Lincoln National Corp (LNC)

pos +0.79
Today's Range: 66.87 - 68.00 | LNC Avg Daily Volume: 1,721,700
Last Update: 01/20/17 - 10:54 AM EST
Volume: 250,982
YTD Performance: 0.63%
Open: $67.11
Previous Close: $66.69
52 Week Range: $30.39 - $69.49
Oustanding Shares: 228,560,352
Market Cap: 14,970,703,056
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for LNC
Buy Hold Sell
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 1 1 2 2
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 9 8 8 7
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.73 2.65 2.50 2.45
Latest Dividend: 0.29
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.73%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/06/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 12.65
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LNC Sector Avg. S&P 500
12.65 12.30 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
35.71% 68.03% 29.27%
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:
Revenue 13.57B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/16) Qtr (03/17) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.69 $1.60 $6.34 $6.98
Number of Analysts 7 4 7 7
High Estimate $1.72 $1.63 $6.42 $7.24
Low Estimate $1.64 $1.56 $6.05 $6.65
Prior Year $1.54 $1.25 $5.46 $6.34
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 9.74% 27.60% 16.12% 10.05%
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With interest rates rising over the last few days, banks and other financials shares have been quite weak after earnings reports.

Adding Another Layer of Shorts Real Money Pro($)

I just added another layer of shorts: Apple (AAPL) , Lincoln National (LNC) , Metlife (MET) and Caterpillar (CAT) .
Bonds and bond-equivalent stocks (REITs, utilities and consumer staples) act well -- as concerns about the possible timing of fiscal stimulation (not surprisingly) surface. Notes and bond yields are about 3 basis points lower in today's session -- at the low this morning they were down 6 basis points. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) up a little less than a beaner. Retail better on a more defined probability (lower) of a border tariff tax. J.C. Penney (JCP) , Target (TGT) , Walmart (WMT) , Kohl's (KSS) and Norstrom's (JWN) leading the way. Energy stocks stronger (on a higher crude oil price) -- Schlumberger (SLB) Exxon Mobil (XOM) are up. Hartford Financial (HIG) a standout in the insurance space. Added to this name. Campbell Soup (CPB) continues to exhibit good absolute and relative price action. I Love Gold! And I have added to SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) . Oaktree Capital (OAK) up for the fifth day in a row (but modestly so). I have added to The Mighty Oak. Oil up $0.60. Gold up $17.60! The Bad Brokerage, banks and insurance are stinking up the joint. A good thing, as I am short Goldman Sachs (GS) (a recent Best Ideas List short), Bank of America (BAC) , Citigroup (C) , JP Morgan Chase (JPM) ,
I now have a relatively large short position in financials when one includes my life insurance shorts MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National(LNC) , which recently were added to my Best Ideas List as shorts.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

I have a series of meetings this afternoon and tomorrow morning so I want to get "Takeaways" out early today.

XLF Short -- Got It Covered Real Money Pro($)

i have covered my small Financial Select Sector Fund (XLF) short, as I have other fish to fry.

I Have No Life Real Money Pro($)

I pounded away -- on the short side -- in the life insurers (on the early strength in MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) ) this morning.
The yield on the 10-year note and long bond are down by about 4 basis points. The 10-year yield is at 2.37% and the 30-year yield is no…

Reviewing My Investment Troops Real Money Pro($)

Allergan (AGN) (updated earlier ) up by another six beaners (that's up $6 to those that understand my slang) to over $221.80. This favorite large-cap stock for 2017 was put on my Best Ideas List (only recently) in late December at $194.
In accordance with my interest rate expectations (see prior post), I am offering more Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) , Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) shorts. The latter two names were recent additions to my Best Ideas List.

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