Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO): Price and Financial Metrics

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO): $130.22

2.53 (+1.98%)

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  • LECO scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 92.26% of US stocks.
  • LECO's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • LECO ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 64th percentile.

LECO Stock Summary

  • LECO has a market capitalization of $7,602,366,742 -- more than approximately 78.13% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for LECO is 3.37 -- better than 86.2% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, LECO is more volatile than only 17.3% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be FLS, MSA, RCII, HUBB, and OSK.
  • LECO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc's official web site, go to

LECO Valuation Summary

  • LECO's EV/EBIT ratio is 26.5; this is 6.85% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, LECO's price/earnings ratio has gone up $21.3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LECO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LECO 2017-03-03 2.5 8.0 28.9 20.4
LECO 2015-01-14 1.8 3.7 19.1 12.2
LECO 2010-10-21 1.4 2.4 27.6 14.8
LECO 2006-07-12 1.5 3.8 19.1 14.4
LECO 2003-04-07 0.8 1.9 27.2 13.6
LECO 2001-06-18 0.9 2.1 12.8 8.6

LECO Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of LECO, see our LECO price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $140.86 Average Broker Recommendation 1.75 (Moderate Buy)

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LECO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $130.22 52-week high $136.04
Prev. close $127.69 52-week low $79.08
Day low $130.22 Volume 1,170
Day high $130.22 Avg. volume 227,323
50-day MA $128.41 Dividend yield 1.6%
200-day MA $116.14 Market Cap 7.75B

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO) Company Bio

Lincoln Electric Holdings designs, develops and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and is also in the brazing and soldering alloys market. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.

LECO Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$130.22$31.79 -75%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for LECO, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc ranked in the 22th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 75%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc, consider:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 5.76 years comes in at -0.02%; that's greater than just 19.78% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • LECO's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 39.99% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Industrials), Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc has a reliance on debt greater than just 22.44% of them.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

ATI, TDG, CP, CPRT, and FLS can be thought of as valuation peers to LECO, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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LECO Price Returns

1-mo 1.61%
3-mo 7.39%
6-mo 10.54%
1-year 60.66%
3-year 56.65%
5-year 136.74%
YTD 12.48%
2020 22.97%
2019 25.41%
2018 -12.24%
2017 21.37%
2016 50.88%

LECO Dividends

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