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.

Many analysts weighed in on 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 most pessimistic 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.75 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.88 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. CHL has a PEG ratio of -22.12.

In the last 52-weeks, CHL has achieved a high of 63.89 and a low of 51.30. Currently the stock is 3.37 percent higher than its low, and 17 percent below the high. 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.