EPS for Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) Expected At $2.01

April 17, 2018 - By Eugene Smith

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 35 investors sold Lincoln National Corporation shares while 213 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 170.09 million shares or 1.02% less from 171.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Prudential Financial holds 0.09% or 852,698 shares in its portfolio. Freestone Capital Ltd reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Envestnet Asset Mgmt accumulated 24,040 shares. Gideon Cap Advisors Incorporated owns 7,394 shares. Moreover, Chicago Equity Prtnrs Limited Liability has 0.16% invested in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Stewart Patten Ltd Liability stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). New York State Teachers Retirement Systems stated it has 399,776 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Pinebridge L P holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) for 66,864 shares. Systematic Fincl Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 0.06% stake. Brandywine Global Invest Management Ltd Liability holds 241,894 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Liability stated it has 5,816 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Regal Invest Advsr Lc has invested 0.04% in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). State Street Corporation accumulated 10.78 million shares or 0.07% of the stock. Earnest Prns Ltd Liability Company holds 0% or 105 shares in its portfolio. Strategic Advsrs Lc invested in 5,421 shares.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $14.98 million activity. $1.92M worth of stock was sold by Buckingham Lisa on Monday, March 12. Cooper Ellen sold $620,568 worth of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) on Friday, February 2. Solon Kenneth S. had sold 1,875 shares worth $147,244 on Wednesday, February 21. Freitag Randal J also sold $2.67M worth of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) shares.

Analysts expect Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) to report $2.01 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 4.69 % from last quarter’s $1.92 EPS. LNC’s profit would be $439.56M giving it 8.70 P/E if the $2.01 EPS is correct. After having $1.98 EPS previously, Lincoln National Corporation’s analysts see 1.52 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $69.95. About 665,083 shares traded. Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has risen 13.38% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.83% the S&P500.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Lincoln National had 14 analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) rating on Wednesday, April 11. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $8500 target. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $80 target in Monday, November 13 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, April 3. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of LNC in report on Sunday, January 21 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $89.0 target. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, January 19 with “Buy”. The stock of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 2. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $79 target in Thursday, November 2 report. The stock of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $15.30 billion. It operates through four divisions: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. It has a 7.59 P/E ratio. The firm sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions.

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