NYSE:LNC - Lincoln National Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $67.50
  • Forecasted Upside: -10.90 %
  • Number of Analysts: 11
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 7 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for LNC

Analyst Price Target is $67.50
▼ -10.90% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Lincoln National in the last 3 months. The average price target is $67.50, with a high forecast of $80.00 and a low forecast of $56.00. The average price target represents a -10.90% upside from the last price of $75.76.

This chart shows the closing price for LNC for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 11 contributing investment analysts is to hold stock in Lincoln National. This rating has held steady since October 2019, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 1 sell ratings
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Latest Recommendations

  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 7 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/14/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$75.00 ➝ $80.00Medium
10/12/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$69.00 ➝ $73.00Low
9/20/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$64.00 ➝ $69.00High
8/9/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$70.00 ➝ $72.00Low
8/6/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$69.00 ➝ $70.00Low
8/5/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$73.00 ➝ $75.00Medium
7/15/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$72.00 ➝ $73.00Low
7/8/2021Piper SandlerLower Price TargetNeutral$70.00 ➝ $65.00Medium
5/19/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$69.00 ➝ $72.00Medium
5/18/2021B. RileyBoost Price TargetNeutral$56.00 ➝ $72.00Medium
5/7/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$59.00 ➝ $69.00Medium
5/6/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$66.00 ➝ $69.00High
4/26/2021UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$67.00N/A
4/20/2021UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$67.00Medium
4/12/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$61.00 ➝ $66.00Medium
4/6/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$51.00 ➝ $59.00Low
4/5/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetCautious ➝ Overweight$63.00 ➝ $73.00Medium
4/1/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$60.00 ➝ $66.00Low
3/31/2021CitigroupBoost Price Target$57.00 ➝ $67.00Low
2/25/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$59.00 ➝ $60.00High
2/5/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$43.00 ➝ $51.00Medium
2/4/2021Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$60.00 ➝ $59.00High
1/29/2021Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Underperform$45.00 ➝ $56.00High
1/15/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$52.00 ➝ $60.00Low
1/7/2021B. RileyBoost Price TargetNeutral$35.00 ➝ $56.00N/A
1/6/2021Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetNeutral$37.00 ➝ $50.00N/A
12/16/2020Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$56.00Medium
12/4/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$59.00High
12/1/2020Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$41.00 ➝ $56.00High
11/18/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$45.00 ➝ $52.00Low
11/17/2020BarclaysInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$44.00Low
11/5/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$46.00 ➝ $45.00Low
10/6/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$45.00 ➝ $46.00High
8/20/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$43.00 ➝ $45.00Medium
8/7/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$44.00 ➝ $43.00High
8/6/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHold$39.00High
7/20/2020Bank of AmericaLower Price TargetBuy$51.00 ➝ $45.00Low
7/16/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$52.00 ➝ $41.00Medium
7/7/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldHigh
7/6/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$40.00 ➝ $44.00High
5/22/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold ➝ NeutralLow
5/12/2020B. RileyBoost Price TargetNeutral$26.00 ➝ $35.00High
5/8/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$40.00 ➝ $43.00High
4/27/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$68.00 ➝ $52.00Medium
4/21/2020B. RileyLower Price TargetNeutral$51.00 ➝ $26.00High
4/17/2020CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$35.00 ➝ $30.00High
4/3/2020Piper SandlerLower Price TargetNeutral$36.00 ➝ $28.00Medium
4/1/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$66.00 ➝ $33.00Medium
3/23/2020B. RileyLower Price TargetNeutral$57.00 ➝ $51.00High
3/20/2020Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$70.00 ➝ $40.00High
3/17/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$73.00 ➝ $40.00High
3/11/2020B. RileyLower Price TargetNeutral$72.00 ➝ $57.00High
3/10/2020Piper SandlerDowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$60.00 ➝ $36.00High
2/10/2020Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuy$73.00Low
1/7/2020Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$72.00 ➝ $73.00Medium
1/6/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldN/A
12/6/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLow
10/10/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$55.00 ➝ $56.00Low
10/8/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetMarket Perform$69.00 ➝ $65.00High
9/13/2019CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy$75.00 ➝ $70.00Low
8/20/2019Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$76.00 ➝ $75.00Medium
8/12/2019BarclaysSet Price TargetBuy$69.00Low
7/31/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHold$69.00High
6/25/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$65.00 ➝ $77.00High
5/2/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetBuy$92.00Low
5/2/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$67.00 ➝ $69.00Medium
4/9/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$62.00 ➝ $67.00Low
1/8/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$63.00Low
11/13/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$76.00 ➝ $74.00Low
11/5/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$74.00 ➝ $73.00Low
11/5/2018Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$80.00Medium
11/2/2018Bank of AmericaLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$79.00 ➝ $75.00Low
10/8/2018UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$73.00 ➝ $74.00Low
9/10/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$69.00 ➝ $70.00Low
8/17/2018Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$74.00 ➝ $68.00Low
8/7/2018B. RileyBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$79.00 ➝ $83.00Medium
8/3/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$82.00Low
7/16/2018B. RileyLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$88.00 ➝ $79.00Low
7/11/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$79.00 ➝ $78.00Medium
7/9/2018BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$88.00 ➝ $85.00High
5/21/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$87.00 ➝ $82.00Low
5/11/2018BarclaysInitiated CoverageOverweight$88.00Low
5/4/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$96.00 ➝ $87.00Low
5/4/2018Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperform$84.00High
5/2/2018Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetHold$76.00High
4/25/2018Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$74.00Low
4/3/2018Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetHold$89.00 ➝ $80.00Low
4/2/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetBuy$87.00Low
3/26/2018Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageBuy$90.00High
3/2/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$84.00Low
1/9/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$90.00High
1/2/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageBuy$84.00Medium
1/2/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$87.00Medium
12/22/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$89.00Low
12/8/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$86.00Low
11/16/2017Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetHold$80.00N/A
11/6/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingNeutralN/A
11/2/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$77.00 ➝ $79.00N/A
10/18/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageSell$71.00N/A
10/10/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$83.00N/A
10/5/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$76.00 ➝ $77.00N/A
9/14/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingBuy$82.00 ➝ $83.00Low
8/11/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$84.00 ➝ $85.00Low
8/4/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$77.00 ➝ $83.00Medium
8/2/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLow
7/4/2017Bank of AmericaSet Price Target$78.00Low
6/26/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHoldLow
6/8/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLow
5/4/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldMedium
4/6/2017Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$78.00Medium
3/21/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$75.00High
2/3/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$73.00 ➝ $77.00N/A
2/3/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$73.00 ➝ $77.00N/A
1/26/2017CitigroupInitiated CoverageBuy$77.00N/A
1/23/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$66.00 ➝ $69.00N/A
1/9/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$78.00N/A
12/14/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$60.00 ➝ $71.00N/A
12/14/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$71.00N/A
12/9/2016Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$62.00 ➝ $73.00N/A
12/8/2016Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$62.00 ➝ $73.00N/A
11/28/2016FBR & Co.Boost Price TargetMkt Perform$55.00 ➝ $63.00N/A
11/9/2016FBR & Co.DowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$55.00N/A
(Data available from 10/21/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.28 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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Current Sentiment

