Lincoln National Corp (LNC)

LNC (NYSE:Insurance) EQUITY
$56.45
neg -0.56
-0.98%
Today's Range: 56.17 - 57.00 | LNC Avg Daily Volume: 2,470,700
Last Update: 03/27/15 - 11:55 AM EDT
Volume: 209,460
YTD Performance: -1.14%
Open: $56.80
Previous Close: $57.01
52 Week Range: $45.25 - $60.84
Oustanding Shares: 256,391,046
Market Cap: 14,486,094,099
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for LNC
Buy Hold Sell
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 6 6 6 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 8 8 8 8
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.14 2.14 2.14 2.14
Latest Dividend: 0.20
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.42%
Dividend Ex-Date: 04/08/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 9.96
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LNC Sector Avg. S&P 500
9.96 10.00 27.33
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-2.55% 11.74% 110.68%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 13.20 0.27 0.08
Net Income 21.80 4.01 0.70
EPS 25.40 5.05 0.81
Earnings for LNC:
EBITDA 2.26B
Revenue 13.55B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/15) Qtr (06/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $1.49 $1.55 $6.26 $6.80
Number of Analysts 12 11 13 13
High Estimate $1.51 $1.59 $6.45 $7.15
Low Estimate $1.47 $1.52 $6.15 $6.70
Prior Year $1.34 $1.47 $6.03 $6.26
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 11.19% 5.57% 3.83% 8.56%
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Doug Kass

 | Mar 27, 2015 | 7:52 AM EDT
I expressed in "Staying Real...And Honest" the basis for my short-term wiggles in the market. In would continue to short or sell rallies and I expect the January lows to be tested, but not immediately, but rather in a jagged zigzag manner that provides many opportunities on the long and short side. In "Welcome to the Two-Way Market," I described a changing character and complexion of the U.S. stock market. I moved from very short to slightly net long and then back to market neutral Thursday, covering all of my ETF shorts when futures were down 18 handles yesterday and then going modestly net long before selling some trades out profitably. I am now extremely light on a gross exposure basis. I introduced JPMorgan (JPM) as my Trade of the Week (at $59.04) on Thursday. (Previously, on Monday, Lincoln National (LNC) was the Trade of the Week on the short side. (I suggested covering that trade, down $2 from cost basis). My rationale on JPM (and the banks) reflects the cocktail of relatively low valuations, rising interest rates, improving credit demand (and commercial and industrial loans) and a more normalized slope of the yield curve. I introduced Twitter's (TWTR) Periscope app to subs yesterday (the New York Times highlighted Periscope this morning) which could be a "game changer" for Twitter. Last night, courtesy of the Daily Mail's Jon Steinberg, I watched Neil Diamond's live concert from South Florida. Truly amazing -- you will be reading a lot more about the Periscope app in the weeks ahead as we enter the "selfie culture." Twitter's video opportunity coupled with evidence of renewed strength in advertising forms the basis for my inclusion of the stock on my Best Ideas list. There was a lot of action in futures overnight. While currently down 3 handles, S&P 500 futures were up 9 at the peak early this morning.
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Doug Kass

 | Mar 25, 2015 | 1:28 PM EDT
If there is a whoosh lower this afternoon, I plan to take off my SPY puts and book a profit.
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Doug Kass

 | Mar 25, 2015 | 8:20 AM EDT
I want to repeat some of my last post yesterday (and add some comments to it).
By

Doug Kass

 | Mar 23, 2015 | 10:48 AM EDT
I am making short Lincoln National (LNC) ($58.58) my Trade of the Week.
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Doug Kass

 | Mar 19, 2015 | 8:28 AM EDT
I wanted to discuss the possible short-term sector influence of the Fed's dovish statement yesterday.
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Doug Kass

 | Mar 9, 2015 | 7:52 AM EDT
I made no changes to my portfolio Friday. I am cautious on the market's outlook, as I believe the market has climaxed and is in a topping process; I remain net short stocks and bonds.
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Doug Kass

 | Mar 5, 2015 | 11:57 AM EST
I am bidding below the market for more Potash (POT) and Oaktree Capital (OAK). I am offering above the market to short more Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Microsoft (MSFT). I live at $20.50 on the buyside for Altisource Residential (RESI). I added to my iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) short this morning. Doing nothing on Apple (AAPL). I am bidding under the market for all five regional banks.
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Doug Kass

 | Mar 4, 2015 | 1:53 PM EST
I added small to Altisource Residential (RESI) at $20.57.
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Doug Kass

 | Mar 4, 2015 | 10:25 AM EST
I am expanding the short side of my Best Ideas List with the addition of Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) this morning (at last sale).
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Doug Kass

 | Mar 3, 2015 | 7:20 AM EST
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