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 most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of , implying a possible loss of -100 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. 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 0.74 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.08 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LFC to grow at a rate of 10.27 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. Currently the stock is 45.23 percent higher than its 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.