2 Financial Companies Reporting Earnings Very Soon

Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1 per share, a rise of 22% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 91 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from 98 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $4.18 per share, a rise of 33.5% from last year.

Last quarter, the company reported net income of $1 per share versus a mean estimate of profit of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters. On average, analysts predict $2.77 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 4.1% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $11.07 billion for the year, a rise of 6.3% from last year’s revenue of $10.41 billion.

Competitors to Watch: National Western Life Insurance Co. (NASDAQ:NWLI), MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET), AEGON N.V. (NYSE:AEG), CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CNO), Kansas City Life Insurance Co (NASDAQ:KCLI), Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK), Presidential Life Corp (NASDAQ:PLFE), StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:SFG), Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), and Independence Holding Co. (NYSE:IHC).

LPL Investment Holdings (NASDAQ:LPLA) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 46 cents per share, a rise of 4.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from 47 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $1.96 per share, a rise of 5.9% from last year.

The company met estimates last quarter after beating the forecasts in the prior two. In the third quarter, the company reported net income of 44 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 44 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company beat estimates by 0 cents.On average, analysts predict $875.2 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 6.7% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $3.52 billion for the year, a rise of 13.2% from last year’s revenue of $3.11 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE:RJF), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP), The Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE:SCHW), Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN), Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN), FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM), The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE:BK), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Citigroup (NYSE:C), JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM), TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD), and optionsXpress Hldgs., Inc. (NASDAQ:OXPS).

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