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Lincoln National (LNC) Competitors

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Should you be buying Lincoln National stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Lincoln National include Unum Group (UNM), Primerica (PRI), CNO Financial Group (CNO), National Western Life Group (NWLI), Citizens (CIA), MetLife (MET), Aflac (AFL), Prudential Financial (PRU), Corebridge Financial (CRBG), and Reinsurance Group of America (RGA). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Lincoln National vs.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) and Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, community ranking, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and media sentiment.

In the previous week, Unum Group had 6 more articles in the media than Lincoln National. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Unum Group and 9 mentions for Lincoln National. Lincoln National's average media sentiment score of 1.13 beat Unum Group's score of 0.67 indicating that Unum Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Unum Group
9 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Lincoln National
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Unum Group currently has a consensus price target of $59.22, suggesting a potential upside of 9.85%. Lincoln National has a consensus price target of $31.18, suggesting a potential downside of 4.89%. Given Lincoln National's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Unum Group is more favorable than Lincoln National.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Unum Group
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Lincoln National
2 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Lincoln National pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Unum Group pays out 21.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lincoln National pays out 24.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Unum Group has increased its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

86.6% of Unum Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.8% of Lincoln National shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Unum Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Lincoln National shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Lincoln National received 104 more outperform votes than Unum Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 51.43% of users gave Lincoln National an outperform vote while only 46.64% of users gave Unum Group an outperform vote.

Unum GroupOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Lincoln NationalOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Unum Group has higher revenue and earnings than Lincoln National. Lincoln National is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Unum Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unum Group$12.39B0.82$1.28B$6.738.01
Lincoln National$11.65B0.48-$752M$7.314.48

Unum Group has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lincoln National has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Lincoln National has a net margin of 11.31% compared to Lincoln National's net margin of 10.52%. Unum Group's return on equity of 19.50% beat Lincoln National's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Unum Group10.52% 16.02% 2.51%
Lincoln National 11.31%19.50%0.26%


Unum Group beats Lincoln National on 14 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding LNC and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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LNC vs. The Competition

MetricLincoln NationalLife insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$5.58B$17.38B$9.67B$18.71B
Dividend Yield5.49%3.31%10.28%3.45%
P/E Ratio4.488.4957.9321.60
Price / Sales0.481.293,563.2015.56
Price / Cash5.9520.2428.8720.69
Price / Book0.941.342.655.14
Net Income-$752M$1.05B$1.01B$974.70M
7 Day Performance2.61%0.94%3.32%2.97%
1 Month Performance4.74%3.48%6.74%6.48%
1 Year Performance21.61%18.36%14.69%9.05%

Lincoln National Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Unum Group
4.8699 of 5 stars
4.87 / 5 stars
+11.2%$10.16B$12.39B7.9710,812Dividend Increase
Positive News
4.5018 of 5 stars
4.50 / 5 stars
+21.7%$8.65B$2.82B15.293,450Analyst Forecast
CNO Financial Group
4.274 of 5 stars
4.27 / 5 stars
National Western Life Group
3.107 of 5 stars
3.11 / 5 stars
N/A+19.4%$1.82B$703.35M11.35270Analyst Forecast
Positive News
High Trading Volume
1.5434 of 5 stars
1.54 / 5 stars
N/A+7.8%$135.33M$240.68M5.81232Positive News
High Trading Volume
4.9572 of 5 stars
4.96 / 5 stars
+29.1%$53.81B$66.91B26.0045,000Positive News
4.4659 of 5 stars
4.47 / 5 stars
Prudential Financial
4.8222 of 5 stars
4.82 / 5 stars
+37.6%$45.43B$50.89B21.5240,658Analyst Revision
Corebridge Financial
4.7115 of 5 stars
4.71 / 5 stars
Reinsurance Group of America
4.6194 of 5 stars
4.62 / 5 stars
+51.1%$14.07B$18.57B16.623,900High Trading Volume

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This page (NYSE:LNC) was last updated on 7/18/2024 by Staff

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