Lincoln National Corp (LNC)

pos +0.26
Today's Range: 49.22 - 50.10 | LNC Avg Daily Volume: 1,946,700
Last Update: 09/03/15 - 4:02 PM EDT
Volume: 1,573,309
YTD Performance: -14.32%
Open: $49.84
Previous Close: $49.15
52 Week Range: $45.25 - $62.08
Oustanding Shares: 250,951,872
Market Cap: 12,334,284,509
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 5 5 6 6
Moderate Buy 2 1 0 0
Hold 6 7 7 7
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.04 2.15 2.08 2.08
Latest Dividend: 0.20
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.63%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/08/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 8.97
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LNC Sector Avg. S&P 500
8.97 9.00 24.50
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-15.51% -10.16% 112.79%
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:
Revenue 13.55B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/15) Qtr (12/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $1.57 $1.60 $5.99 $6.68
Number of Analysts 11 10 12 12
High Estimate $1.63 $1.66 $6.10 $6.85
Low Estimate $1.53 $1.49 $5.83 $6.60
Prior Year $1.56 $1.67 $6.03 $5.99
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 0.47% -4.43% -0.69% 11.55%
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My Personal Market 'Tell' Real Money Pro($)

XL dropped 33% from Friday's close. MDT, F, CELG, CL, JPM, GE, MCK, HD, DAL, PEP and SBUX lost 20% or more. SBUX, BXP, HAS, CVS, ESRX, AET, ADP, FOXA, GILD, ABBV, UNH, MRK, MA, BXLT and DOW lost 17.5% to 20%. Worth Noting: Though profitable, my short covers in Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), MetLife (MET), Lincoln National (LNC) and Facebook (FB) late last week were premature.

Pulling My Shorts of MET, LNC Real Money Pro($)

Housekeeping item:
I am short Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) (the latter two are on my Best Ideas list as shorts). I am long Hartford Financial (HIG).
Aug 13, 2015 | 7:58 AM EDT
LNC was upgraded from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $67 price target. Earnings power is higher than consensus expect...
In a paperless and cloud(y) world, are investors and citizens alike as safe as the markets assume we are? In a flat, networked and interconnected world, is it even possible for the U.S. to be an "oasis of prosperity" and a driver, or engine of global economic growth? With geopolitical coordination of the G8 at an all-time low, if the wheels do come off, how slow and inept will the reaction be? -- Doug's Daily Diary, Q1 Brought More Sign Posts of
Bank of America (BAC): $16.50 to $17 Citigroup (C): $55 to $56 JPMorgan Chase (JPM): $65.50 to $66.50 Wells Fargo (WFC) $55.50 to $56.50 On the other hand, the closed-end municipal-bond funds are the "world's fair" right now.
Lincoln National (LNC), a short on the Best Ideas List, had a small miss in sales and a $0.07/share miss on earnings.
I've repeatedly expressed concerns over the past 12 months about the risks of technology in an interconnected world. Remember the words above. Commit them to memory, as they're relevant to every investor after the tripling in the averages that we've seen since the Generational Bottom of 2009. Just as the "talking heads" who dismiss China, Greece, Russia and Latin America as market threats, those who dismiss computer "glitches" as non-consequential should be locked in a close
A housekeeping item: I took a portion of my "short" Trade of the Week (short Lincoln National (LNC)) off just now at $57.15, but I'm sticking with my core short.

Updates on SPXS, LNC Real Money Pro($)

I doubled up on Direxion Daily S&P500 Bear 3X ETF (SPXS) at $18.50 and pressed my Lincoln National (LNC) short at $58.85.

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