Analyst Ratings for LINE Corp. ADR (LN)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to LINE Corp. ADR (NYSE:LN) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, LN received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 18 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 4 issued 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 2.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LN. The highest price target was 43.01, implying potential capital gains of 25.76 percent. The lowest price target was 23.94, which equates to a potential downside of -30 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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 downwards by -2.85 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -10.26 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 made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of LN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -13.27 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. LN has a PEG ratio of -4.61.

LN has a 52-week high of 51.48 and a 52-week low of 30.90. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.68 percent, and 33.57 percent below the high. LN has a price/earnings ratio of 61.15. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LN value stock report compares LN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.68 billion. LN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.