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Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) Has Strong Growth Prospects Through 2021

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has a beta value of 2.22 and has seen 0.68 million shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $12.76B, closed the last trade at $67.56 per share which meant it lost -$0.32 on the day or -0.47% during that session. The LNC stock price is -6.1% off its 52-week high price of $71.68 and 56.45% above the 52-week low of $29.42. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 0.9 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 1.31 million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) is an Overweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.50. 1 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 1 rate it as Overweight. 6 out of 13 have rated it as a Hold, with 5 advising it as a Buy. 0 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $2.48.

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Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) trade information

Sporting -0.47% in the red in last session, the stock has traded in the red over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Friday, 09/03/21 when the LNC stock price touched $67.56 or saw a rise of 4.6%. Year-to-date, Lincoln National Corporation shares have moved 34.29%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -4.39%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) have changed 3.05%. Short interest in the company has seen 4.38 million shares shorted with days to cover at 2.87.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $71.55, which means that the shares’ value could jump 5.58% from current levels. The projected low price target is $45.00 while the price target rests at a high of $86.00. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is -27.29% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 33.39% from current levels.

Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Lincoln National Corporation shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained 12.68% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 131.91%, compared to 14.90% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2021 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 155.70% and 466.70% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 5.60%.

5 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $4.9 billion for the current quarter. 5 have an estimated revenue figure of $4.8 billion for the next quarter concluding in Sep 2021. Year-ago sales stood $4.21 billion and $4.79 billion respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by 16.50% for the current quarter and 0.20% for the next.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was -12.10% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest -44.70% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 41.25%.

LNC Dividends

Lincoln National Corporation is expected to release its next earnings report between November 02 and November 08 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 1.68 at a share yield of 2.49%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months, with a 5 Year Average Dividend Yield of 2.46%.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC)’s Major holders

Insiders own 6.05% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 80.16% with a share float percentage of 85.32%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Lincoln National Corporation having a total of 885 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 20.09 million shares worth more than $1.25 billion. As of Mar 30, 2021, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 10.69% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the holding of over 15.13 million shares as of Mar 30, 2021. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $942.05 million and represent 8.05% of shares outstanding.

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Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund. As of Mar 30, 2021, the former fund manager holds about 2.74% shares in the company for having 5.15 million shares of worth $320.54 million while later fund manager owns 4.89 million shares of worth $313.85 million as of Apr 29, 2021, which makes it owner of about 2.60% of company’s outstanding stock.

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