Can Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) Remain Competitive?

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Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) went up by 1.30% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $67.37. The company’s stock price has collected 1.71% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 03/30/21 that Forget April Fool’s Day — Celebrate “4/01(k) Day” Instead

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Is It Worth Investing in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE :LNC) Right Now?

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 26.98 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for LNC is at 2.26. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for Lincoln National Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $62.15, which is -$4.03 below the current price. LNC currently public float of 182.01M and currently shorts hold a 3.47% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LNC was 1.73M shares.

LNC’s Market Performance

LNC stocks went up by 1.71% for the week, with a monthly jump of 6.37% and a quarterly performance of 29.87%, while its annual performance rate touched 136.31%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.13% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.56% for Lincoln National Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.90% for LNC stocks with a simple moving average of 43.94% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LNC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LNC stocks, with Credit Suisse repeating the rating for LNC by listing it as a “Underperform.” The predicted price for LNC in the upcoming period, according to Credit Suisse is $56 based on the research report published on January 29th of the current year 2021.

Keefe Bruyette, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LNC reach a price target of $56. The rating they have provided for LNC stocks is “Mkt Perform” according to the report published on December 17th, 2020.

Goldman gave a rating of “Buy” to LNC, setting the target price at $59 in the report published on December 04th of the previous year.

LNC Trading at 12.35% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LNC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -5.33% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.56%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.13%, as shares surge +6.07% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +27.18% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LNC rose by +1.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +61.06% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $62.17. In addition, Lincoln National Corporation saw 26.77% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LNC starting from Freitag Randal J, who sale 52,198 shares at the price of $59.68 back on Feb 24. After this action, Freitag Randal J now owns 204,420 shares of Lincoln National Corporation, valued at $3,115,177 using the latest closing price.

Janofsky Christine A, the CAO of Lincoln National Corporation, sale 7,413 shares at $56.25 during a trade that took place back on Feb 23, which means that Janofsky Christine A is holding 6,803 shares at $416,981 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LNC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +4.48 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Lincoln National Corporation stands at +2.87. The total capital return value is set at 2.79, while invested capital returns managed to touch 1.80. Equity return is now at value 2.40, with 0.10 for asset returns.

Based on Lincoln National Corporation (LNC), the company’s capital structure generated 30.29 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 23.25. Total debt to assets is 1.95, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 30.29. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 23.25.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.96, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.41.

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