Investors Swarm in on Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) Shares

Moving 0.56% from the previous session and touching $84.37 on a recent trade, shares of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) have been on a number of investor watchlists of late. 

Most investors are likely looking for that next stock that is ready to take off running. Maybe the focus is on finding a stock that has recently taken a turn for the worse for no real apparent reason. As we all know, as quickly as a stock can drop in price, it can bounce back just as fast. Although the popular stocks that receive a high level of media coverage tend to recover quicker after a sell-off, there may be plenty of under the radar stocks that are ripe for buying. Scoping out these potential market gems may help repair a portfolio that has taken a hit for any number of reasons.

The average investor might not have the time to monitor every single tick of a given stock, but taking a look at historical performance may help provide some valuable insight on where the stock may be trending in the future. Over the past week, Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has performed 6.68%. For the past month, shares are 8.77%. Over the last quarter, shares have performed 12.72%. Looking back further, Lincoln National Corporation stock has been 18.26% over the last six months, and 9.76% since the start of the calendar year. For the past full year, shares are 26.80%.

There is rarely any substitute for diligent research, especially when it pertains to the equity markets. No matter what strategy an investor employs, keeping abreast of current market happenings is of the utmost importance. Everyone wants to see their stock picks soar, but the stark reality is that during a market wide sell-off, this may not be the case. Recently, shares of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) have been seen trading 18.72% away from the 200-day moving average and 10.28% off the 50-day moving average. The stock is currently trading 0.33% away from the 52-week high and separated 37.30% from the 52-week low. Lincoln National Corporation’s RSI is presently sitting at 80.16.

Recommendations

Based on the stock’s volatility for the week, which is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given stock and represents average daily high/low percentage range of 1.90% and month of 1.55%.  So are analysts giving the Buy signal at this juncture?  Sell-side firms currently have a consensus recommendation of 2.40 on the shares.  This is based on a 1 to 5 formula where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Analysts are projecting the stock to trade at 83.83 within the next 12-18 months. 

Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) moved 2.53% from the recent close and currently pricing at $109.48.  There has been some talk amongst investors regarding this name and is on many “cheap” stock watchlists.  Cheap that is in terms of price, but what about value?

Most investors are likely looking for that next stock that is ready to take off running. Maybe the focus is on finding a stock that has recently taken a turn for the worse for no real apparent reason. As we all know, as quickly as a stock can drop in price, it can bounce back just as fast.

Although the popular stocks that receive a high level of media coverage tend to recover quicker after a sell-off, there may be plenty of under the radar stocks that are ripe for buying. Scoping out these potential market gems may help repair a portfolio that has taken a hit for any number of reasons.

The average investor might not have the time to monitor every single tick of a given stock, but taking a look at historical performance may help provide some valuable insight on where the stock may be trending in the future. Over the past week, Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) has performed 3.78%. For the past month, shares are 8.55%. Over the last quarter, shares have performed 16.87%. Looking back further, Centene Corporation stock has been 32.22% over the last six months, and 8.52% since the start of the calendar year. For the past full year, shares are 74.58%.

There is rarely any substitute for diligent research, especially when it pertains to the equity markets. No matter what strategy an investor employs, keeping abreast of current market happenings is of the utmost importance. Everyone wants to see their stock picks soar, but the stark reality is that during a market wide sell-off, this may not be the case. Recently, shares of Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) have been seen trading 26.30% away from the 200-day moving average and 10.55% off the 50-day moving average. The stock is currently trading 2.51% away from the 52-week high and separated 79.04% from the 52-week low. Centene Corporation’s RSI is presently sitting at 68.48.