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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC

China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Life Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in China, China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC  has a market cap of 102352.01. Since its IPO date on the 12/17/2003, China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC performance year to date is -10.82%. Today China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC has gained 1.58%, with a current price of 14.48.

Ownership of the company is 68.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 1.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 34.20%. Return of assets are at 1.50%, with return on investment at 9.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.22. While Total debt/equity is 0.22. With a profit margin of 6.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 9.50%. China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC has seen a EPS growth of 7.70%. A performance for the year of -18.51%. The 52-week high is -17.23%, and the 52-week low is 43.84%. The average volume for China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC is 94574.

With a target price of 17.46, can China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., LFC. China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. has a P/E of 16.08 and a forward P/E of 29.1. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.39 and 1.73 respectively. For P/cash, China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. has a value of 9.31, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 14.48, China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.25%. We see a return on equity of 12.00%.

Looking more long-term China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -7.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 32.43% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 7.70% for this year and for the last five years a 0.60% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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Mark Hines

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