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Sun Life Financial Inc Stock Symbol: SLF-T

Last Price Recorded: $48.7000 on 2017-02-27

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-02-24 BUY on WEAKNESS Bill Shaw

He owns this for several reasons. They have the US asset management business, and the US markets have been doing well, so that bodes well. Extraordinarily well managed. In terms of product offerings, they are better than some of their competitors. Profits have been up over the past year. Reasonable yield. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$48.210
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & REITS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-23 WEAK BUY Brooke Thackray

SLF-T vs. MFC-T.  SLF-T has done well, and then pulled back recently.  He would prefer MFC-T.  The life insurance companies would be a slight preference over the banks.


Price:
$48.700
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-21 COMMENT Alex Ruus

Doesn’t own any insurers. However, long term, the Canadian insurers have been good businesses and have done quite well. Trying to figure out earnings, etc. is very difficult. A lot of these big financial institutions are big black boxes, and you don’t really know what is inside. In financial investments, you are probably better off with US financials.


Price:
$49.080
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Christine Poole

MFC vs. SLF-T (Market Call Minute) MFC-T is her preferred because it is at a lower multiple.  They can improve their ROE and garner a higher multiple.


Price:
$49.890
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-16 BUY on WEAKNESS David Baskin

He has nothing against them.  He prefers POW-T.  SLF-T should benefit from higher interest rates.  A 5% dip may be a buying opportunity.


Price:
$49.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2017-02-13 PARTIAL SELL John Zechner

Lifecos? He owns Sun Life (SLF-T) and Manulife (MFC-T). The problem with life insurance companies, especially when interest rates are getting so low and negative, how do you fund long-term liability? That has been a conundrum. When there started to be a turn in interest rates, suddenly lifecos became more interesting investments, and he added to his holdings. Because of the big move, he has taken a bit of money out recently. He likes their growth, but valuations are at the higher end and expectations of higher interest rates are a little too bullish. He would recommend that you take some profits like he did.


Price:
$52.180
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-10 PAST TOP PICK Norman Levine

(A Top Pick Feb 3/16. Up 39.57%.) This is one of those companies that has benefited greatly by an increase in interest rates. Also, they have become very big in the money management business in the US.


Price:
$51.650
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-03 PAST TOP PICK David Cockfield

(A Top Pick Dec 4/15. Up 18.16%.) One of the best managed life companies. They are in the UK, the US and they have some far East stuff.


Price:
$50.570
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-03 TOP PICK David Cockfield

Good management. If this gets under $50, it would definitely be on his list. Dividend yield of 3.32%. (Analysts’ price target is $54.82.)


Price:
$50.570
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-01 HOLD Michael Sprung

He likes insurance companies right now. In an environment where we are more likely to see interest rates going up, insurance companies generally do very well. You want the ones that are geographically diversified and product diversified. All of them have really gone the other way for the last few years to de-risk their balance sheets and come up with more products that are less market sensitive. This one is a little bit pricier at the moment, but does pay over a 3% dividend. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$51.070
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-26 TOP PICK Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

This has been consolidating, and it comes back to all the rising rate situation. He has been reading that under the Trump administration, if there is a corporate tax cut of 20%, this company’s exposure could result in a 6%-10% rise in earnings. Dividend yield of 3.22%. (Analysts’ price target is $54.63.)


Price:
$52.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-24 BUY Don Lato

This had a big pop post the election. Reasonable multiple. Lots of growth opportunities internationally. Very well-managed company. Rate increases are very positive for this industry.


Price:
$51.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-16 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun Life (SLF-T)? As interest rates started going up, they have done well in the last little while. To him, this one is much more stable. They’ve had some restructuring going on. Although their asset management business has lost some assets, it is a very strong company and is much better than Manulife’s asset management business. They’ve had the ability to reprice some of their products which is going to help them on the margin side. With rates going up, it totally benefits them. This is a much more stable company and less volatile.


Price:
$52.510
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-05 COMMENT Douglas Kee

He owns this, but also owns a smaller position in Manulife (MLF-T). Likes both companies because the life insurance business is a cash flow machine. They have expanded into Asia, as well as into Wealth Management. Both companies will do well because of rising interest rates.


Price:
$52.240
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-21 COMMENT Rick Stuchberry

He is positive on this. As rates rise, this benefits some of the financials, but it really benefits the life companies.


Price:
$52.380
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & iNTERNATIONAL ADR's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
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