Lincoln Educational Services Corp (NASDAQ:LINC) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokerages have set a one year consensus price objective of $4.25 for the company and are predicting that the company will post ($0.22) earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Lincoln Educational Services an industry rank of 72 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

LINC has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Lincoln Educational Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. TheStreet upgraded Lincoln Educational Services from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lincoln Educational Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, March 9th.

Shares of NASDAQ LINC traded up $0.08 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $3.23. 10,935 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,974. Lincoln Educational Services has a 12-month low of $1.55 and a 12-month high of $3.34. The company has a quick ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. The firm has a market cap of $81.12 million, a PE ratio of -11.96, a P/E/G ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.93.

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 6th. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.33 by ($0.13). Lincoln Educational Services had a negative return on equity of 17.55% and a negative net margin of 2.49%. The company had revenue of $70.11 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $68.61 million. Research analysts expect that Lincoln Educational Services will post 0.13 EPS for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Lincoln Educational Services stock. Nantahala Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Lincoln Educational Services Corp (NASDAQ:LINC) by 0.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,436,805 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 20,000 shares during the period. Nantahala Capital Management LLC owned approximately 9.89% of Lincoln Educational Services worth $7,798,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. 63.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Lincoln Educational Services Company Profile

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 three segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades; Healthcare and Other Professions; and Transitional.

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