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.

Several price targets were given for LN by the analysts covering the stock. 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, implying potential capital losses of -30 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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, 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, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

LN has an estimated earnings growth rate of -13.27 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

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 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.