China Life Insurance Company Limited (LFC) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about China Life Insurance Company Limited (NYSE:LFC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. China Life Insurance Company Limited earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8969901933189 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on LFC. Zacks Investment Research cut China Life Insurance Company Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded China Life Insurance Company Limited to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Bank of America Corporation upgraded China Life Insurance Company Limited from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded China Life Insurance Company Limited from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lowered China Life Insurance Company Limited from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.00.

Shares of China Life Insurance Company Limited (NYSE:LFC) opened at $17.39 on Friday. China Life Insurance Company Limited has a 12 month low of $12.74 and a 12 month high of $17.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $95,873.88, a P/E ratio of 32.00, a PEG ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 11.01 and a quick ratio of 11.01.

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About China Life Insurance Company Limited

China Life Insurance Company Limited is a life insurance company. The Company provides a range of insurance products, including individual and group life insurance, health insurance and accident insurance products. It operates through three segments: Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Accident Insurance.

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