EPS for Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) forecasted at $1.97

April 20, 2018 - By Nellie Deboer

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Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.12, from 2017Q3’s 0.84. The ratio improved due to Lincoln National Corporation positioning: 35 sold and 213 reduced. 61 funds took holdings and 176 increased holdings. Investors holded 171.85 million in 2017Q3 but now own 170.09 million shares or 1.02% less.
1.18 million were reported by Invesco. Bowen Hanes & accumulated 2,975 shs. Ahl Partners Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.12% or 103,907 shs. 64,919 were accumulated by Umb Bank & Trust N A Mo. The Indiana-based First Merchants Corp has invested 0.13% in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). 3,500 were accumulated by North Amer Mgmt. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv holds 703,223 shs. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Ltd Liability Corporation owns 4,841 shs or 0.06% of their US capital. Hightower Advisors Lc, Illinois-based fund reported 10,917 shs. Raymond James Na holds 0.04% of its capital in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) for 7,167 shs. Yorktown Rech Inc stated it has 32,000 shs or 0.71% of all its holdings. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated, a California-based fund reported 268 shs. Aqr Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.26% of its capital in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Old Natl Bancorporation In reported 15,231 shs stake. Advsr Asset Management owns 422 shs.

Lincoln National Corporation had 7 selling transactions and 0 buys since February 2, 2018. This’s net activity of $14.98 million. 102,367 shs were sold by GLASS DENNIS R, worth $8.67 million on Friday, February 2. Shares for $147,244 were sold by Solon Kenneth S.. 24,537 shs were sold by Buckingham Lisa, worth $1.92 million on Monday, March 12. On Wednesday, February 21 the insider Freitag Randal J sold $147,152.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC)’s earnings report is anticipated by WallStreet on May, 2, Zacks reports. Analysts have expectation on stock’s earnings per share of $1.97. That’s up 2.60 % from last year’s $1.92 earnings per share. The profit will be $430.80 million for LNC if $1.97 earnings per share becomes true. -0.51 % negative EPS growth is what Wall Street’s predicts after $1.98 reported EPS last quarter. LNC reached $71.62 during the last trading session after $0.78 change.Currently Lincoln National Corporation is uptrending after 13.38% change in last April 20, 2017. LNC has 1.54M shares volume. LNC outperformed by 1.83% the S&P500.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) Ratings Coverage

In total 9 analysts cover Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC). “Buy” rating has 5, “Sell” are 0, while 4 are “Hold”. 56% are bullish. With $95.0 highest and $79 lowest [Target] Lincoln National has $86.88 average [Target] or 21.31% above the current ($71.62) price. 13 are the (NYSE:LNC)’s analyst reports since November 2, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Sunday, January 21 Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) with “Hold” rating. On Monday, November 13 the stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley. In Friday, December 8 report RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. The company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 2. On Wednesday, April 11 the rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. On Tuesday, April 3 Wells Fargo maintained Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) rating. Wells Fargo has “Hold” rating and $8000 target. The company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 1. The stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy” on Friday, January 19. On Thursday, November 2 the company was maintained by Morgan Stanley.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States.The firm is valued at $15.66 billion. It operates through four divisions: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection.The P/E ratio is 7.77. The firm sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions.

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