Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC) shares traded on -0.63% below secure line and closed at $64.5. The stock exchanged hands 1.31 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 1.75 Million shares. It has a market cap of $13.64 Billion.

Wall Street analysts are predicting that Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC) will report earnings per share of $2.03 in their quarterly report. For the current quarter Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC) has high EPS estimates of $2.14 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $1.8. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $1.97 EPS. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 17 analysts.

Investors as well as the sell-side will be paying close attention to how the actual numbers compare with the estimates. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company’s stock price. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock’s price, but also to a gradual increase over time. Hence, it’s not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price.

A large surprise factor in either direction typically can lead to a significant swing in the stock price in the hours and days after the report. Previously Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC) reported $2.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.03 with surprise factor of 1.4%.

Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC) has average revenue estimates of $4.24 Billion, compared to low analyst estimates of $4.09 Billion and high estimates of $4.34 Billion for the current quarter. A total number of 6 analysts provided estimations over revenues. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $17.44 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $16.9 Billion and high estimates of $17.82 Billion according to the prediction of 8 analysts.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 15 analysts Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC)’s price will reach at $71.87 during 52 weeks. Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $62 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $92.

On the other hand Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC) has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 62.98 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.41. Where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical indicators, computed on the basis of the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100; the value will be 0 if the stock falls on all 14 days, and 100, if the price moves up on all the days) as suggested by J Welles Wilder. In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. The level of 50 represents neutral market momentum and corresponds with the center line in other oscillators such as MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence). The average true range (ATR) is a measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder.

Consequently Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 2.02%, 2.22% respectively.