Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) to Hold

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday, reports.

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. “

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LINC stock opened at $2.13 on Thursday. Lincoln Educational Services has a 12 month low of $1.64 and a 12 month high of $3.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.66, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 0.63. The business’s 50-day moving average price is $2.52. The stock has a market cap of $56.78 million, a PE ratio of -7.89, a PEG ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 0.74.

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.22) EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.22). Lincoln Educational Services had a negative net margin of 1.94% and a negative return on equity of 14.22%. The firm had revenue of $63.26 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $61.19 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that Lincoln Educational Services will post 0.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Lincoln Educational Services stock. Nantahala Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Lincoln Educational Services Corp (NASDAQ:LINC) by 0.8% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 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 about 9.89% of Lincoln Educational Services worth $7,798,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 63.48% of the stock is 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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