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Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) went down by -3.52% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $71.68. The company’s stock price has collected -3.74% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 06/08/21 that Lincoln Financial Group to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Virtual U.S. Financials, Payments & CRE Conference

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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 20.91 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for LNC is at 2.22. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for Lincoln National Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $70.17, which is $0.81 above the current price. LNC currently public float of 179.01M and currently shorts hold a 2.48% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LNC was 1.36M shares.

LNC’s Market Performance

LNC stocks went down by -3.74% for the week, with a monthly drop of -1.56% and a quarterly performance of 10.99%, while its annual performance rate touched 44.63%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.29% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.71% for Lincoln National Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.78% for LNC stocks with a simple moving average of 34.11% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LNC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LNC stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for LNC by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for LNC in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $67 based on the research report published on April 21st of the current year 2021.

Credit Suisse, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LNC reach a price target of $56, previously predicting the price at $45. The rating they have provided for LNC stocks is “Underperform” according to the report published on January 29th, 2021.

Keefe Bruyette gave a rating of “Mkt Perform” to LNC, setting the target price at $56 in the report published on December 17th of the previous year.

LNC Trading at 2.94% 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 -4.74% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.71%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.29%, as shares surge +0.25% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +12.30% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LNC fell by -3.74%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +95.53% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $69.52. In addition, Lincoln National Corporation saw 35.72% 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 Cooper Ellen, who sale 68,341 shares at the price of $69.79 back on May 18. After this action, Cooper Ellen now owns 131,251 shares of Lincoln National Corporation, valued at $4,769,456 using the latest closing price.

Freitag Randal J, the EVP & CFO of Lincoln National Corporation, sale 52,198 shares at $59.68 during a trade that took place back on Feb 24, which means that Freitag Randal J is holding 204,420 shares at $3,115,177 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 3.20, with 0.20 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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