Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 08, 2013

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Lincoln National Corporation ( LNC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 08, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share scheduled for February 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LNC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 50% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of LNC was $27.9, representing a -0.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.93 and a 46.53% increase over the 52 week low of $19.04.

LNC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as China Life Insurance Company Limited ( LFC ) and MetLife, Inc. ( MET ). LNC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.61. Zacks Investment Research reports LNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 4.06%, compared to an industry average of -2.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LNC Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to LNC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LNC as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Insurance ( PIC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PIC with an increase of 18.05% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LNC at 4.54%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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Referenced Symbols: LFC , LNC , MET ,

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