Lincoln National Corporation ( LNC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased LNC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that LNC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $53.28, the dividend yield is 1.2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LNC was $53.28, representing a -0.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.77 and a 42.19% increase over the 52 week low of $37.47.
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 $4.88. Zacks Investment Research reports LNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.86%, compared to an industry average of 1.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to LNC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LNC as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KIE with an increase of 10.22% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LNC at 2.03%.