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Is Lincoln National Corporation(NYSE: LNC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/5/1984. Lincoln National Corporation is in the Life Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Lincoln National Corporation, is 2210.58, and so far today it has a volume of 1475500. Performance year to date since the 10/5/1984 is -6.16%.

To help you determine whether Lincoln National Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 10.94 and forward P/E is 6.81. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Lincoln National Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.15. P/S ratio is 0.79 and the P/B ratio is 0.69. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.62 and 5.47 respectively.

At the current price Lincoln National Corporation is trading at, 46.3 (-0.75% today), Lincoln National Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.16%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 22.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.23, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.01% after growing -19.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 0.50%, and -1.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 232.79, and the number of shares float is 231.71. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 80.90%. The float short is 2.41%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.52. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.40%, and also a return on investment of 7.60%.

The ability for Lincoln National Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.34 and total debt/equity is 0.36. In terms of margins, Lincoln National Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 11.50%, and Lincoln National Corporation has a profit margin of 7.70%.

The 52 week high is -18.03%, with 54.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.69% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.17%.

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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