Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact China Life Insurance (LFC) Stock Price

Headlines about China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Life Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.9132724633777 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

China Life Insurance (LFC) traded up $0.36 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $15.91. 505,334 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 498,252. China Life Insurance has a 12-month low of $12.74 and a 12-month high of $17.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $89,938.29, a PE ratio of 30.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 11.01 and a quick ratio of 11.01.

LFC has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of China Life Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Goldman Sachs Group cut shares of China Life Insurance from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Sanford C. Bernstein cut shares of China Life Insurance from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of China Life Insurance from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded shares of China Life Insurance from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.00.

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About China Life Insurance

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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