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How to buy Lincoln National Corporation stock (LNC)

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Lincoln National Corporation is an insurance - life business based in the US. Lincoln National Corporation shares (LNC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lincoln National Corporation employs 11,024 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.9 billion.

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Lincoln National Corporation stock price (NYSE: LNC)

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Lincoln National Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-11.
Latest market close$31.95
52-week range$19.93 - $32.84
50-day moving average $30.93
200-day moving average $27.38
Wall St. target price$31.89
PE ratio 4.3293
Dividend yield $1.8 (5.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.38

Is it a good time to buy Lincoln National Corporation stock?

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Lincoln National Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.95 from 2024-07-11

1 week (2024-07-05) 3.50%
1 month (2024-06-13) 2.90%
3 months (2024-04-12) 12.98%
6 months (2024-01-12) 15.01%
1 year (2023-07-13) 18.95%
2 years (2022-07-09) N/A
3 years (2021-07-13) 62.6
5 years (2019-07-12) 62.3228

Is Lincoln National Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Lincoln National Corporation's P/E ratio

Lincoln National 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 National 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 National Corporation's PEG ratio

Lincoln National Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.24. 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 National 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 National Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $11.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 41.76%
Gross profit TTM $-1,727,000,000
Return on assets TTM -0.05%
Return on equity TTM 18.92%
Profit margin 11.31%
Book value $38.58
Market Capitalization $5.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lincoln National Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 43.8% of net profits

Recently Lincoln National Corporation has paid out, on average, around 43.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lincoln National Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lincoln National Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.

While Lincoln National Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Lincoln National Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Lincoln National Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 July 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 July 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lincoln National Corporation's shares ever split?

Lincoln National Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 June 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lincoln National Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lincoln National Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Lincoln National Corporation's share price.

Lincoln National Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lincoln National Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.9267 up to $32.8429. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LNC.US volatility(beta: 1.83)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lincoln National Corporation's is 1.834. This would suggest that Lincoln National Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lincoln National Corporation overview

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. It operates in four segments: Life Insurance, Annuities, Group Protection, and Retirement Plan Services. The Life Insurance segment provides life insurance products, including term insurance, universal life insurance (UL), indexed universal life insurance, variable universal life insurance (VUL), linked-benefit UL and VUL products, and critical illness and long-term care riders. The Annuities segment offers variable, fixed, and registered index-linked annuities. The Group Protection segment offers group non-medical insurance products consisting of short and long-term disability and statutory disability; paid family medical leave administration and absence management services; term life; dental and vision; and accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity benefits and services to the employer marketplace through various forms of employee-paid and employer-paid plans. The Retirement Plan Services segment provides employers with retirement plan products and services primarily in the defined contribution retirement plan marketplace; individual and group variable annuities, group fixed annuities, and mutual fund-based programs; and various plan services, including plan recordkeeping, compliance testing, participant education, and trust and custodial services. The company distributes its products through consultants, brokers, planners, agents, financial advisors, third-party administrators, and other intermediaries.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lincoln National Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.307% of Lincoln National Corporation shares are held by insiders and 73.887% by institutions.
How many people work for Lincoln National Corporation?
Latest data suggests 11,024 work at Lincoln National Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Lincoln National Corporation?
Lincoln National Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Lincoln National Corporation based?
Lincoln National Corporation's address is: 150 North Radnor-Chester Road, Radnor, PA, United States, 19087
What is Lincoln National Corporation's ISIN number?
Lincoln National Corporation's international securities identification number is: US5341871094
What is Lincoln National Corporation's CUSIP number?
Lincoln National Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 534187109

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