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Lincoln National Corp (Radnor

(

LNC

) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Lincoln National Corp (Radnor rose $0.49 (1.2%) to $41.67 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,211,210 shares of Lincoln National Corp (Radnor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,882,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $41.29-$42.37 after having opened the day at $41.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.18. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were:

Homex Development

(

HXM

), up 29.1%,

eHealth

(

EHTH

), up 28.4%,

Paulson Capital

(

PLCC

), up 11.9% and

Camco Financial

(

CAFI

), up 11.4%.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company operates in Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection segments. Lincoln National Corp (Radnor has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 59.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Lincoln National Corp (Radnor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lincoln National Corp (Radnor

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

Porter Bancorp

(

PBIB

), down 19.7%,

Meadowbrook Insurance Group

(

MIG

), down 10.0%,

State Investors Bancorp

(

SIBC

), down 7.7% and

CIFC

(

CIFC

), down 7.7% , were all laggards within the financial sector with

Simon Property Group

(

SPG

) being today's financial sector laggard.

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Financial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLF

) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).

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