Lincoln Educational Services Corp. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Analysts at Barrington Research reduced their Q3 2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for 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 brokerage will post earnings of $0.05 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.18. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services Corp.’s FY2016 earnings at ($0.19) EPS and FY2017 earnings at $0.18 EPS.

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, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 company earned $68.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.57 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.33) earnings per share. Lincoln Educational Services Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was down 42.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of 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 1.18% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $1.71. 10,628 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $40.73 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.38 and a beta of 2.54. Lincoln Educational Services Corp. has a 52 week low of $0.89 and a 52 week high of $3.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $2.13 and its 200 day moving average price is $1.89.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in LINC. Nantahala Capital Management LLC raised its stake 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 valued at $5,335,000 after buying an additional 120,404 shares during the last quarter. Heartland Advisors Inc. raised its stake 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 valued at $6,081,000 after buying an additional 84,734 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake 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 valued at $866,000 after buying an additional 80,100 shares during the last quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. raised its stake 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 valued at $870,000 after buying an additional 75,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake 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 valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 16,553 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 57.17% of the company’s stock.

Lincoln Educational Services Corp. 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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