Agf Investments Inc decreased its stake in Lincoln National Corp. (LNC) by 2.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Agf Investments Inc sold 6,541 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 272,060 shares of the life insurance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $20.91M, down from 278,601 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Agf Investments Inc who had been investing in Lincoln National Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.13 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.75% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $69.16. About 667,747 shares traded. Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has risen 13.38% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.83% the S&P500.
Adams Asset Advisors Llc increased its stake in Sunoco Lp (SUN) by 7.82% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Adams Asset Advisors Llc bought 17,926 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 247,143 shares of the oil refining and marketing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.02 million, up from 229,217 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Adams Asset Advisors Llc who had been investing in Sunoco Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.21B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.1556 during the last trading session, reaching $26.8044. About 162,726 shares traded. Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) has risen 8.23% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.32% the S&P500.
Analysts await Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $2.11 earnings per share, up 14.05% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.85 per share. LNC’s profit will be $461.48M for 8.19 P/E if the $2.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.97 actual earnings per share reported by Lincoln National Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.11% EPS growth.
Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold LNC shares while 213 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 170.09 million shares or 1.02% less from 171.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Conning holds 0.01% or 5,436 shares in its portfolio. Glg Lc owns 11,353 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Nomura Inc has invested 0% in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Mutual Of America Cap Ltd Liability Corp reported 45,592 shares. Rampart Investment Mngmt Limited Liability reported 2,995 shares. Ing Groep Nv accumulated 20,807 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Moneta Gp Inv Advsr Limited Liability Corp holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) for 13,715 shares. Magnetar Ltd Liability stated it has 2,956 shares. M&T Bancshares Corp, New York-based fund reported 39,991 shares. Utah Retirement invested in 0.07% or 40,672 shares. Todd Asset Management holds 691,472 shares. Bancorporation Of Montreal Can reported 238,254 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Mellon, New York-based fund reported 2.07M shares. Principal Group invested in 0.04% or 597,716 shares. Signaturefd Limited Liability Company owns 3,087 shares.
Agf Investments Inc, which manages about $10.28 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Waste Connections Inc. by 28,879 shares to 64,504 shares, valued at $4.58M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Workday Inc. (NYSE:WDAY) by 230,949 shares in the quarter, for a total of 654,005 shares, and has risen its stake in Fedex Corp. (NYSE:FDX).
Among 18 analysts covering Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Lincoln National had 58 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) on Friday, September 22 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 15 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. As per Thursday, April 14, the company rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research. As per Monday, November 28, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. On Friday, December 8 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, August 2. On Wednesday, November 9 the stock rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, January 19.
Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $14.98 million activity. The insider Freitag Randal J sold $2.67M. Shares for $147,244 were sold by Solon Kenneth S.. GLASS DENNIS R sold $8.67 million worth of stock. Shares for $620,568 were sold by Cooper Ellen.
More news for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Antero Resources, Hudson Pacific Properties, Lincoln National, TreeHouse …” on May 10, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Lincoln National (LNC) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 03, 2018 is yet another important article.
Among 19 analysts covering Sunoco Inc. (NYSE:SUN), 6 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Sunoco Inc. had 72 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 7. Jefferies upgraded the shares of SUN in report on Monday, April 10 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, June 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 9 by J.P. Morgan. As per Wednesday, March 14, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, December 21 report. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Monday, December 18. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of SUN in report on Friday, April 7 to “Overweight” rating.
Adams Asset Advisors Llc, which manages about $828.72 million and $812.76M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Forterra Inc by 93,000 shares to 110,227 shares, valued at $1.22M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 35,254 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 152,473 shares, and cut its stake in Buckle Inc (NYSE:BKE).
Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 19 investors sold SUN shares while 26 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 28.81 million shares or 1.64% less from 29.29 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Atlantic Trust Limited Com has 104,704 shares. Tower Rech Capital Ltd Co (Trc) holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) for 9,525 shares. Groesbeck Investment Corporation Nj stated it has 0.46% in Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Neuberger Berman Grp Limited Liability reported 14,074 shares. Kayne Anderson Advisors LP holds 0.01% or 14,900 shares. Pnc Fincl Services Group accumulated 0% or 2,300 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 7,783 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Texas Yale stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Hudson Valley Adv has 0.07% invested in Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). National Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Manufacturers Life Communications The holds 6,096 shares or 0% of its portfolio. California Employees Retirement System holds 0% or 13,437 shares in its portfolio. Highland Management Limited Partnership reported 0.04% in Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Sys reported 0.05% in Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Advisory Research holds 294,785 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio.