Lincoln National Corp (Radnor PA) (LNC): Today's Featured Financial Winner

Lincoln National Corp (Radnor ( LNC) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Lincoln National Corp (Radnor rose $0.55 (1.4%) to $39.99 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,607,677 shares of Lincoln National Corp (Radnor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,173,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.33-$40.08 after having opened the day at $39.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.44. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: Altis Resident ( RESI), up 19.0%, Broadway Financial ( BYFC), up 16.7%, Hampton Roads Bankshares ( HMPR), up 16.1% and Paulson Capital ( PLCC), up 13.3%.

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 $10.4 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 52.3% 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, LCNB Corporation ( LCNB), down 7.0%, 1st Constitution Bancorp ( FCCY), down 5.1%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 4.8% and Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania ( RBPAA), down 4.8% , were all laggards within the financial sector with Charles Schwab ( SCHW) being today's financial sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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