China Life Insurance Company Limited (LFC) shares are trading at lower $11.12 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $15.36.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $14.70 and the low is $8.27. Over the last 52 weeks, LFC is down -4.14% while the S&P 500 is up 10.68%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
LFC booked profit margins of 6.50%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 13.60%, and its Return on Assets is 1.40%. All told, it is clear that, LFC needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. LFC has a short ratio of 1.59 and outstanding shares of 5.65B.
LFC has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 1.33. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as LFC has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, China Life Insurance Company Limited LFC has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, LFC represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
China Life Insurance Company Limited LFC is now commanding a market cap of 155.91B and a float of 1.65B. LFC is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of LFC stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in LFC, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.