Lincoln National Corp (LNC)

LNC (NYSE:Insurance) EQUITY
$46.57
pos +0.52
+1.13%
Today's Range: 45.67 - 46.61 | LNC Avg Daily Volume: 2,020,300
Last Update: 09/28/16 - 4:02 PM EDT
Volume: 1,446,243
YTD Performance: -8.38%
Open: $46.24
Previous Close: $46.05
52 Week Range: $30.39 - $57.54
Oustanding Shares: 232,795,337
Market Cap: 10,596,843,740
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 2 2 2 4
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 7 6 6 6
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.45 2.39 2.39 2.14
Latest Dividend: 0.25
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.20%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/05/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 10.89
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LNC Sector Avg. S&P 500
10.89 10.90 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
29.72% -4.04% 9.25%
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 (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.61 $1.65 $6.07 $6.78
Number of Analysts 7 6 7 7
High Estimate $1.65 $1.73 $6.20 $7.00
Low Estimate $1.55 $1.55 $5.91 $6.50
Prior Year $1.11 $1.54 $5.46 $6.07
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 44.92% 7.14% 11.09% 11.75%
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 28, 2016 | 5:29 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar flat-lined. The price of crude oil increased by $2 a barrel to $46.67 on the OPEC chatter, previously mentioned. Gold fell by $4.60 to $1,325 ... not trading well. Agricultural commodities mostly lower: wheat was down $0.02, corn down $0.02, soybeans down $0.07 and oats down $0.01. Lumber up $1. Bonds were unchanged, with little movement in yields. The 10-year yield was up 1, and the long bond was flat. 2s/10s (yield curve) flat at 81 basis points. Municipals flat, but junk bond prices ripped after OPEC and closed much higher on the day. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose $0.13 to nearly $15. I would sell this strength. Banks rallied despite the lousy publicity: Congressional uproar and California state's temporary cancellation of its business relationship with Wells Fargo. More in my opening missive. The canary in the coal mine, DB, rallied after weeks of weakness. My view? Neidermeyer, dead. Deutsch Bank (DB) dead.  REITs fell small, after broad gains in the last few days. I added to my iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) short. Insurance and brokerages rallied -- albeit modestly. Staying long HIG and short Morgan Stanley (MS) , Goldman Sachs (GS) , Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) . Biotech under-performed. Allergan (AGN) , Gilead Sciences (
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 26, 2016 | 5:45 PM EDT
Why I sold Twitter on Friday. Why upside/downside targets are my investing religion.  Why it would be Goofy for Disney (DIS) to buy Twitter. Remember media companies, unlike Google and Salesforce, are bounded by EPS and cash flow. Disney has its own problems. I remain short.  A contrary view: Don't bank on the banks. As I mentioned (and added to my aforementioned thesis to avoid financials) to Jimmy Cramer in an email late this afternoon:   Jim, It is clear the Fed WANTS to raise in December. It is also clear that the rate of growth in domestic economy is slowing. If the Fed raises and the economy remains moribund, we risk a flatter curve rather than a steeper curve -- which is bad for banks and goes against the meme that a rate rise will help improve NIM and lead to improved valuations.   Fertilizer stocks trade like crap. Stay away. I am.   Damn, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) ! ($20 in last three days) I was impatient and
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 22, 2016 | 1:29 PM EDT
Here's a wonderful pairs trade for today: Long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) /Short Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National …
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Doug Kass

 | Aug 30, 2016 | 2:51 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened again. The price of crude oil dropped by another 60 cents (same as yesterday) to $46.35. Gold is souring and seems to have a meeting at $1,300; down another $11.40 to $1,318. Ag chemicals continue their schmeissing: wheat -4, corn -5, soybean -17 and oats -4. Bonds flat lined. The yield on the 10-year note and long bond showed no change. The 2/10s spread rose by one basis point to 78 basis points. Banks (weird divergence against bonds/slope continues, but less so than yesterday) and brokers are still the world's fair. Insurers are rallying. I'm adding to HIG. I'm down to tag ends in MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) . Non-taxables (munis) and junk bonds sold off small. Biotech are down small. Retail is conspicuously weak -- the worst-performing S&P group. I'm adding to JCP, but it's an investment and not a trade. Autos and energy are mixed. Old tech is broadly lower. Consumer staples are reversing (maybe it's the EC decision against Apple?) yesterday's gains as our currency firms. I recently added to my Coca-Cola (KO) short (a conservative and low-risk way to short Mr. Market). Media is lower. Ag equipment got hit on a worsening ag commodities picture. (T)FANG's five components are lower on the day. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on Apple.  Dueling Apple views by Tony Owusu.  Ed Ponsi (Scheme) keeping it real.  "Meet" Bret Jensen on two interesting speculative biotech names.  Boring, according to the righteous Rev Shark.
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Doug Kass

 | Aug 29, 2016 | 2:52 PM EDT
Oil is lower yet energy stocks -- including my shorts Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) -- are higher. Treasury yields are lower and the yield curve flattens, yet banks and financials are higher. The U.S. dollar is stronger yet consumer staples are higher. Fertilizer stocks are crap.  My Trade of the Week is
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Doug Kass

 | Aug 29, 2016 | 10:53 AM EDT
Let's make a long of Hartford Financial (HIG) this week's Trade of the Week.
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Doug Kass

 | Aug 16, 2016 | 11:23 AM EDT
I'm picking at more shares of Hartford Financial (HIG) this morning.
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Doug Kass

 | Aug 4, 2016 | 11:31 AM EDT
With the Bank of England easing monetary policy today, I'd like to point out that life insurance is the most-exposed sector to lower rates. (The second-most-exposed one is banking).
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Doug Kass

 | Aug 3, 2016 | 8:46 AM EDT
Hartford's second-quarter miss was materially a function of weak results in the company's auto-insurance business, which faced "loss-cost" issues for current and prior-year claims. However, HIG lifted auto-insurance rates early this year. Because most auto policies are annual, the resulting margin improvement should begin to appear in 2017's second half. Hartford's earnings shortfall also partly reflected special charges for exposure to asbestos/environmental, catastrophic experiences, etc. Many of the firm's other business lines (group benefits, mutual funds and runoff business Talcott) performed as expected. HIG has had to deal with the continued adverse impact of low interest rates, which are hurting all insurers by reducing reinvestment opportunities. Importantly, forward-looking premium renewals were in line. Hartford's core small-commercial-insurance business also remains a "plum" even though it faces increased competition from Chubb (CB) . Hartford's overall commercial business faced difficult comps in the second quarter due to lower property costs and favorable weather a year earlier. However, the unit continues to thrive amid mild competition that allows for a good rate backdrop. The line's expenses have temporarily risen as HIG makes long-term technology investments, but these wi
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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 26, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT
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