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Analysis of Linde share price

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One of the most popular business sectors in the European market is gas. Here we offer you a detailed presentation of the German listed company Linde and its shares.

Elements that can influence the price of this asset:

Analysis N°1

Among the opportunities that Linde could seize are its increasing investments in research and development with the aim of offering alternatives to carcinogenic solvents. These innovations should enable the group to attract new customers and improve its brand image.

Analysis N°2

Linde is also expected to increasingly expand in the area of modular and hardware footprints, which are particularly cost-effective. The group is doing everything possible to meet its customers' future energy objectives.

Analysis N°3

Finally, Linde's ownership of the world's largest helium plant should enable it to gain further market share in this area.

Analysis N°4

The threats include significant competition from shale gas and the threat of a further decline in production margins.

Analysis N°5

Finally, the company's ever-increasing debt is of course a long-term problem for the company.

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General presentation of Linde

The German Linde Group specialises in the gas business. The majority of its business is in the production and distribution of industrial, specialty and processed gases, but it also offers engineering, procurement and logistics services.

Linde currently employs 64,538 people and primarily serves the European, American and Asian markets.

The Linde share price is currently quoted on the Prime Standard of the Deutsche Boerse and is included in the calculation of the DAX 30 stock market index.

Analysis of Linde share price
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The major competitors of Linde

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.

BASF

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.

Sinopec

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.

ExxonMobil

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.

Hyprotech

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.

Sinopec

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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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.
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.
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