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Sun Life Financial Inc Stock Symbol: SLF-T

Last Price Recorded: $48.5100 on 2017-09-22

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-09-13 COMMENT Michael Sprung

Likes the longer-term outlook, not only for the fact that in a rising rate environment insurance companies tend to benefit, but also in the way they have been able to change their business mix over the years, with an emphasis more on wealth management, pension planning and retirements. They are well positioned in the US. This is a company you can be very comfortable in owning going forward.


Price:
$46.920
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2017-09-08 COMMENT David Cockfield

This yields in the same territory as the banks. He likes the distribution of policies and their investments better than Manulife’s (MFC-T). It has had a good run, but now seems to be stuck here. A good safe stock. 3.75% dividend yield.


Price:
$46.460
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-09-07 TOP PICK Lorne Steinberg

All the lifecos will be benefiting from rising interest rates. The amazing thing with this company is that they were never hurt during the financial crisis and never had to cut their dividend. Trading at 11X earnings. Great presence in the US and India. At this valuation with a rising dividend and excess capital, we are undoubtedly going to see increasing share buybacks. Dividend yield of 3.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $52.)


Price:
$46.360
Subject:
Global Value & High Yield Bonds
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-10 WAIT Robert Lauzon

He prefers Canadian banks over lifecos in Canada.  This one has a concern  with (MFS), their asset management division, which has continued to see outflows.  It is well managed and they put out an okay quarter last night.  They missed analysts’ expectations on MFS.  Let it check back another dollar or two.


Price:
$47.730
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-08 COMMENT Lyle Stein

This and Manulife (MFC-T) are both good names, and both have benefited from the anticipated rise in interest rates. They’ve lagged the banks and there is a valuation adjustment that can occur. Prefers Manulife (MFC-T) because of its opportunities in Asia.


Price:
$48.690
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-07-28 COMMENT Greg Newman

This had a negative US experience, which he sees turning around in the 2nd half. Just missed on the 2nd quarter. The Asian business is doing well being up 16%. He models them growing earnings at 7% compounded annually over the next couple of years. A little more expensive than Manulife (MFC-T), but coming much closer. Longer-term, this is fine. All things being equal, he would be buying it closer to $45.


Price:
$47.630
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-07-26 PAST TOP PICK David Cockfield

(A Top Pick July 8/16. Up 20.25%.) He still likes this and the distribution of their business. A good, long term stock.


Price:
$47.610
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-07-24 WAIT Don Vialoux

It has a period of strength from September to December each year.  We are still in a downward trend and it is forming a base.  It is too early to consider it from a seasonal perspective.  Take another look in the fall.


Price:
$47.350
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-07-19 COMMENT Veronika Hirsch

Insurance is not one of her favourite sectors. Ever since the chatter started with Manulife (MFC-T) and what they might do to offload some of the US assets, this has interested her. If she were to buy an insurance company, it would probably be Manulife today.


Price:
$47.300
Subject:
CANADIAN & ALTERNATIVE INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-07-14 COMMENT Robert McWhirter

Canadian banks are starting to appear in his “okay to buy” list, but lifecos have not shown up yet. His ranking is 122 out of 720, but when looking at earnings and cash flow, both have been negative on a year-over-year basis.


Price:
$47.150
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & GROWTH
Bias:
BULLISH on ENERGY
Owned:
No
2017-07-13 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

You have to believe rates are going to go up substantially over the next little while. This is not an expensive stock and has a great dividend yield. A much more complicated product than being a house insurance policy. They don’t have a presence in Asia like Manulife (MFC-T).


Price:
$47.010
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-06-26 COMMENT Peter Brieger

Prefers Manulife (MFC-T), although the earnings are not terribly different, but Manulife is somewhat cheaper, and also is very well-placed to benefit from the growth in Asia.


Price:
$44.970
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-06-23 COMMENT David Cockfield

A very well-managed company. The market problems lately, particularly on the Canadian side, has held them back. They have a good product. This is a long-term hold. Good product spread. Dividend yield of 3.9%.


Price:
$44.880
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-06-07 COMMENT Michael Sprung

He likes both this and Manulife (MLF-T), and if he were buying today, it would probably be Manulife. Manulife is trading at 1.2X book as opposed to Sun Life of 1.4X. We are in a good environment for insurance companies.


Price:
$45.420
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-05-31 BUY Michael Simpson, CFA

A well-run insurance company, with global operations. The last quarter was a little disappointing, with some outflows in their US asset manager. Overall, he likes this and buys it on weakness. Good dividend. Good Asian growth.


Price:
$44.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
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