Lincoln Electric - LECO Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $208.56
  • Forecasted Upside: -15.56%
  • Number of Analysts: 9
  • Breakdown:
  • 2 Sell Ratings
  • 3 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$246.99
▼ -2.91 (-1.16%)

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Analyst Price Target for LECO

Analyst Price Target is $208.56
▼ -15.56% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 9 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Lincoln Electric in the last 3 months. The average price target is $208.56, with a high forecast of $280.00 and a low forecast of $170.00. The average price target represents a -15.56% upside from the last price of $246.99.

This chart shows the closing price for LECO for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 9 investment analysts is to hold stock in Lincoln Electric. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 3 hold ratings
  • 2 sell ratings
8/29/2022
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11/27/2022
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2/25/2023
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5/26/2023
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8/24/2023
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11/22/2023
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1/21/2024
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2/20/2024

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/16/2024Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold ➝ Hold$208.00 ➝ $239.00Low
2/16/2024KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$232.00 ➝ $280.00Low
1/11/2024Jefferies Financial GroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$215.00 ➝ $250.00Low
1/8/2024Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageUnderweight$178.00Low
12/19/2023Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold ➝ Hold$192.00 ➝ $208.00Low
10/31/2023Seaport Res PtnUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
10/30/2023Stifel NicolausLower TargetHold ➝ Hold$210.00 ➝ $192.00Low
9/27/2023UBS GroupInitiated CoverageSell$170.00Low
7/21/2023OppenheimerDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
7/19/2023Stifel NicolausBoost Target$176.00 ➝ $211.00Low
5/30/2023Robert W. BairdBoost Target$184.00 ➝ $200.00Low
5/16/2023CL KingInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
5/2/2023BarclaysBoost Target$145.00 ➝ $185.00Low
4/28/2023888Reiterated RatingMaintainsLow
4/28/2023OppenheimerBoost Target$177.00 ➝ $180.00Low
4/27/2023Robert W. BairdBoost Target$180.00 ➝ $184.00Low
4/17/2023Stifel NicolausBoost Target$173.00 ➝ $176.00Low
4/10/2023OppenheimerReiterated RatingOutperform$177.00Low
3/28/2023Loop CapitalBoost TargetBuy$185.00 ➝ $195.00Low
2/22/2023Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$149.00 ➝ $151.00Low
2/21/2023Robert W. BairdBoost TargetOutperform$174.00 ➝ $180.00Low
1/26/2023OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$167.00 ➝ $170.00Low
1/20/2023Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$149.00 ➝ $156.00Low
12/14/2022Morgan StanleyBoost Target$149.00Low
11/21/2022OppenheimerBoost Target$165.00Low
11/1/2022OppenheimerBoost Target$162.00Low
10/28/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$135.00 ➝ $140.00Low
10/27/2022Robert W. BairdBoost Target$150.00 ➝ $152.00Low
10/13/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$136.00 ➝ $135.00Low
10/11/2022Stifel NicolausLower Target$137.00 ➝ $136.00Low
8/1/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$126.00 ➝ $136.00Low
8/1/2022Seaport Res PtnReiterated RatingNeutralLow
7/28/2022Robert W. BairdBoost Target$143.00 ➝ $150.00Low
7/18/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$143.00 ➝ $126.00Low
7/18/2022Stifel NicolausLower Target$134.00 ➝ $122.00Low
4/28/2022Robert W. BairdBoost Target$154.00 ➝ $163.00Medium
4/18/2022Stifel NicolausLower TargetHold$144.00 ➝ $132.00High
2/11/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$141.00 ➝ $143.00Low
1/5/2022Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$170.00Low
12/9/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$138.00 ➝ $141.00Low
10/29/2021OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$158.00 ➝ $160.00Medium
10/13/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$142.00 ➝ $138.00Low
7/28/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$136.00 ➝ $142.00Low
7/28/2021OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$147.00 ➝ $155.00Low
7/14/2021BarclaysBoost TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$140.00 ➝ $145.00Low
7/13/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$132.00 ➝ $136.00Low
6/22/2021OppenheimerUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$147.00Low
4/28/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$121.00 ➝ $132.00Low
4/28/2021BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$130.00 ➝ $140.00Low
4/28/2021Vertical ResearchUpgradeSell ➝ Hold$140.00Low
4/12/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$120.00 ➝ $121.00Low
2/15/2021OppenheimerReiterated RatingHoldLow
1/20/2021Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageSellMedium
12/21/2020BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$117.00 ➝ $130.00Low
12/15/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$99.00 ➝ $120.00Low
10/28/2020Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$93.00 ➝ $102.00Low
10/28/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$90.00 ➝ $99.00Medium
10/19/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ OverweightMedium
10/19/2020BarclaysUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$96.00 ➝ $117.00Medium
10/12/2020Longbow ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$120.00Low
7/28/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$86.00 ➝ $90.00High
7/28/2020Robert W. BairdBoost TargetOutperform$94.00 ➝ $106.00High
7/8/2020Robert W. BairdBoost TargetOutperform$86.00 ➝ $91.00High
6/26/2020Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$86.00Medium
5/5/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingHoldMedium
4/27/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingHoldHigh
4/16/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$75.00Medium
4/7/2020Robert W. BairdLower TargetOutperform$105.00 ➝ $86.00Low
3/2/2020Vertical ResearchUpgradeSell ➝ HoldHigh
1/30/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$90.00Low
10/8/2019Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$97.00 ➝ $84.00Low
10/8/2019OppenheimerDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformHigh
7/12/2019Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$93.00 ➝ $100.00High
(Data available from 2/21/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.96 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 15 very positive mentions
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  • 2 negative mentions
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7/25/2023
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8/24/2023
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9/23/2023
  • 19 very positive mentions
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10/23/2023
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11/22/2023
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12/22/2023
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1/21/2024
  • 31 very positive mentions
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2/20/2024

