Shares of Linde PLC
rose 2.58% to $308.77 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Linde PLC closed $8.26 short of its 52-week high ($317.03), which the company achieved on September 7th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
rose 3.43% to $287.97, DuPont de Nemours Inc.
rose 2.94% to $71.71, and Dow Inc.
rose 3.22% to $58.74. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 202,968 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.