Shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corp (NASDAQ:LINC) have earned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $3.50 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.32 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Lincoln Educational Services an industry rank of 78 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

LINC has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Lincoln Educational Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine cut Lincoln Educational Services from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in LINC. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Lincoln Educational Services by 51.7% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 45,695 shares of the company’s stock worth $142,000 after buying an additional 15,568 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new stake in shares of Lincoln Educational Services during the 2nd quarter valued at $187,000. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC increased its position in shares of Lincoln Educational Services by 159.8% in the 3rd quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 111,414 shares of the company’s stock valued at $279,000 after acquiring an additional 68,537 shares during the period. Finally, Alyeska Investment Group L.P. increased its position in shares of Lincoln Educational Services by 103.7% in the 3rd quarter. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. now owns 1,598,872 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,997,000 after acquiring an additional 813,960 shares during the period. 62.19% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ LINC) traded up $0.01 during trading on Thursday, hitting $2.03. The stock had a trading volume of 3,513 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,933. Lincoln Educational Services has a fifty-two week low of $1.83 and a fifty-two week high of $3.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $48.70, a P/E ratio of -1.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 2.72. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $67.31 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $67.57 million. Lincoln Educational Services had a negative return on equity of 35.57% and a negative net margin of 15.45%. Lincoln Educational Services’s quarterly revenue was down 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.02) earnings per share. analysts forecast that Lincoln Educational Services will post -0.48 earnings per share for the current year.

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Lincoln Educational Services Company Profile

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a provider of post-secondary education. The Company operates in two segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades, and Transitional. The Transportation and Skilled Trades segment offers academic programs in the disciplines of transportation and skilled trades (automotive, diesel, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), welding and manufacturing).

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