Don’t Forget to Observe This Stock: China Life Insurance Company Limited (LFC)

China Life Insurance Company Limited (LFC):

China Life Insurance Company Limited (LFC) stock moved higher 1.14% in contrast to its 20 day moving average displaying short-term positive movement of stock. It shifted -0.20% below its 50-day simple moving average. This is showing medium-term bearish trend based on SMA 50. The stock price went underground -15.00% from its 200-day simple moving average identifying long-term down trend.

Moving averages are among the most popular and widely used indicators. They represent a method of smoothing price data and removing noise to reveal and measure a trend. Moving averages are the basis of many technical trend-following systems. Being a trend following, lagging indicator, as the moving average always lags price action, they are used in order to confirm trends, once the latter have begun. Comparison between moving averages of different time periods can also show market momentum.

The company’s earnings per share shows growth of 68.60% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at 22.95% . Analyst projected EPS growth for the next 5 years at27.40%. The company’s EPS growth rate for past five years was 23.90%. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. The company’s earnings will usually have a direct relationship to the price of the company’s stock. The stock observed Sales growth of 11.70% during past 5 years. EPS growth quarter over quarter stands at 58.00% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is at 19.00%.

China Life Insurance Company Limited (LFC) observed a change of -1.47% pushing the price on the $10.74 per share in recent trading session ended on Thursday. The latest trading activity showed that the stock price is 8.98% off from its 52-week low and traded with move of -37.99% from high printed in the last 52-week period. The Company kept 1488.24M Floating Shares and holds 7468.19M shares outstanding.

Shares price moved with -6.61% from its 50 Day high and distanced at 8.98% from 50 Day low. Analyses consensus rating score stands at 3. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $15.4.

As took short look on profitability, the firm profit margin which was recorded 5.60%, and operating margin was noted at 6.70%. The Institutional ownership of the firm is 1.40% while Insiders ownership is 68.80%. Company has kept return on investment (ROI) at 7.50% over the previous 12 months and has been able to maintain return on asset (ROA) at 1.30% for the last twelve months. Return on equity (ROE) recorded at 11.60%.

China Life Insurance Company Limited (LFC) stock recent traded volume stands with 943367 shares as compared with its average volume of 610.59K shares. The relative volume observed at 1.55.

Trading volume can help an investor identify momentum in a stock and confirm a trend. If trading volume increases, prices generally move in the same direction. That is, if a security is continuing higher in an uptrend, the volume of the security should also increase and vice versa. Trading volume can also signal when an investor should take profits and sell a security due to low activity. If there is no relationship between the trading volume and the price of a security, this signals weakness in the current trend and a possible reversal.

The long term debt/equity shows a value of 0.06 with a total debt/equity of 0.06. It gives the investors the idea on the company’s financial leverage, measured by apportioning total liabilities by its stockholders equity. It also illustrates how much debt the corporation is using to finance its assets in relation to the value represented in shareholders’ equity.

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