Lincoln Electric The welding products manufacturer is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter results on Feb. 17. Analysts, on average, anticipates earnings of 63 cents a share on $698.38 million in revenue. Shares of Lincoln Electric hit a 52-week high on Tuesday of $45.74. The stock's 52-week low of $26.84 was set on Oct. 4. Lincoln Electric has a forward P/E of 16.31X. The average for industrial machinery companies is 15.99X. Timken ( TKR) has a lower forward P/E of 8.74X. Four of the seven analysts who cover the stock rated it a buy. The other three analysts rated it a hold. TheStreet Ratings gives Lincoln Electric a B+ grade and has a $56.14 price target on the shares. The stock has risen 16.25% year to date.