Lincoln Educational Services’ (LINC) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at Barrington Research

Barrington Research reiterated their outperform rating on shares of Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINCFree Report) in a report released on Monday morning, Benzinga reports. Barrington Research currently has a $14.00 target price on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2025 earnings at $0.65 EPS.

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on LINC. B. Riley increased their target price on shares of Lincoln Educational Services from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 7th. Lake Street Capital raised their price target on shares of Lincoln Educational Services from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, May 7th. StockNews.com cut shares of Lincoln Educational Services from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $13.50 price target on shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report on Monday, April 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, Lincoln Educational Services has an average rating of Moderate Buy and an average price target of $14.38.

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Lincoln Educational Services Trading Up 1.0 %

NASDAQ:LINC opened at $11.50 on Monday. Lincoln Educational Services has a 52 week low of $5.99 and a 52 week high of $13.05. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $11.16 and a 200 day moving average of $10.26. The company has a quick ratio of 1.94, a current ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $361.56 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.53, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.32.

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINCGet Free Report) last posted its earnings results on Monday, May 6th. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.04. Lincoln Educational Services had a net margin of 6.57% and a return on equity of 9.79%. The company had revenue of $103.37 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $97.30 million. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Lincoln Educational Services will post 0.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, major shareholder Juniper Investment Company, Ll sold 25,010 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.75, for a total transaction of $293,867.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 246,299 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,894,013.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 16.80% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in LINC. AJOVista LLC purchased a new position in shares of Lincoln Educational Services during the fourth quarter worth $67,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its position in Lincoln Educational Services by 1,513.5% during the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 8,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,000 after buying an additional 8,067 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Financial Markets grew its position in Lincoln Educational Services by 60.2% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Financial Markets now owns 11,218 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 4,217 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in Lincoln Educational Services by 31.1% during the fourth quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 13,410 shares of the company’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 3,182 shares during the period. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new stake in Lincoln Educational Services during the third quarter valued at $221,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.23% of the company’s stock.

Lincoln Educational Services Company Profile

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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various career-oriented post-secondary education services to high school graduates and working adults in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Campus Operations and Transitional. It offers associate's degree, and diploma and certificate programs in automotive technology; skilled trades programs, including electrical, heating and air conditioning repair, welding, computerized numerical control, and electrical and electronic systems technology; health science programs comprising licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, dental assistant, medical assistant, medical administrative assistant, and claims examiner; hospitality service and information technology programs, such as culinary, therapeutic massage, cosmetology, aesthetics, and computer systems support technicians.

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