Lincoln Educational Services Corp. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research decreased their Q4 2016 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corp. in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now forecasts that the firm will earn $0.14 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.17.

Lincoln Educational Services Corp. (NASDAQ:LINC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.08. Lincoln Educational Services Corp. had a net margin of 0.91% and a negative return on equity of 5.14%. The business had revenue of $68.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.57 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.33) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 42.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Lincoln Educational Services Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th.

Lincoln Educational Services Corp. (NASDAQ:LINC) traded up 2.241% on Tuesday, reaching $1.779. 2,569 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $2.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $1.89. Lincoln Educational Services Corp. has a one year low of $0.89 and a one year high of $3.20. The firm has a market cap of $42.37 million, a PE ratio of 22.238 and a beta of 2.53.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Nantahala Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corp. by 5.9% in the first quarter. Nantahala Capital Management LLC now owns 2,151,049 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,335,000 after buying an additional 120,404 shares during the period. Heartland Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corp. by 2.1% in the second quarter. Heartland Advisors Inc. now owns 4,054,211 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,081,000 after buying an additional 84,734 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corp. by 29.8% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 349,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $866,000 after buying an additional 80,100 shares during the period. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corp. by 14.9% in the second quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. now owns 579,905 shares of the company’s stock worth $870,000 after buying an additional 75,000 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corp. by 30.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 71,336 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 16,553 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 57.17% of the company’s stock.

About Lincoln Educational Services Corp.

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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