LFC - China Life Insurance Company Limited

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
11.98
-0.07 (-0.58%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close12.05
Open12.00
Bid11.93 x 3100
Ask12.01 x 4000
Day's Range11.95 - 12.08
52 Week Range9.86 - 14.51
Volume299,550
Avg. Volume328,641
Market Cap103.424B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.54
PE Ratio (TTM)18.02
EPS (TTM)0.67
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.12 (0.99%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-06
1y Target Est16.21
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  • PR Newswire

    China Life Insurance Company Limited Announces 2019 Interim Results (H SHARES)

    HONG KONG, Aug. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- China Life Insurance Company Limited (SSE: 601628, SEHK: 2628, NYSE: LFC) announces the unaudited consolidated results of the Company (China Life Insurance Company Limited and its subsidiaries) for the six months ended 30 June 2019 (the "Reporting Period") prepared under the International Financial Reporting Standards today. As at the end of the Reporting Period, the Company's total assets reached RMB3,479,860 million, an increase of 6.9% from the end of 2018. The Company's embedded value was RMB886,804 million, an increase of 11.5% from the end of 2018.

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    TORONTO , July 9, 2019 /CNW/ - 22 Capital Corp. (LFC-P.V) ("22 Capital") and Trichome Financial Corp. ("Trichome Financial") are pleased to announce that each of 22 Capital and Trichome Financial have received unanimous approval from their respective shareholders for their announced amalgamation under the provisions of the Business Corporations Act ( Ontario ) that will result in a reverse take-over of 22 Capital by the shareholders of Trichome Financial (the "Transaction"). The Transaction, if completed, will constitute 22 Capital's "Qualifying Transaction" as such term is defined in Policy 2.4 of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange").

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    China Life Insurance Company Limited Announced Resignation of Mr. Zhao Lijun as the Person in Charge of Finance

    HKSE: 2628) announced today that Mr. Zhao Lijun tendered his resignation as the person in charge of finance (equivalent to Chief Financial Officer) of the Company on July 8, 2019 due to the adjustment of management division, which took effect on the same day. The Company would like to express its gratitude to Mr. Zhao Lijun for his contribution to the Company during his tenure of service as the person in charge of finance of the Company. China Life also announced that the Board has nominated Mr. Zhao Peng as the person in charge of finance of the Company at the twelfth meeting of the sixth session of the Board.

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