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

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$12.11 -0.08 (-0.66 %)
(As of 02/19/2019 07:38 AM ET)
Previous Close$12.19
Today's Range$12.03 - $12.14
52-Week Range$9.85 - $15.29
Volume350,039 shs
Average Volume647,701 shs
Market Capitalization$68.46 billion
P/E Ratio13.02
Dividend Yield2.13%
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

Industry Life insurance



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$105.48 billion
Cash Flow$0.9673 per share
Book Value$8.52 per share


Net Income$4.77 billion


Outstanding Shares5,652,941,000
Market Cap$68.46 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. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 13th will be given a dividend of $0.3185 per share on Thursday, August 16th. This represents a yield of 2.3%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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?

China Life Insurance's stock split on the morning of Wednesday, May 27th 2015. The 3-1 split was announced on Monday, May 11th 2015. The newly issued 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 earnings results 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 had revenue of $19.76 billion for the quarter. China Life Insurance had a return on equity of 7.73% and a net margin of 4.03%. 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 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for China Life Insurance's stock. Their predictions range from $13.85 to $13.85. On average, they anticipate China Life Insurance's stock price to reach $13.85 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.4% 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 7 hold ratings and 3 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?

News stories about LFC stock have been trending very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. China Life Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting China Life Insurance?

China Life Insurance saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,659,406 shares, an increase of 64.9% from the January 15th total of 1,006,615 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 818,505 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. View China Life Insurance's Current Options Chain.

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. Lijun Zhao, VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Ruan Qi, VP (Age 53)
  • Mr. Zhong Zhan, Marketing Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Mingguang Li, Board Sec., Chief Actuary & VP (Age 50)
  • Mr. Haifeng Xu, VP & Exec. Director (Age 60)

Who are China Life Insurance's major shareholders?

China Life Insurance's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Northern Trust Corp (0.04%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.03%), LMR Partners LLP (0.02%), OLD Mission Capital LLC (0.01%), Strs Ohio (0.01%) and Augustine Asset Management Inc. (0.01%).

Which institutional investors are selling China Life Insurance stock?

LFC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Two Sigma Investments LP, Jane Street Group LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, LMR Partners LLP, Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC, World Asset Management Inc, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Eqis Capital Management Inc..

Which institutional investors are buying China Life Insurance stock?

LFC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including OLD Mission Capital LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Strs Ohio, NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd, Natixis Advisors L.P., Henry James International Management Inc., Raymond James & Associates and Quadrant Capital Group 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 $12.11.

How big of a company is China Life Insurance?

China Life Insurance has a market capitalization of $68.46 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:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  187 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  271 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  458
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 2/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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