Lincoln National Corporation ( LNC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 09, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 01, 2018. Shareholders who purchased LNC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that LNC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $69.9, the dividend yield is 1.89%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LNC was $69.9, representing a -19.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $86.68 and a 14.25% increase over the 52 week low of $61.18.
LNC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as China Life Insurance Company Limited ( LFC ) and Prudential Public Limited Company ( PUK ). LNC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.88. Zacks Investment Research reports LNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 7.25%, compared to an industry average of 17.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to LNC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LNC as a top-10 holding:
- Strategy Shares US Market Rotation Strategy ETF ( HUSE )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Financial ( XLF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is HUSE with an increase of 0.58% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LNC at 1%.
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