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

April 5, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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.
Victory Mngmt Inc accumulated 0.01% or 82,945 shares. Mason Street Ltd Liability Com has 0.05% invested in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) for 30,481 shares. 18.93 million were reported by Blackrock Inc. Savant Cap Limited Liability Corp reported 6,267 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Spears Abacus Ltd Liability reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Pinnacle holds 0.16% or 19,255 shares. Sandy Spring Fincl Bank holds 0.02% or 2,764 shares in its portfolio. Johnson Fincl Group holds 252 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The New York-based Brown Brothers Harriman & has invested 0% in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Barclays Public Ltd Co holds 297,727 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Capital Fund Mgmt holds 0.12% or 283,419 shares in its portfolio. Denali Advsrs Limited Liability Com stated it has 2.22% in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 461,387 shares. First Midwest Bankshares Tru Division reported 30,252 shares. 7,167 were reported by Raymond James Na.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $14.98 million activity. $799,671 worth of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) shares were sold by Buckingham Lisa. On Wednesday, February 21 the insider Solon Kenneth S. sold $147,244. Another trade for 1,875 shares valued at $147,152 was sold by Freitag Randal J. Another trade for 7,300 shares valued at $620,568 was sold by Cooper Ellen.

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 $438.71M giving it 8.86 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 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $71.23. About 901,689 shares traded. Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has risen 13.38% since April 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.83% the S&P500.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Lincoln National Corp had 12 analyst reports since October 9, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $86.0 target in Friday, December 8 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 19 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Sunday, January 21 with “Hold”.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $15.55 billion. It operates through four divisions: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. It has a 7.72 P/E ratio. The firm sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions.

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