It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Lincoln National Corp. (LNC) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.11, or 0.46%, to $23.80. The Lincoln National Corp. has recorded 43,211 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Lincoln National Corporation’s Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend.
Lincoln National Corp. is listed on the NYSE in the Financial sector while operating in the Insurance – Life industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $23.69 and fluctuated between $23.88 as its day high and $23.30 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Lincoln National Corp. is $4.02B. A total of 1.79 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.84M shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, LNC has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 26 BUYs and 11 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 627,961 shares during that period but sold 23,902.
In the most recent transaction, KELLY GARY C bought 7,838 shares of LNC for 25.52 per share on May 11. After the transaction, the Director now owns 15,007 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 15, Kennedy John Christopher sold 1,500 shares at 30.79 per share. LNC shares that EVP, President LFD owns now total 20,336.
Among the insiders who bought shares, Connelly Deirdre P acquired of 3,000 shares on Nov 18 at a per-share price of $37.41. This resulted in the Director holding 4,000 shares of LNC after the transaction.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Lincoln National Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.81, resulting in a dividend yield of 7.65%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.85. LNC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/9/2024 when it declared a $0.45 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/1/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/1/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/9/2023. The LNC stock dividend was $0.45 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LNC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $24.08 with high estimates of $30.00 and low estimates of $16.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LNC has a high of $39.40 and a low of $18.50.
As of this writing, LNC has an earnings estimate of $1.63 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 13 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.9 per share and a lower estimate of $1.42. The company reported an EPS of $2.02 in the last quarter, which was 9.20% higher than expectations of $1.85.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. LNC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $121.36B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. Its Book Value Per Share was $13.04, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $20.27B.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for LNC is Buy with a score of 2.92.