Barrington Research reiterated their outperform rating on shares of Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning, TipRanks reports. They currently have a $4.00 target price on the stock.

A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on LINC. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Lincoln Educational Services from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, May 16th. B. Riley started coverage on shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a research note on Friday, May 22nd. They issued a buy rating and a $4.50 price objective for the company. Colliers Secur. started coverage on shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a research note on Tuesday, June 23rd. They issued a buy rating and a $6.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Colliers Securities started coverage on shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a research note on Tuesday, June 23rd. They issued a buy rating and a $6.00 price objective for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $5.25.

NASDAQ LINC opened at $6.70 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47. The stock has a market capitalization of $146.83 million, a PE ratio of 37.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.75 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $4.74 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $3.25. Lincoln Educational Services has a 12-month low of $1.59 and a 12-month high of $7.05.

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 11th. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.16. Lincoln Educational Services had a net margin of 2.05% and a return on equity of 15.34%. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Lincoln Educational Services will post 0.07 EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of LINC. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Lincoln Educational Services during the second quarter worth $39,000. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. increased its position in Lincoln Educational Services by 1.8% during the first quarter. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. now owns 2,419,980 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,324,000 after acquiring an additional 43,835 shares during the period. Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV bought a new position in Lincoln Educational Services during the first quarter worth $28,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its position in Lincoln Educational Services by 9.4% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 61,237 shares of the company’s stock worth $239,000 after acquiring an additional 5,247 shares during the period. Finally, EAM Investors LLC bought a new position in Lincoln Educational Services during the second quarter worth $680,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.12% of the company’s stock.

About Lincoln Educational Services

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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