Investing for the Long-Run: Positive Signs for Lincoln National Corporation (LNC)

Janofsky Christine A, CAO, subtracted 7,928 shares of Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) from its portfolio at the rate of $62.62 per share valuing $496,451 on Jun 14. The insider left behind 4,714 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) was $57.21. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $57.73, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $58.26. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $56.22 and a 2nd Support Level at $55.24. Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) stock has lost -$2.61, or -4.36%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$8.62, or -13.09%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$7.89, or -12.12%. This year-to-date, Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) shares have gained $5.90, or 11.50%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) stock, Hold % of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .”

With 200,193 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $11,090,692K. Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) generates $16,424 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,641 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -15.14%, a 3-Year Total Return of 26.51%, and a 5-year Total Return of 11.24%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 175.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.370 per share on 07/09/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.67%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.48.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Jun-19, Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) reported earnings of $2.36 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $2.37 per share, representing a -0.01 difference and 0.22% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Mar-19, the reported earnings of $2.14 represented a 0.1 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $2.04 per share, which was a 5.11% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $2.39 per share. This estimate came from a total of 4 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $2.44 and the low estimate was $2.34. In the year-ago quarter, Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) generated per-share earnings of $2.34. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +2.14%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 2 purchases (10,178 shares in total) and 3 sale (28,166 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 27 insider buys amounting to 499,550 shares and 27 insider sales amounting to 282,345 shares. In the past full year, 28 insider purchases were made (involving 509,514 shares) and 35 insider sell-offs equivalent to 290,995 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) has a Current Ratio of 3.71. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 40.69, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 28.92, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 1.95. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 40.69 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 28.92.