Lincoln National Corp (LNC)

LNC (NYSE:Insurance) EQUITY
$46.30
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 46.03 - 46.95 | LNC Avg Daily Volume: 2,177,200
Last Update: 09/23/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -7.88%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $46.65
52 Week Range: $30.39 - $57.54
Oustanding Shares: 232,795,337
Market Cap: 10,859,902,471
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for LNC
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 2 2 2 4
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 7 6 6 6
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.45 2.39 2.39 2.14
Latest Dividend: 0.25
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.14%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/05/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 11.16
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LNC Sector Avg. S&P 500
11.16 11.20 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
4.35% -2.38% 10.55%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 0.10 0.20 0.06
Net Income -23.80 -0.10 -0.04
EPS -20.50 0.00 -0.01
Earnings for LNC:
EBITDA 1.70B
Revenue 13.57B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.61 $1.65 $6.07 $6.78
Number of Analysts 7 6 7 7
High Estimate $1.65 $1.73 $6.20 $7.00
Low Estimate $1.55 $1.55 $5.91 $6.50
Prior Year $1.11 $1.54 $5.46 $6.07
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 44.92% 7.14% 11.09% 11.75%
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A Wonderful Pairs Trade Real Money Pro($)

Here's a wonderful pairs trade for today: Long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) /Short Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National…

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened again. The price of crude oil dropped by another 60 cents (same as yesterday) to $46.35. Gold is souring and seems to have a meeting at $1,300; down another $11.40 to $1,318. Ag chemicals continue their schmeissing: wheat -4, corn -5, soybean -17 and oats -4. Bonds flat lined. The yield on the 10-year note and long bond showed no change. The 2/10s spread rose by one basis point to 78 basis points. Banks (weird divergence against bonds/slope continues, but less so than yesterday) and brokers are still the world's fair. Insurers are rallying. I'm adding to HIG. I'm down to tag ends in MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) . Non-taxables (munis) and junk bonds sold off small. Biotech are down small. Retail is conspicuously weak -- the worst-performing S&P group. I'm adding to JCP, but it's an investment and not a trade. Autos and energy are mixed. Old tech is broadly lower. Consumer staples are reversing (maybe it's the EC decision against Apple?) yesterday's gains as our currency firms. I recently added to my Coca-Cola (KO) short (a conservative and low-risk way to short Mr. Market). Media is lower. Ag equipment got hit on a worsening ag commodities picture. (T)FANG's five components are lower on the day. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on Apple.  Dueling Apple views by Tony Owusu.  Ed Ponsi (Scheme) keeping it real.  "Meet" Bret Jensen on two interesting speculative biotech names.  Boring, according to the righteous Rev Shark.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

Oil is lower yet energy stocks -- including my shorts Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) -- are higher. Treasury yields are lower and the yield curve flattens, yet banks and financials are higher. The U.S. dollar is stronger yet consumer staples are higher. Fertilizer stocks are crap.  My Trade of the Week is
Let's make a long of Hartford Financial (HIG) this week's Trade of the Week.

Buying More Hartford Financial Real Money Pro($)

I'm picking at more shares of Hartford Financial (HIG) this morning.

Life Insurers Are Croaking Real Money Pro($)

With the Bank of England easing monetary policy today, I'd like to point out that life insurance is the most-exposed sector to lower rates. (The second-most-exposed one is banking).

Why I'm Still Big on HIG Real Money Pro($)

Hartford's second-quarter miss was materially a function of weak results in the company's auto-insurance business, which faced "loss-cost" issues for current and prior-year claims. However, HIG lifted auto-insurance rates early this year. Because most auto policies are annual, the resulting margin improvement should begin to appear in 2017's second half. Hartford's earnings shortfall also partly reflected special charges for exposure to asbestos/environmental, catastrophic experiences, etc. Many of the firm's other business lines (group benefits, mutual funds and runoff business Talcott) performed as expected. HIG has had to deal with the continued adverse impact of low interest rates, which are hurting all insurers by reducing reinvestment opportunities. Importantly, forward-looking premium renewals were in line. Hartford's core small-commercial-insurance business also remains a "plum" even though it faces increased competition from Chubb (CB) . Hartford's overall commercial business faced difficult comps in the second quarter due to lower property costs and favorable weather a year earlier. However, the unit continues to thrive amid mild competition that allows for a good rate backdrop. The line's expenses have temporarily risen as HIG makes long-term technology investments, but these wi
Investors may finally be catching up to it.

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Bearish
Jul 15, 2016 | 7:17 AM EDT
LNC was downgraded to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $46 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts.

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