Analyst Ratings for China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. ADR (LFC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

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

24 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 15 gave LFC a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LFC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of , implying a possible profit of -100 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of , implying potential capital losses of -100 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.74 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.08 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of LFC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 10.27 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of LFC is 2.99.

LFC has a 52-week high of 16.61 and a 52-week low of 11.10. Today's price is 45.23 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2.95 percent. LFC has a price/earnings ratio of 30.7. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LFC value stock report compares LFC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $111.1 billion. LFC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.