Current Sentiment

  • 31 very positive mentions
  • 21 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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Lincoln Electric logo
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells welding, cutting, and brazing products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Americas Welding, International Welding, and The Harris Products Group. It offers brazing and soldering filler metals, arc welding equipment, plasma and oxyfuel cutting systems, wire feeding systems, fume control equipment, welding accessories, and specialty gas regulators, as well as consumables used in the brazing and soldering alloys market. In addition, it is involved in the retail business in the United States. Further, the company manufactures copper and aluminum headers, distributor assemblies, and manifolds for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning sector in the United States and Mexico. The company serves general fabrication, energy and process, automotive and transportation, and construction and infrastructure industries, as well as heavy fabrication, ship building, and maintenance and repair markets. It sells its products directly to users of welding products, as well as through industrial distributors, retailers, and agents. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Today's Range

Now: $246.99
Low: $243.96
High: $249.90

50 Day Range

MA: $221.47
Low: $209.19
High: $249.90

52 Week Range

Now: $246.99
Low: $152.36
High: $252.98

Volume

380,466 shs

Average Volume

293,673 shs

Market Capitalization

$14.13 billion

P/E Ratio

26.36

Dividend Yield

1.14%

Beta

1.17

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Lincoln Electric?

The following Wall Street sell-side analysts have issued reports on Lincoln Electric in the last twelve months: 888 Holdings plc, Barclays PLC, CL King, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., KeyCorp, Loop Capital, Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Robert W. Baird, Seaport Res Ptn, Stifel Nicolaus, StockNews.com, and UBS Group AG.
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What is the current price target for Lincoln Electric?

9 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Lincoln Electric in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $208.56, suggesting a possible downside of 15.6%. KeyCorp has the highest price target set, predicting LECO will reach $280.00 in the next twelve months. UBS Group AG has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $170.00 for Lincoln Electric in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Lincoln Electric?

Lincoln Electric currently has 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in LECO, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Lincoln Electric's investor relations team?

Lincoln Electric's physical mailing address is 22801 ST CLAIR AVE, CLEVELAND OH, 44117. The industrial products company's listed phone number is (216) 481-8100 and its investor relations email address is [email protected]. The official website for Lincoln Electric is www.lincolnelectric.com. Learn More about contacing Lincoln Electric investor relations.