Impact of Brokerage Rating on Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

Many Lincoln National Corporation(LNC) Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 3, 2017 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 77 from a previous price target of $73 .Lincoln National Corporation was Initiated by Citigroup to Buy on Jan 26, 2017. Lincoln National Corporation was Downgraded by Morgan Stanley to Equal-Weight on Dec 14, 2016. Company shares were Upgraded by RBC Capital Mkts on Dec 9, 2016 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 73 from a previous price target of $62 .Company shares were Reiterated by FBR & Co. on Nov 28, 2016 to Mkt Perform, Raises Price Target to $ 63 from a previous price target of $55 .

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 9, 2017, Dennis R Glass (President & CEO) sold 159,847 shares at 69.50 per share price.On Nov 17, 2016, Mark E Konen (President – Ins. Sol. and Ann.) sold 50,000 shares at 61.53 per share price.On Nov 16, 2016, Lisa Buckingham (EVP & CHRO) sold 33,000 shares at 61.03 per share price.

Lincoln National Corporation Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 1, 2017. The company reported $1.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07. Analyst had a consensus of $1.70. The company had revenue of $3519.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3444.94 million. The companys revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.54 EPS.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has received a short term rating of hold from experts at Zacks with a rank of 3. The stock has been rated an average of 2.9 by 10 Brokerage Firm. 1 stock experts have also suggested a buy rating. 9 Brokerage Firms have advised hold.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC): The mean short term price target for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has been established at $63.5 per share. The higher price target estimate is at $73 and the lower price target estimate is expected at $44 according to 8 Analyst. The stock price is expected to vary based on the estimate which is suggested by the standard deviation value of $10.68

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) rose 1.48% or 1.05 points on Tuesday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $70.92 the stock was seen hitting $72.52 as a peak level and $70.87 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $72.13. The daily volume was measured at 2,236,610 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $72.52 and the 52-week low is $32.65. The company has a market cap of $16,486 million.

Lincoln National Corp. is a holding company. Through subsidiary companies, the company operates multiple insurance and investment management businesses. Operations are divided into four business segments: Life Insurance and Annuities; Lincoln UK; Reinsurance and; Investment Management.


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