NYSE:LN - Line Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$32.26 -0.08 (-0.25 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 03:36 AM ET)
Previous Close$32.34
Today's Range$32.13 - $32.51
52-Week Range$27.66 - $47.81
Volume28,775 shs
Average Volume122,245 shs
Market Capitalization$7.78 billion
P/E Ratio107.53
Dividend YieldN/A
LINE Corporation provides a platform for mobile messaging and communication services, content distribution, and related services primarily in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. The company offers LINE, a cross-platform messenger application that enable users to communicate through free instant messaging, stickers, and voice and video calls, as well as serves as a smart portal to its other applications and services. It also provides communication and content sales, and advertising services through the LINE platform; and advertising services through LINE advertising, and livedoor and NAVER Matome Web portals. The company was formerly known as NHN Japan Corporation and changed its name to LINE Corporation in April 2013. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. LINE Corporation is a subsidiary of Naver Corporation.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNYSE:LN
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.67
Current Ratio2.91
Quick Ratio2.86


Trailing P/E Ratio107.53
Forward P/E Ratio268.83
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.60 billion
Price / Sales4.81
Cash Flow$0.5633 per share
Price / Cash Flow57.27
Book Value$7.09 per share
Price / Book4.55


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.30
Net Income$71.89 million
Net Margins-4.83%
Return on Equity-5.45%
Return on Assets-3.06%


Outstanding Shares238,520,000
Market Cap$7.78 billion

Line (NYSE:LN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Line's stock symbol?

Line trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LN."

When is Line's next earnings date?

Line is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December 19th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Line.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Line?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Line in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Line.

Has Line been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about LN stock has trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Line earned a coverage optimism score of 2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the technology company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Line's key competitors?

Who are Line's key executives?

Line's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Takeshi Idezawa, Pres, CEO & Representative Director (Age 45)
  • Mr. In-Joon Hwang, CFO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Jun Masuda, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer and Director (Age 40)
  • Mr. Jungho Shin, Director & Chief Service Officer (Age 45)
  • Kokan Ki, Head of Fin. and Accounting (Age 42)

When did Line IPO?

(LN) raised $928 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, July 14th 2016. The company issued 35,000,000 shares at $25.00-$28.00 per share. Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Goldman Sachs Japan and J.P. Morgan acted as the underwriters for the IPO and Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Nomura were co-managers.

Who are Line's major shareholders?

Line's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.14%), ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd (0.10%), Credit Suisse AG (0.06%), Aperio Group LLC (0.04%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.03%) and Henry James International Management Inc. (0.03%).

Which major investors are selling Line stock?

LN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Baillie Gifford & Co., ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd, Jane Street Group LLC and Renaissance Technologies LLC.

Which major investors are buying Line stock?

LN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Credit Suisse AG, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Henry James International Management Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Aperio Group LLC, Greenleaf Trust, SG Americas Securities LLC and Tower Research Capital LLC TRC .

How do I buy shares of Line?

Shares of LN 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 Line's stock price today?

One share of LN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.26.

How big of a company is Line?

Line has a market capitalization of $7.78 billion and generates $1.60 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $71.89 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.30 on an earnings per share basis. Line employs 4,345 workers across the globe.

What is Line's official website?

The official website for Line is http://www.linecorp.com.

How can I contact Line?

Line's mailing address is JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower 23rd Floor 4-1-6 Shinjuku, Tokyo M0, 160-0022. The technology company can be reached via phone at 813-4316-2000.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Line (NYSE LN)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  170 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  219 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  389
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Line and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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