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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for LFC. The highest price target was , implying potential capital gains of -100 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of , implying a possible loss of -100 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of LFC is 2.99.

LFC has traded between a high of 16.61 and a low of 11.10 over the past year. Today's price is 45.23 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.95 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of LFC is $111.1 billion. LFC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.