NYSE:LFC - China Life Insurance Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$10.42 -0.23 (-2.16 %)
(As of 11/20/2018 01:02 PM ET)
Previous Close$10.65
Today's Range$10.39 - $10.48
52-Week Range$9.85 - $17.77
Volume5,375 shs
Average Volume617,866 shs
Market Capitalization$61.79 billion
P/E Ratio11.23
Dividend Yield2.38%
China Life Insurance Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in four segments: Life Insurance Business, Health Insurance Business, Accident Insurance Business, and Other Business. It offers individual and group life, annuity, accident, and health insurance products, as well as provides pension products. The company is also involved in reinsurance business; the asset management, fund management, and health management activities; retirement properties investment; and provision of financial services. It sells its products through agents, direct sales representatives, and dedicated and non-dedicated agencies. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. China Life Insurance Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Life Insurance (Group) Company Limited.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Life insurance
Current SymbolNYSE:LFC
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.06
Current Ratio9.10
Quick Ratio9.10


Trailing P/E Ratio11.23
Forward P/E Ratio17.08
P/E Growth0.65

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$105.48 billion
Price / Sales0.56
Cash Flow$0.9481 per share
Price / Cash10.99
Book Value$8.52 per share
Price / Book1.22


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.93
Net Income$4.77 billion
Net Margins4.03%
Return on Equity7.73%
Return on Assets0.85%


Outstanding Shares5,652,940,000
Market Cap$61.79 billion

China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is China Life Insurance's stock symbol?

China Life Insurance trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LFC."

How often does China Life Insurance pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for China Life Insurance?

China Life Insurance declared an annual dividend on Tuesday, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.3185 per share on Thursday, August 16th. This represents a yield of 2.3%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 12th. View China Life Insurance's Dividend History.

When did China Life Insurance's stock split? How did China Life Insurance's stock split work?

Shares of China Life Insurance split on the morning of Wednesday, May 27th 2015. The 3-1 split was announced on Monday, May 11th 2015. The newly minted shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell on Tuesday, May 26th 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of China Life Insurance stock prior to the split would have 300 shares after the split.

How were China Life Insurance's earnings last quarter?

China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.30. The financial services provider earned $19.76 billion during the quarter. China Life Insurance had a net margin of 4.03% and a return on equity of 7.73%. View China Life Insurance's Earnings History.

When is China Life Insurance's next earnings date?

China Life Insurance is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for China Life Insurance.

What price target have analysts set for LFC?

10 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for China Life Insurance's shares. Their forecasts range from $13.85 to $13.85. On average, they expect China Life Insurance's stock price to reach $13.85 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 32.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for China Life Insurance.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for China Life Insurance?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for China Life Insurance in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for China Life Insurance.

Has China Life Insurance been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about LFC stock have trended positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. China Life Insurance earned a news sentiment score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of China Life Insurance's key competitors?

Who are China Life Insurance's key executives?

China Life Insurance's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Mingsheng Yang, Exec. Chairman (Age 63)
  • Mr. Dairen Lin, Pres & Exec. Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Lijun Zhao, VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Hengping Xu, VP, COO & Exec. Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Ruan Qi, VP (Age 52)

Who are China Life Insurance's major shareholders?

China Life Insurance's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.03%), Credit Suisse AG (0.02%), Aperio Group LLC (0.01%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.01%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.01%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.01%).

Which major investors are selling China Life Insurance stock?

LFC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Aperio Group LLC, Credit Suisse AG, Franklin Resources Inc., Wetherby Asset Management Inc. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.

Which major investors are buying China Life Insurance stock?

LFC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Jane Street Group LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, Citadel Advisors LLC, Greenleaf Trust, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. and SG Americas Securities LLC.

How do I buy shares of China Life Insurance?

Shares of LFC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is China Life Insurance's stock price today?

One share of LFC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $10.47.

How big of a company is China Life Insurance?

China Life Insurance has a market capitalization of $61.79 billion and generates $105.48 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $4.77 billion in net income (profit) each year or $0.93 on an earnings per share basis. China Life Insurance employs 102,297 workers across the globe.

What is China Life Insurance's official website?

The official website for China Life Insurance is http://www.e-chinalife.com.

How can I contact China Life Insurance?

China Life Insurance's mailing address is 16 FINANCIAL STREET XICHENG DISTRICT, BEIJING F4, 100033. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 86-10-6363-3333 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for China Life Insurance (NYSE LFC)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  178 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  250 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  428
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about China Life Insurance and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LFC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LFC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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