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

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus price target of $3.50 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.32 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Lincoln Educational Services an industry rank of 74 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

LINC has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Lincoln Educational Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine cut shares of Lincoln Educational Services from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in LINC. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Lincoln Educational Services by 51.7% in the 2nd 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. Janus Henderson Group PLC bought a new stake in shares of Lincoln Educational Services in 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 buying an additional 68,537 shares in the last quarter. 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 buying an additional 813,960 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 62.19% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) remained flat at $$2.03 on Thursday. The company had a trading volume of 3,521 shares, compared to its average volume of 19,716. Lincoln Educational Services has a twelve month low of $1.83 and a twelve month high of $3.74. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $50.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.28, a P/E/G ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 2.72.

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

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About Lincoln Educational Services

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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