Lincoln National Corp (LNC)

LNC (NYSE:Insurance) EQUITY
$68.12
neg -0.36
-0.53%
Today's Range: 67.61 - 69.49 | LNC Avg Daily Volume: 1,830,200
Last Update: 12/09/16 - 3:59 PM EST
Volume: 3,067,461
YTD Performance: 36.25%
Open: $69.25
Previous Close: $68.48
52 Week Range: $30.39 - $69.30
Oustanding Shares: 228,560,352
Market Cap: 15,347,827,637
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for LNC
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 1 2 2 2
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 8 7 8 6
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.65 2.45 2.50 2.39
Latest Dividend: 0.25
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.49%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/05/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 12.67
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LNC Sector Avg. S&P 500
12.67 12.60 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
45.27% 28.31% 33.15%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 0.10 0.20 0.06
Net Income -23.80 -0.10 -0.04
EPS -20.50 0.00 -0.01
Earnings for LNC:
EBITDA 1.70B
Revenue 13.57B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/16) Qtr (03/17) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.68 $1.57 $6.28 $6.86
Number of Analysts 7 4 8 8
High Estimate $1.72 $1.61 $6.42 $7.10
Low Estimate $1.64 $1.49 $5.91 $6.50
Prior Year $1.54 $1.25 $5.46 $6.28
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 9.28% 25.80% 15.02% 9.24%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Dec 2, 2016 | 2:17 PM EST
While I see many stocks with attractive reward vs. risk, they reside mostly on the short side.   Some stocks I plan to short on any …
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Doug Kass

 | Dec 1, 2016 | 11:41 AM EST
I have covered tag ends of my Metlife (MET) , Lincoln National (LNC) , Fastenal (FAST) and Netflix (NFLX) shorts -- and have take …
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Doug Kass

 | Nov 30, 2016 | 8:08 AM EST
I try through rigorous analysis to identify sectors and companies with intermediate-term prospects that are deteriorating relative to consensus expectations, isolating those areas and corporations with secular growth prospects that are reduced by a changing business landscape. Examples of stocks that I am short that may fit this description include Disney (DIS) , Coca-Cola (KO) and Apple (AAPL) . But this morning I want to look at current and possible shorts -- a shopping list, so to speak -- by iden
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Doug Kass

 | Nov 14, 2016 | 4:04 PM EST
The U.S. dollar is quite strong -- yet, for now, no one cares. The price of crude oil is flat. Gold down by another -$6.50 -- approaching the figure at $1,200. REITs had a dead cat bounce. I remain short small iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) . Ag commodities: wheat down $0.08, corn down $0.03, soybeans down $0.01 and oats up $0.03. Bonds continued their price degradation. The 10-year yield rose by 11 basis points to 2.228% and the long bond by 8 bps to 2.99%. The 2s/10s -- which has been steepening -- is at 122 basis points. Municipals got schmeissed. The iShares S&P Natnl AMT - Free Munpl Bd Fd ETF (MUB) down by over 1% (down $1.25). Junk bonds thrived, however. The iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond ETF (HYG)  up $0.70. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) down another $0.11, breaking down. Again, I wouldn't bottom fish. Investors ran to banks like Pavlov's dogs, again. Deutsche Bank (DB) has recovered nicely. Same for insurance (at tagends in Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) ) and brokerages. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (HIG) , long, made a new high. Autos were conspicuous in their weakness. I am down to tag ends on these shorts -- covered nicely early last week Energy stocks mixed, though the commodity is near a multi-week low. Biotech up 2% led by speculative stocks. (SAGE (SAGE) , Intrexon (XON)   and Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP) ). Retail still the "world's fair." I sold out my trading long rentals for size gains. Still own JC Penney (JCP) but covered my short JCP puts. Big pharma listless. Mixed media. Consumer discretionary up slightly. (T) FANG weakness still apparent -- they are no longer the "cool kids." Was there "less there there," relative to momentum followers' previous thoughts? Tesla (TSLA) -$7 (short on my best ideas list), Facebook (FB) (everybody's fav and overowned) -$3, Amazon (AMZN) -$18 and Alphabet (GOOGL) -$16. Death knell to many hedge funds -- and occurring at a bad time of
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Doug Kass

 | Nov 7, 2016 | 4:55 PM EST
The U.S. dollar strengthened meaningfully. Any more strength will begin to raise concerns about multinational profits. The price of crude oil expanded by $0.80 to nearly $45/barrel. But, we are still in a short term downtrend. Gold fell be $23. I rebuilt my GLD position on the weakness. We are near the 200 day moving average. Ag commodities: wheat down $0.04, corn down $0.02, soybeans up $0.08 and oats are flat. Fertilizer stocks traded well today. Lumber up $1. Bonds got schmeissed. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) down a beaner. The 10-year U.S. note yield rose by four basis points and the long bond by three basis points. The 2s/10s spread widened by two basis points to 101 basis points. Municipals were surprisingly weaker. Closed end muni bond funds flatlined. But high yield was much stronger iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond ETF (HYG) +$1 and SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF (JNK) +$0.40. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) +$0.13. Banks benefited from the steepening yield curve. I shorted JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Citigroup (C) and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) late in the day. Insurance stocks were terrific. Long Hartford Financial (HIG) (large) looks like it might be breaking out. (I still owe you guys an analysis of the good quarter release from last week -- coming soon! Small shorts in Lincoln National (LNC) and Metlife (MET) , rose. Brokerages Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) were the "world's fair." Autos advanced. I remain short (small) General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) . Retail rebounded. My only long JC Penney (JCP) was punk (up a dime after being up three times that amount earlier in the day). Biotech was +3.5%. Allergan (AGN) , Celgene (CELG) ++ Speculative biotech (Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA)  , SAGE Therapeutics (SAGE) , Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) ,  Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR
By

