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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Lincoln National Corporation, LNC

Lincoln National Corporation, LNC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Life Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Lincoln National Corporation, LNC  has a market cap of 14472.42. Since its IPO date on the 10/5/1984, Lincoln National Corporation, LNC performance year to date is 29.01%. Today Lincoln National Corporation, LNC has gained 1.90%, with a current price of 64.52.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 79.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 18.50%. Return of assets are at 0.50%, with return on investment at 7.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Lincoln National Corporation, LNC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.33. While Total debt/equity is 0.35. With a profit margin of 9.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 14.20%. Lincoln National Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Lincoln National Corporation, LNC has seen a EPS growth of -19.90%. A performance for the year of 17.92%. The 52-week high is -0.29%, and the 52-week low is 116.25%. The average volume for Lincoln National Corporation, LNC is 189285.

With a target price of 56.17, can Lincoln National Corporation, LNC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Lincoln National Corporation, LNC. Lincoln National Corporation has a P/E of 11.87 and a forward P/E of 9.15. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.22. Lincoln National Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.08 and 0.9 respectively. For P/cash, Lincoln National Corporation has a value of 4.2, while it is 12.04 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 64.52, Lincoln National Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.83%. We see a return on equity of 8.50%.

Looking more long-term Lincoln National Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.76%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.06% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -19.90% for this year and for the last five years a 15.40% growth has been seen.

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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