund Advisors with 2.42%, T Row Price Associate with 2.19%, Fidelity Management & Research with 1.90%, Capital Research & Management World Investors with 1.79% and Barclays Bank with 1.56%.

How to buy or sell Linde shares?

There are several ways to invest in the Linde share price online. First of all, you can of course buy shares of this listed company via a securities account for example. You can also trade the stock up or down using derivatives such as CFDs and without owning the stock.

Which analysis should I use for Linde shares?

You can never be 100% sure of the future price of Linde shares, but you can get signals that the stock is going to rise or fall based on different analyses. You can carry out a fundamental analysis of the stock based on news and important events, and a technical analysis that looks at the stock's chart movements.

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