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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 43.01, implying a possible profit of 25.76 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 23.94, implying a possible loss of -30 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2.85 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -10.26 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LN to grow at a rate of -13.27 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. LN has a PEG ratio of -4.61.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LN hit 51.48 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 30.90. Currently the stock is 10.68 percent higher than its low, and 33.57 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.