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Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) shares gapped down before the market opened on Thursday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The stock had previously closed at $69.98, but opened at $67.66. Lincoln National shares last traded at $65.70, with a volume of 3183810 shares.

The financial services provider reported $2.02 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.10 by ($0.08). The business had revenue of $4.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4 billion. Lincoln National had a net margin of 13.31% and a return on equity of 10.82%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.85 EPS.

Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 4: We’re down to the M’s. Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH). Match.com. A lot of older people my age in our 50’s or so, we grew up with that over the last 10 or 20 years. To me that’s almost like the LinkedIn, but for dating. That’s kind of the more corporate, professional world site, but many other people know and use Tinder, which is maybe for a younger generation. I’m sure it’s used by people of all ages. Never by me, as a happily married man.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) shares made a handy gain on Tuesday after the company announced that it is trying out a few security feature in India before this feature might be rolled out globally.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ: TRIP) and Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) has had a wild ride this past year.

    From February through September 2018, shares of the Match.com owner nearly doubled in price, passing $60 before losing nearly half their value in the late 2018 tech rout (which was admittedly exacerbated by Match Group’s own weak forecast in November). Then, in a remarkable turnaround, Match Group joined the tech rally, and shot right back up 50% again! Today, at a share price of nearly $55, Match is just slightly below its highs of last year.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) was up 5% at $55.76 on Thursday after beating earnings estimates. Nomura/Instinet still downgraded it to Neutral from Buy. Its consensus target price was $50.24.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    One possible acquisition could be Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH), the parent of Tinder and a leader in the online dating industry, whose valuation has ballooned to $16 billion. Facebook said earlier this year it would launch its own dating product, but taking over Match would be an easier way to assert its power in the industry. The two businesses have a natural overlap, and Facebook’s advertising acumen could benefit the company’s ad-based products. However, companies like Match could be reluctant to sell to Facebook after a year’s worth of scandals that have damaged Facebook’s image and user trust. Regulators might also be reluctant to approve further acquisitions given the company’s formidable market power. A Facebook takeover of Match could also turn off online daters who don’t trust Facebook with their personal information and might resent a further incursion from the social media giant into their lives.

Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) fell 7.6% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.99 and last traded at $4.00. 20,132,700 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 80% from the average session volume of 11,155,967 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AMG Funds LLC lessened its stake in Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) by 12.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 256,979 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 35,501 shares during the quarter. AMG Funds LLC’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $1,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Popular, Inc.(BPOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) by 3.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,519,087 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 150,692 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 4.42% of Popular worth $188,084,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

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