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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC)?

The company in question is, Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) currently with a stock price of 48.82 (-0.16% today). The market cap for Lincoln National Corporation is 11544.12, and is in the sector Financial, and Life Insurance industry. The target price for Lincoln National Corporation is 52. Currently Lincoln National Corporation is trading with a P/E of 11.54, and a forward P/E of 7.18. Average volume for Lincoln National Corporation is 1709.64 and so far today it is 1688800.

Performance in the last year for Lincoln National Corporation has been -0.19%. For EPS growth, Lincoln National Corporation has seen a growth of -19.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.95%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 15.40% over the last five years and could be 9.51% for the next five years. Lincoln National Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.51%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 16.19%.

Since the IPO date for Lincoln National Corporation on the 10/5/1984, Lincoln National Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -0.53%. With Lincoln National Corporation trading at 48.82, the dividend yield is 2.05%, and the EPS is 4.23.

So could Lincoln National Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 11.54. The PEG is 1.21, P/S is 0.85 and the P/B is at 0.73. The P/cash is 2.81, with P/free cash flow at 5.86.

Lincoln National Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.34, and total debt/equity at 0.36.

In terms of margins, Lincoln National Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 11.50% and a profit margin of 7.70%.Payout ratio for Lincoln National Corporation is 22.10%. Return on assets come to 0.40% with return on investment coming to 7.60%.

Insider ownership for Lincoln National Corporation, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 80.40%. Outstanding shares are at 236.46. While shares float is 231.33. The float short is currently 2.16%, and short ratio is 2.93.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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