Lincoln National Corp (LNC)

LNC (NYSE:Insurance) EQUITY
$58.31
pos +0.31
+0.53%
Today's Range: 57.60 - 58.88 | LNC Avg Daily Volume: 2,209,600
Last Update: 05/05/15 - 4:05 PM EDT
Volume: 2,761,320
YTD Performance: -0.31%
Open: $57.75
Previous Close: $58.00
52 Week Range: $45.25 - $60.84
Oustanding Shares: 253,021,877
Market Cap: 14,546,227,709
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for LNC
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 6 6 6 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 6 8 8 9
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.00 2.14 2.14 2.20
Latest Dividend: 0.20
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.39%
Dividend Ex-Date: 04/08/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 10.25
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LNC Sector Avg. S&P 500
10.25 10.20 28.59
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
15.03% 19.59% 130.70%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 13.20 0.27 0.08
Net Income 21.80 4.01 0.70
EPS 25.40 5.05 0.81
Earnings for LNC:
EBITDA 2.26B
Revenue 13.55B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/15) Qtr (09/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $1.55 $1.59 $6.17 $6.77
Number of Analysts 12 11 12 12
High Estimate $1.66 $1.61 $6.30 $6.95
Low Estimate $1.51 $1.55 $6.02 $6.65
Prior Year $1.47 $1.56 $6.03 $6.17
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 5.50% 1.75% 2.24% 9.77%
Chart Benchmark Timeframe
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Scale Symbol Comparison Bollinger Bands

Trade of the Week Real Money Pro($)

An overbought Nasdaq An overvalued Nasdaq -- "old" tech (e.g., Microsoft (MSFT)) has rallied big and so has "new" tech (Priceline (PCLN), Amazon (AMZN), etc.). Recent EPS misses (e.g., LinkedIn (LNKD)) The last several "Trades of the Week' have worked out well -- most recently iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) short, JPMorgan Chase

Pressing Insurance Shorts Real Money Pro($)

I am pressing my life insurance shorts in Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET).

Today's Trades Real Money Pro($)

As I suggested, re-entered my AAPL short at $126.72.
I expressed in "Staying Real...And Honest" the basis for my short-term wiggles in the market. In would continue to short or sell rallies and I expect the January lows to be tested, but not immediately, but rather in a jagged zigzag manner that provides many opportunities on the long and short side. In "Welcome to the Two-Way Market," I described a changing character and complexion of the U.S. stock market. I moved from very short to slightly net long and then back to market neutral Thursday, covering all of my ETF shorts when futures were down 18 handles yesterday and then going modestly net long before selling some trades out profitably. I am now extremely light on a gross exposure basis. I introduced JPMorgan (JPM) as my Trade of the Week (at $59.04) on Thursday. (Previously, on Monday, Lincoln National (LNC) was the Trade of the Week on the short side. (I suggested covering that trade, down $2 from cost basis). My rationale on JPM (and the banks) reflects the cocktail of relatively low valuations, rising interest rates, improving credit demand (and commercial and industrial loans) and a more normalized slope of the yield curve. I introduced Twitter's (TWTR) Periscope app to subs yesterday (the New York Times highlighted Periscope this morning) which could be a "game changer" for Twitter. Last night, courtesy of the Daily Mail's Jon Steinberg, I watched Neil Diamond's live concert from South Florida. Truly amazing -- you will be reading a lot more about the Periscope app in the weeks ahead as we enter the "selfie culture." Twitter's video opportunity coupled with evidence of renewed strength in advertising forms the basis for my inclusion of the stock on my Best Ideas list. There was a lot of action in futures overnight. While currently down 3 handles, S&P 500 futures were up 9 at the peak early this morning.

Trade Updates Real Money Pro($)

If there is a whoosh lower this afternoon, I plan to take off my SPY puts and book a profit.
I want to repeat some of my last post yesterday (and add some comments to it).

Trade of the Week Real Money Pro($)

I am making short Lincoln National (LNC) ($58.58) my Trade of the Week.
I wanted to discuss the possible short-term sector influence of the Fed's dovish statement yesterday.

A Portfolio Update Real Money Pro($)

I made no changes to my portfolio Friday. I am cautious on the market's outlook, as I believe the market has climaxed and is in a topping process; I remain net short stocks and bonds.

Trade Updates Real Money Pro($)

I am bidding below the market for more Potash (POT) and Oaktree Capital (OAK). I am offering above the market to short more Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Microsoft (MSFT). I live at $20.50 on the buyside for Altisource Residential (RESI). I added to my iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) short this morning. Doing nothing on Apple (AAPL). I am bidding under the market for all five regional banks.

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