Analyst Ratings for China Mobile Ltd. ADR (CHL)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of China Mobile Ltd. ADR (NYSE:CHL) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. CHL had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 22 analysts covering the stock, 13 gave it a buy rating, 4 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 5 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CHL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 74.75, which equates to a potential upside of 40.96 percent. The lowest price target was 44.7, implying potential capital losses of -15.71 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.75 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.88 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of CHL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.6 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of CHL is -22.12.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CHL hit 63.89 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 51.30. Today's price is 3.37 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 17 percent. CHL has a price/earnings ratio of 13.27. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CHL value stock report compares CHL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CHL is $219.26 billion. CHL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.