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.

LFC was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was , which equates to a potential upside of -100 percent. The minimum price target given was , implying potential capital losses of -100 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.74 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.08 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

LFC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 10.27 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of LFC is 2.99.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LFC hit 16.61 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 11.10. Today's price is 45.23 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.95 percent below the high. LFC has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.