Lincoln Electric - LECO Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $156.75
  • Forecasted Upside: -9.76%
  • Number of Analysts: 4
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 3 Hold Ratings
  • 1 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$173.70
▲ +1.2 (0.70%)

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Analyst Price Target for LECO

Analyst Price Target is $156.75
▼ -9.76% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 4 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Lincoln Electric in the last 3 months. The average price target is $156.75, with a high forecast of $170.00 and a low forecast of $149.00. The average price target represents a -9.76% upside from the last price of $173.70.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 4 investment analysts is to hold stock in Lincoln Electric. This rating has held steady since July 2022, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
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8/16/2021
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11/14/2021
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2/12/2022
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5/13/2022
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8/11/2022
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11/9/2022
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1/8/2023
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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2/7/2023

Latest Recommendations

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Display Ratings By
DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
2/15/2019Wellington ShieldsDowngradeGradually Accumulate ➝ Hold$97.00Low
2/15/2019Vertical ResearchDowngradeHold ➝ Sell$80.00Medium
1/25/2019Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$100.00High
10/26/2018KeyCorpLower TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$110.00 ➝ $100.00Low
10/26/2018BarclaysSet TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$96.00 ➝ $90.00Low
10/26/2018GabelliUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$111.00Low
10/25/2018Robert W. BairdSet TargetHold$85.00Low
10/25/2018OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$95.00High
7/23/2018OppenheimerSet TargetBuy$105.00Medium
4/24/2018Wellington ShieldsUpgradeHold ➝ Gradually AccumulateHigh
4/24/2018Stifel NicolausLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$112.00 ➝ $106.00High
4/13/2018Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$93.00Low
3/12/2018KeyCorpUpgradeSector Weight ➝ OverweightLow
2/15/2018B. RileySet TargetBuy$115.00High
(Data available from 2/7/2018 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.80 (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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  • 2 very positive mentions
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  • 0 negative mentions
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7/12/2022
  • 6 very positive mentions
  • 12 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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8/11/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 11 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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9/10/2022
  • 4 very positive mentions
  • 7 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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10/10/2022
  • 11 very positive mentions
  • 21 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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11/9/2022
  • 5 very positive mentions
  • 7 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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12/9/2022
  • 6 very positive mentions
  • 4 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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1/8/2023
  • 13 very positive mentions
  • 9 positive mentions
  • 3 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
2/7/2023

Current Sentiment

  • 13 very positive mentions
  • 9 positive mentions
  • 3 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions

Recent Stories by Sentiment

Very Negative

  • No very negative mentions tracked during this time.
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Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture of arc welding equipment, consumable welding products and other welding and cutting products. Its welding products include arc welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes and fluxes. The firm offers CNC plasma and oxy-fuel cutting systems, regulators and torches used in oxy-fuel welding, cutting and brazing. It operates through the following segments: Americas Welding, International Welding and The Harris Products Group. The Americas Welding segment includes welding operations in North and South America. The International Welding segment primarily includes welding operations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The Harris Products Group includes the company's global cutting, soldering and brazing businesses as well as the retail business in the United States. The company was founded by John C. Lincoln and James F. Lincoln on December 05, 1895 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.
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Today's Range

Now: $173.70
Low: $171.02
High: $173.93

50 Day Range

MA: $152.76
Low: $140.50
High: $174.50

52 Week Range

Now: $173.70
Low: $118.17
High: $174.62

Volume

437,907 shs

Average Volume

386,976 shs

Market Capitalization

$10.03 billion

P/E Ratio

23.38

Dividend Yield

1.47%

Beta

1.16

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: Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Robert W. Baird, Seaport Res Ptn, Stifel Nicolaus, and StockNews.com.
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What is the current price target for Lincoln Electric?

4 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Lincoln Electric in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $156.75, suggesting a possible downside of 9.8%. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. has the highest price target set, predicting LECO will reach $170.00 in the next twelve months. Morgan Stanley has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $149.00 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 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating 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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What other companies compete with Lincoln Electric?

Other companies that are similar to Lincoln Electric include Alcoa, Pentair, Regal Rexnord, Plug Power and AGCO. Learn More about companies similar to Lincoln Electric.

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 (888) 935-3877 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.