Earnings Preview: Lincoln National Corp.

Jul.29.08 | About: Lincoln National (LNC)

Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE:LNC) is expected to report Q2 earnings after market close Tuesday, July 29, with a conference call scheduled for Wednesday, July 30 at 11:00 am ET.

Guidance

Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.34 on revenue of $2.68B. The consensus range for EPS is $1.25 to $1.38, while the consensus range for revenue is $2.67B to $2.71B, according to First Call.

Analyst Views

Earlier this month, Banc of America wrote that they continue to be "cautious" about Lincoln National. The company recently announced that it was realigning its Employer Markets and Individual Markets divisions into two new divisions: Retirement Solutions and Insurance Solutions. Lincoln National said the new organization would "lead to more coordinated product development and greater effectiveness across the enterprise."

During Lincoln National's conference call, investors may be looking to find out whether the company's product offerings and emphasis will change as a result of the realignment.