How to buy Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) shares in the UK
Learn how to easily invest in Lincoln National Corporation shares.
Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) is a leading insurance-life business based in the US. It opened the day at $68.18 after a previous close of $68.54. During the day the price has varied from a low of $68.25 to a high of $68.93. The latest price was $68.26 (25 minute delay). Lincoln National Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 10,966 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Lincoln National Corporation
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: LNC in this case.
- Research Lincoln National Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Lincoln National Corporation shares. It's that simple.
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- Can I buy shares in Lincoln National Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Lincoln National Corporation shares?
- Lincoln National Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Lincoln National Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is Lincoln National Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Lincoln National Corporation shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Lincoln National Corporation shares?
- Does Lincoln National Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Lincoln National Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Lincoln National Corporation's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Lincoln National Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $71.38, which is 16.27% up on its pre-crash value of $59.77 and 343.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $16.1105.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Lincoln National Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $318.89 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,311.96.
Lincoln National Corporation share price (NYSE:LNC)Use our graph to track the performance of LNC stocks over time.
Lincoln National Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||$43.451 - $77.0892|
|50-day moving average||$69.5992|
|200-day moving average||$67.5745|
|Wall St. target price||$77.83|
|Dividend yield||$1.68 (2.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.972|
Fees for buying 10x Lincoln National Corporation shares with popular platforms
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Is it a good time to buy Lincoln National Corporation stock?
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Is Lincoln National Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
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 11x. In other words, Lincoln National Corporation shares trade at around 11x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.24. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.
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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.9 billion (£1.4 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lincoln National Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$18.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.32%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.22%|
|Market capitalisation||$13.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lincoln National Corporation.
Total ESG risk score
Lincoln National Corporation's total ESG risk: 23.12
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lincoln National Corporation's overall score of 23.12 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 28th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lincoln National Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Lincoln National Corporation's environmental score: 3.21/100
Lincoln National Corporation's environmental score of 3.21 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lincoln National Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Lincoln National Corporation's social score: 9.43/100
Lincoln National Corporation's social score of 9.43 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lincoln National Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Lincoln National Corporation's governance score: 9.48/100
Lincoln National Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lincoln National Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Lincoln National Corporation's controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Lincoln National Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Lincoln National Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||23.12|
|Total ESG percentile||28.4|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
Lincoln National Corporation share dividends
Dividend yield: 2.42% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 2.42% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 20.38% of net profits
Lincoln National Corporation has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.42% of its share value annually.
Lincoln National Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20.38% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lincoln National Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.68 per share.
While Lincoln National Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.
Lincoln National Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 1 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 January 2022 (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 22 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.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Lincoln National Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.451 up to $77.0892. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 2.0933. This would suggest that Lincoln National Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
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