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How to buy Lincoln Educational Services Corporation stock

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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is an education & training services business based in the US. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares (LINC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation employs 1,542 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation share price

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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week range$2.26 - $8.99
50-day moving average $6.34
200-day moving average $6.07
Wall St. target price$9.75
PE ratio 4.304
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.49

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Is it a good time to buy Lincoln Educational Services Corporation stock?

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Is Lincoln Educational Services Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Lincoln Educational Services Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's P/E ratio

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's PEG ratio

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8028. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's EBITDA

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $293.1 million
Operating margin TTM 3.04%
Gross profit TTM $170.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.53%
Return on equity TTM 61.41%
Profit margin 16.57%
Book value $3.44
Market capitalisation $173.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares

There are currently 223,067 Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 24.4% down from 295,045 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 223067). Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1. In other words for every 100,000 Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1000 shares are currently held short.

However Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0105% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lincoln Educational Services Corporation.

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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Lincoln Educational Services Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.26 up to $8.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LINC.US volatility(beta: 1.09)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's is 1.0927. This would suggest that Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation overview

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various career-oriented post-secondary education services to high school graduates and working adults in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades, Healthcare and Other Professions, and Transitional. It offers associate's degree, and diploma and certificate programs in automotive technology; skilled trades, including welding, computerized numerical control, and electrical and electronic systems technology, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning programs; healthcare services comprising nursing, dental and medical assistant, claim examiner, medical administrative assistant, etc. ; hospitality services, such as culinary, therapeutic massage, cosmetology, and aesthetics; and information technology. The company operates 22 schools in 14 states under the Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, as well as associated brand names. As of December 31, 2020, it had 12,217 students enrolled at 22 campuses. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in West Orange, New Jersey.

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