Lincoln National Corporation (LNC)

74.32
NYSE
Prev Close 72.69
Day Low/High 70.84 / 74.45
52 Wk Low/High 44.59 / 77.57
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 180.71B
Market Cap 13.14B
P/E Ratio 13.07
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

One More Thing

"One more thing" -- Lt. Columbo It's really tough for me to keep up posts on a current basis when I am trading so aggressively -- like Friday and today. I try to be responsible in my assignment and transparent, so please "bear" with me during hectic...

Covering Some Insurance Shorts

Housekeeping items. I am covering one third of my life insurance shorts in Lincoln National (LNC) and  MetLife (MET). It's been a good run to the downside in the last week to ten days. But I am keeping both names on my Best Ideas list (short) as I w...

My Plan for Shorts

Going into the end of the day. I plan to end the day with the following shorts: bonds, MagicJack (CALL), MetLife (MET), Lincoln National (LNC), GM (GM), Ford (F), Apple (AAPL), SPY, QQQ and IWM.

Life Insurers Breakdown

The drop has accelerated. I discussed the breakdown in the life insurers (MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC)) yesterday. The drop has accelerated today. MET and LNC are on my Best Ideas list (short).

Two Shorts Break Down

A pair of Insurance names. Longstanding investment shorts MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) are beginning to break down technically from longstanding bullish charts and are moving well into the black for me. Both life insurers, loved by The S...

More Best Ideas

Shorted two more Best Ideas (short): MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC).

Today's Trades and Bids/Offerings (Short)

Trades and bids. Today I covered and reshorted SPY and QQQ shorts. I covered (small) Apple  (AAPL) under $99 earlier in the morning. I added to my Monitise (MONIF) long.  LINK I am bidding for more Oaktree (OAK) ( a beneficiary of the Pimco turmoil)...

Looking at My Short Exposure

No longs are sacred to me now. Recent shorts of General Motors (GM), Ford (F), Caterpillar (CAT) and add-ons to shorts of PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) and SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) are faring well in recent days. I want to add to ProShares UltraShort QQQ (QID) lo...

Adding to Insurance Shorts

Rates going lower. I am adding to my life insurance shorts Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) in light of the continued move lower in rates.

Offering More Life Insurer Shorts

The lower-rate environment should begin to weigh on profits over the next few quarters. I am offering more MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) on the short side (but above the market) today, as the lower-rate environment should begin to weigh o...

Shorts Should Continue to Work

I plan to short more on any strength. Short add-ons in Coca-Cola (KO), MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) worked out well last week. I suspect they will continue to, and I am planning to short more on any strength.

Adding to Life Insurer Shorts

As rates rose today, the stocks advanced. MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) are fully priced and approximate private market value based on my analysis. As rates rose today, the stocks advanced. From my perch, they should be shorted. And I am ...

Shorted Some Index ETFs

Namely, SPY and IWM. I just shorted SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) at $197.10 and iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) at $114.80. I am back slightly net short. Here is a list of my current shorts: SPY, IWM, PowerShares QQQ (QQQ), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Lowe...

Adding More to Shorts

My short exposure continues to grow. I am adding to my shorts in MetLife (MET) at $55.64, Lincon National (LNC) at $51.72, Home Depot (HD) at $79.50, Lowe's (LOW) at $47.31, SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) at $196.24 and PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) at $94.56 now.

Added to Shorts

Still growing shorter. I have added to the following shorts today: Lowe's (LOW), Home Depot (HD), MetLife (MET), Lincoln National (LNC), Coca-Cola (KO), SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and PowerShares QQQ (QQQ).

New Best Ideas

All on the short side. I added five new shorts to my Best Ideas list: Monday's Coca-Cola (KO) short at $42.10; Home Depot (HD) at yesterday's closing price of $80.73; Lowe's (LOW) at yesterday's closing price of $47.86; MetLife (MET) at yesterday's ...

Some of My Notable Recent Mistakes

Here are some of my most notable flubs of late: -- Covering IBM (IBM) short -- Covering MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts -- Covering Apple (AAPL) short

Today's Trades

And the prices at which they were made. Below are my prices from today's trades. Longs sold: Ford (F) at $17.14 General Motors (GM) at $36.98 Procter & Gamble (PG) at $79.34 Shorts covered: magicJack VocalTec (CALL) at $15.20 Oracle (ORCL) at $41.25...

Stopped Out of Three Shorts

Namely, MetLife, Lincoln National and Starbucks. I have been stopped out of my shorts in MetLife (MET), Lincoln National (LNC) and Starbucks (SBUX). They are now off my Best Ideas list. I have covered the balance of my IBM (IBM) short as well. 

Added to Life Insurer Shorts

Earnings and returns on investments for the sector will likely be reduced. I have added to my life insurance shorts in light of the continued drop in the yield on the 10-year U.S. note. Reinvestment opportunities are reduced and so will be earnings ...

Life Insurance Offers

Short MetLife at $52 and short Lincoln at $49. I am offering more MetLife (MET) at $52 and Lincoln National (LNC) at $49 on the short side.

Cover More Life Insurer Shorts

Ringing the register again. I am covering some more MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts. Life insurance shorts have been tasty over the past few weeks.

Today's Trades

So far. Here's are my portfolio moves so far for the day: I have added to my Bon-Ton (BONT) and Monitise (MONIF) longs today. I initiated a trading long rental in iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM). I covered all my SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and PowerShare...

Covering Some Life Insurer Shorts

Just ringing the register. My Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) shorts are on my Best Ideas list. I am covering some Lincoln, down nearly $3 a share at $47.15, and MetLife, down $1.50 a share to $49.50 now.

Financials Under Pressure

As bond yields continue to drop, so should bank and insurance stocks. Banks and insurance company stocks should continued to be pressured by the drop in U.S. bond yields.

Life Insurers Down With Bond Yield

So it goes. Life insurance stocks are following the 10-year bond yield down this morning.

Short Insurance Offers

Specifically, MetLife and Lincoln National, slightly above the market. I am offering some MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) on the short side, slightly above the market. These shorts are on my Best Ideas list.

Lincoln National upgraded at Barclays

Practically Out of Life Insurer Shorts

I believe I will have an opportunity to reshort the names at higher prices. I have covered most of my life insurance shorts this morning on the opening -- down to tag ends. I believe I will have an opportunity to reshort the names at higher prices.

Covered More Life Insurer Shorts

While the getting is good. I am covering some more of my MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts now.