Lenore Elle Hawkins

 | Nov 6, 2016 | 12:00 PM EST
Troubles on Main Street, Wall Street and in Washington Aren't Going Away Soon.
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Doug Kass

 | Nov 3, 2016 | 3:44 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil continued to roll over: down $0.66 to $44.68. Ag commodities: wheat down $0.05, corn up $0.02, soybeans up $0.03 and oats down $0.04. Lumber up $5. Bonds got schmeissed (iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) down a beaner) after staging a two-day recovery. The 10-year U.S. Treasury rose by 2 basis points in yield while the long bond advanced by 4 basis points. The 2s/10s spread rose back to 100 bps. Municipals were flat to higher. Junk bond prices edged a bit higher as well. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB)  up $0.02. Banks were mixed. Our Trade of the Week made a morning move higher -- and then dropped to new daily lows. I added on the short side. Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) up by $0.08. Insurance was very strong after a Lincoln National (LNC) beat (I remain small short). Hartford Financial (HIG) lacked this time. Brokerages are surprisingly strong, led by Goldman Sachs (GS) . Old tech down - with Comcast (CSCO) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) lower. Retail still stinking up the joint with Nordstrom (JWN) , Target (TGT) , Foot Locker (FL) et al. notably weaker. I added to a poorly performing JC Penney (JCP) today. Awful sentiment in biotech, pharma and generic -- for obvious reasons. Biotech was a biowreck, breaking support levels. Allergan (AGN)  , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX)  , Merck (MCK) etc lower. Speculative biotech like Sage Therapeutics (SAGE)  , Portula Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) ,  Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Aerie Pharmaceut
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Doug Kass

 | Oct 25, 2016 | 5:03 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened after making an eight-month high earlier in the morning. The price of crude oil dipped by $0.67 to $49.85 a barrel. Gold rose by $12 to $1,275. Dougie likes. SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) rose $1. Ag commodities: wheat and corn rose $0.15, soybeans fell $0.02, oats fell $0.03. Lumber down $1. Bonds showed little directional trade. The 2s/10s spread flattened by one basis point to 90 basis points. Note: I added to my financial short today. Municipals were bid -- closed end muni-bond funds were little changed. Junk bonds flat-lined, as did Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) . Banks held in well. I expanded Citigroup (C) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) shorts. Brokerages were unchanged. Insurance was under pressure with one percent declines in shorts Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) as well as Hartford Financial Services (HIG) long. Retail under siege, led by pronounced declines in Home Depot (HD) and Lowes (LOW) . But JC Penney (JCP) , Macy's (M) , Nordstrom (JWN) and others also fell. Other consumer discretionary (e.g. Starbucks (SBUX) and Disney (DIS) ) were under-performers. Old tech was uninspiring with small price changes. Autos were a big disappointment after the General Motors (GM) beat. I went from medium-sized to small yesterday. Biotech still soft with Allergan (AGN) and some speculative names "on tilt." But big pharma was strong, absolutely and relatively. Consumer staples led by Procter & Gamble (PG) (great EPS report). Long Campbell Soup (CPB) inched higher (+$0.32). (T)FANG was wobbly, with all five components lower. In individual stocks, profit taking in DuPont (DD) (after a good quarter). Same with Radian (RDN) . Oaktree Capital (OAK) managed to lift by a nickel after a good day on Monday. Here are some rich and value-added contributions on our site today: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on a worrisome weak market sector - home improvement. 2. Jack Mohr "research" on whether Apple might join the AT&T/Time Warner merger. As usual, solid analysis from Jack. 3. Rev Shark on market apathy.  4. Though I am not in agreement, Mike "Stormin'" Norman on the national debt.  5.
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Doug Kass

 | Oct 24, 2016 | 4:37 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened (as shareholders of Kimberly Clark (KMB) rudely found out today). The price of crude oil suffered but off of the day's lows. Gold fell by $3.40. No oomph for now in precious metals. Ag commodities weakened. Wheat down $0.011, corn down $0.375, soybeans up $0.775 and oats down $0.06. Lumber was flat. For the first day in the last four or five days, bonds were lower in price and higher in yield. Intermediate and long yields rose by two to three basis points. The 2s/10s spread rose by one basis point to nearly 92 basis points. Municipals got hit but closed end muni bond funds were slightly higher in price. Junk was flat. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) diverged, up $0.08. Banks continued to wander higher and now sit at multi month highs. Insurance advanced. Long fav Hartford Financial (HIG) , +1%. But so were my shorts, Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) , up a similar amount. Brokerages mixed. Diversified financial doing better -- led by long fav Oaktree Capital (OAK) . Old tech behaved like new tech -- iShares S&P NA Tech. Sec. Idx. Fd. ETF (IGM)  , Comcast (CSCO) , Microsoft (MSFT) markedly higher. As mentioned above, autos were in second gear today. Biotech continues to disappoint. Allergan (AGN) weaker and value traps Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Celgene (CELG) flat to down. Spec biotech got hit. Energy stocks flat-lined. Retail was on sale, again JC Penney (JCP) conspicuously weak (down $0.25). (T)FANG the world's fair Only Netflix (NFLX) flat. Here are some value added contributions on the site today: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer says yuck to AT&T (T) - Time Warner (TWX) proposal. 2. Jeremy LaKosh chimes in on the merger. 3. Bret
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Doug Kass

 | Oct 20, 2016 | 2:37 PM EDT
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