Analyst Opinion Summary: Lincoln National Corporation (LNC), General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) tinted loss of -2.69% (-1.98 points) to US$71.76. The volume of 1.31 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 1.4 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 6.09. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$75.78 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$44.68. The corporation has a market cap of US$16.04 Billion.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC)’s earnings per share has been growing at a 47.2 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 4.6 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 9.8 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 7.9 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 84.5 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of 11 percent and possesses 0 percent gross margin.

FT reports, The 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Lincoln National Corporation have a median target of 78.00, with a high estimate of 84.00 and a low estimate of 67.00. The median estimate represents a 5.78% increase from the last price of 73.74.

Daily Analyst Recommendations

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. The forecast of 7 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 7 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.3. 1 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) is worth US$59.16 Billion and has recently fallen -1.35% to US$198.28. The latest exchange of 1.12 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 1.15 Million shares. The day began at US$200.67 but the price moved to US$198.04 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$200.99. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$205.9 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$215.44.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 19.77, a price to book ratio of 5.43, and a price to sales ratio of 1.9. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown -0.8%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 7.3%. With an institutional ownership near 87.7%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 10.03.

According to Financial Times, The 19 analysts offering 12 month price targets for General Dynamics Corporation have a median target of 215.00, with a high estimate of 230.00 and a low estimate of 185.00. The median estimate represents a 6.97% increase from the last price of 201.00.

Inside Look At Analysts Reviews

Latest analyst recommendations could offer little help to investors. The stock is a Buy among 12 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. At present, 7 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 1 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 2 think it is Overweight. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.