China Life Insurance (LFC) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.19

Headlines about China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Life Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8430789785024 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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LFC traded down $0.08 on Wednesday, reaching $13.84. 390,349 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 739,982. The firm has a market capitalization of $77,841.00, a PE ratio of 14.88, a PEG ratio of 0.47 and a beta of 1.58. China Life Insurance has a twelve month low of $13.48 and a twelve month high of $17.85. The company has a current ratio of 6.39, a quick ratio of 11.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06.

LFC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of China Life Insurance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Nomura upgraded shares of China Life Insurance from a “reduce” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Deutsche Bank lowered shares of China Life Insurance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. HSBC upgraded shares of China Life Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of China Life Insurance from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.00.

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About China Life Insurance

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.

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