| Lincoln National is a holding company, which operates insurance and retirement businesses through its subsidiary companies. Co. has four segments: Annuities, which provides tax-deferred investment growth and lifetime income opportunities for its clients by providing variable annuities, fixed (including indexed) annuities and indexed variable annuities; Retirement Plan Services, which provides employers with retirement plan products and services, primarily in the defined contribution retirement plan marketplace; Life Insurance, which focuses on the creation and protection of wealth for its clients; and Group Protection, which provides group non-medical insurance products and services. |
When researching a stock like Lincoln National, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from LNC Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for LNC stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting LNC RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.