Lincoln National Corporation ( LNC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 05, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 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 same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $31.85, the dividend yield is 1.51%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LNC was $31.85, representing a -5.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $33.66 and a 67.28% 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 Prudential Public Limited Company ( PUK ). LNC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.48. Zacks Investment Research reports LNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.04%, compared to an industry average of 4.7%.
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 KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI )
- PowerShares Dynamic Insurance Portfolio (PIC)
- PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI )
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ( SPHB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an increase of 32.01% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LNC at 4.25%.