Analysts take a look at Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) having this to say.

June 3, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.19, from 0.96 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 31 investors sold Lincoln National Corporation shares while 238 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes. 170.05 million shares or 0.02% less from 170.09 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Rafferty Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc accumulated 55,796 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Riverhead Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.5% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Aviva Public Limited has 0.05% invested in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Yorktown Mngmt Rech has 0.69% invested in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Patten Grp invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Cypress Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.15% or 10,898 shares. Moreover, Tower Rech Capital Ltd Liability (Trc) has 0.01% invested in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Brandywine Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) for 210,937 shares. C M Bidwell And Assocs Ltd holds 0% or 57 shares in its portfolio. Boys Arnold & Inc holds 0.04% or 4,151 shares. 394,441 are owned by State Teachers Retirement Systems. Korea Investment holds 0.18% or 527,838 shares. Stephens Ar owns 22,874 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Brinker Capital, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 29,080 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), Switzerland-based fund reported 50,533 shares.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 7 selling transactions for $14.91 million activity. 1,000 Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) shares with value of $67,086 were bought by Connelly Deirdre P. $8.67M worth of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) shares were sold by GLASS DENNIS R. Solon Kenneth S. sold $147,244 worth of stock or 1,875 shares. The insider Buckingham Lisa sold 9,462 shares worth $799,671. Cooper Ellen also sold $620,568 worth of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) shares.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Lincoln National Corp had 14 analyst reports since December 8, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) rating on Friday, December 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $86.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 19 by Sandler O’Neill. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 1. The stock of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, April 3. On Friday, May 4 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, January 2. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, January 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 21 by Deutsche Bank. Below is a list of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) latest ratings and price target changes.

21/05/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $82.0000 Maintain
04/05/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $96 New Target: $87 Maintain
25/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral New Target: $74 Initiates Coverage On
11/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $85.0000 Maintain
03/04/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $80.0000 Maintain
02/04/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $87.0000
26/03/2018 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $90.0000
02/03/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral New Target: $84 Initiates Coverage On
01/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $94.0 Maintain
21/01/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $90.0 Maintain

The stock increased 1.64% or $1.09 during the last trading session, reaching $67.38. About 1.35 million shares traded. Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has risen 5.08% since June 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.49% the S&P500.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $14.74 billion. It operates through four divisions: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. It has a 7.31 P/E ratio. The firm sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions.

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