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Lincoln National has the Lowest P/E Ratio in the Life & Health Insurance Industry (LNC, AFL, MET, UNM, PRU)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Life & Health Insurance industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Lincoln National ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 9.98. Following is Aflac with a a P/E ratio of 10.88. MetLife ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 11.17.

Unum Group follows with a a P/E ratio of 11.51, and Prudential Financial rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 12.41.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Unum Group on March 21st, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $47.00. Since that call, shares of Unum Group have fallen 4.5%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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