How Does Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) Stack Up Right Now?

Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Life Insurance. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $76.87, down from yesterday’s close by -0.62%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) currently trades with a market capitalization of $16.93 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 0.00 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.25 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.92 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.39% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Lincoln National Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $78.74. It is now trading 1.87% off that level. The stock is trading $75.90 its 50-day moving average by -0.97%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $61.45.

In recent action, Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) has made a move of +0.42% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.19% with $217.85 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of LNC.

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