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.

LN was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 43.01, implying potential capital gains of 25.76 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23.94, which equates to a potential downside of -30 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -2.85 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -10.26 percent in FY estimates.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 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.

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 market cap of LN is $7.68 billion. LN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.