Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.11

Headlines about Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lincoln National Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8189035982504 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) traded up 2.10% on Monday, hitting $67.18. 1,318,107 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $14.88 billion, a PE ratio of 10.23 and a beta of 1.98. Lincoln National Corporation has a 12 month low of $44.74 and a 12 month high of $75.78. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $70.26 and its 200-day moving average price is $67.89.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.85 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.73 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $3.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.56 billion. Lincoln National Corporation had a net margin of 10.85% and a return on equity of 10.99%. Lincoln National Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.56 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Lincoln National Corporation will post $7.47 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 6th. Lincoln National Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 17.79%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on LNC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Lincoln National Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Lincoln National Corporation in a research note on Thursday, June 8th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lincoln National Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Lincoln National Corporation in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Lincoln National Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Lincoln National Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.50.

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About Lincoln National Corporation

Lincoln National Corporation is a holding company, which operates insurance and retirement businesses through subsidiary companies. The Company sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation and retirement income products and solutions, through its business segments. The Company operates through four segments: Annuities segment, which offers fixed (including indexed) and variable annuities; Retirement Plan Services segment, which provides employers with retirement plan products and services; Life Insurance segment, which focuses on the creation and protection of wealth through life insurance products, and Group Protection, which offers principally group non-medical insurance products.

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