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Morning Hot: Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC)

The company in question is, Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) currently with a stock price of 64.59 (0.22% today). The market cap for Lincoln National Corporation is 14.74 B, and is in the sector Financial, and Life Insurance industry. The target price for Lincoln National Corporation is 75.75. Currently Lincoln National Corporation is trading with a P/E of 10.6, and a forward P/E of 8.54. Average volume for Lincoln National Corporation is 1843.09 and so far today it is 1882740.

Performance in the last year for Lincoln National Corporation has been 46.32%. For EPS growth, Lincoln National Corporation has seen a growth of 11.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.83%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 47.20% over the last five years and could be 8.62% for the next five years. Lincoln National Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 122.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.38%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.32%.

Since the IPO date for Lincoln National Corporation on the 10/05/1984, Lincoln National Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -1.67%. With Lincoln National Corporation trading at 64.59, the dividend yield is 1.80%, and the EPS is 6.09.

So could Lincoln National Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 10.6. The PEG is 1.23, P/S is 1.08 and the P/B is at 0.97. The P/cash is 7.67, with P/free cash flow at 17.49.

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 15.20% and a profit margin of 10.40%.Payout ratio for Lincoln National Corporation is 16.90%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 7.90%.

Insider ownership for Lincoln National Corporation, is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 86.40%. Outstanding shares are at 228.25. While shares float is 223.25. The float short is currently 1.95%, and short ratio is 2.36.

Graphs: Lincoln National Corporation NYSE: LNC | Friday May 19, 2017

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