Lincoln Educational Services (LINC) Cut to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday, February 17th.

According to Zacks, “Lincoln Educational is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of a career-oriented post-secondary education headquartered in West Orange, New Jersey. It offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in four principal areas of study: automotive technology, allied health (which includes programs for medical administrative assistants, medical assistants, pharmacy technicians and massage therapists), skilled trades and business and information technology. “

Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of Lincoln Educational Services from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th.

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ LINC) traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $1.85. 10,747 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 29,549. Lincoln Educational Services has a 1-year low of $1.49 and a 1-year high of $3.74. The company has a market capitalization of $45.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.78 and a beta of 2.47. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31. Lincoln Educational Services had a negative net margin of 4.39% and a negative return on equity of 28.91%. The business had revenue of $67.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.19 million. analysts anticipate that Lincoln Educational Services will post -0.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. increased its position in Lincoln Educational Services by 103.7% during the third quarter. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. now owns 1,598,872 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,997,000 after acquiring an additional 813,960 shares during the period. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC increased its holdings in 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 during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Lincoln Educational Services by 70.7% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 78,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 32,305 shares during the period. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC bought a new position in Lincoln Educational Services in the 2nd quarter valued at about $187,000. 63.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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