  • 5 very positive mentions
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  • 5 negative mentions
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Lincoln National Corp. is a holding company, which operates multiple insurance and retirement businesses through its subsidiary companies. It provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. The company operates through the following segments: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, Group Protection, and Other Operations. The Annuities segment provides tax-deferred investment growth and lifetime income opportunities for its clients by offering fixed and variable annuities. The Retirement Plan Services segment includes employers with retirement plan products and services, primarily in the defined contribution retirement plan marketplaces. The Life Insurance segment focuses on the creation and protection of wealth for its clients by providing life insurance products, including term insurance, both single and survivorship versions of universal life insurance, variable universal life insurance, and indexed universal life insurance products. The Group Protection segment offers group non-medical insurance products, which includes term life, disability, dental, vision and accident and critical illness
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Today's Range

Now: $75.76
Low: $73.49
High: $75.95

50 Day Range

MA: $68.75
Low: $62.80
High: $72.81

52 Week Range

Now: $75.76
Low: $31.95
High: $75.95


1,667,233 shs

Average Volume

1,406,069 shs

Market Capitalization

$14.24 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Lincoln National?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued research reports on Lincoln National in the last twelve months: B. Riley, Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Morgan Stanley, Piper Sandler, Royal Bank of Canada, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., UBS Group AG, Wells Fargo & Company, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Lincoln National?

12 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Lincoln National in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $67.50, suggesting a possible downside of 10.8%. Morgan Stanley has the highest price target set, predicting LNC will reach $80.00 in the next twelve months. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $56.00 for Lincoln National in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Lincoln National?

Lincoln National currently has 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in LNC, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Lincoln National's investor relations team?

Lincoln National's physical mailing address is 150 N RADNOR CHESTER RD, RADNOR PA, 19087. The financial services provider's listed phone number is (484) 583-1400 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Lincoln National is www.lfg.com.