Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) – Investment analysts at Barrington Research cut their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lincoln Educational Services Corporation in a report issued on Wednesday. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.48) for the year, down from their prior forecast of ($0.46). Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s FY2018 earnings at $0.20 EPS.

Several other brokerages have also recently commented on LINC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.75 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th.

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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ LINC) opened at $2.32 on Monday. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $1.75 and a fifty-two week high of $3.74. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by ($0.07). Lincoln Educational Services Corporation had a negative net margin of 15.45% and a negative return on equity of 33.92%. The company had revenue of $67.31 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.57 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.02) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation by 51.7% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 45,695 shares of the company’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 15,568 shares in the last quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC acquired a new stake in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $133,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC acquired a new stake in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $187,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation by 13.9% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 646,681 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,817,000 after buying an additional 78,981 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.75% of the company’s stock.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation 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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