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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for LN. The maximum price target given was 43.01, implying a possible profit of 25.76 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23.94, which equates to a potential downside of -30 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LN to grow at a rate of -13.27 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. The PEG ratio of LN is -4.61.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LN hit 51.48 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 30.90. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.68 percent, 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 market cap of LN is $7.68 billion. LN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.