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Great West Lifeco Stock Symbol: GWO-T

Last Price Recorded: $35.3600 on 2017-09-25

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-05-08 BUY on WEAKNESS Ross Healy

GWO-T vs. MFC-T.  MFC-T has the advantage of being a very diversified company, globally.  They have done well from that diversification.  He tends to prefer it to GWO-T, although he might use its weakness to buy.


Price:
$34.910
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-04-28 COMMENT Michael Sprung

This has always been one of the most profitable of the large life insurers. If you think we are going into a rising interest rate environment, the insurers are the ones who can benefit greatly. He would prefer owning Power Financial (PWF-T) over this because of its diversification, but also increases in dividends.


Price:
$36.700
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-12-13 COMMENT David Burrows

Great West Life (GWO-T), Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? He has quite a bit of exposure to life insurance right now through Manulife and Sun Life, and they both look very attractive. Interest rates are likely going to work their way slowly higher over the next several years.


Price:
$35.580
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-12-12 COMMENT Kash Pashootan

Great West Life (GWO-T), Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? This depends on quality and size, but if you are thinking of just keeping it very safe, Manulife and Sun Life would be the 2 he would zoom in on.


Price:
$35.550
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-08-16 COMMENT Christine Poole

Great West Life (GWO-T), Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? As a group, the insurance companies have not done very well. Of these 3, Sun Life has relatively performed the best. A lot of the difficulties they have experienced has been a function of what has happened with energy, as they all have some energy exposure. Also low interest rates are generally negative for lifecos.


Price:
$31.240
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2016-08-11 PAST TOP PICK Ross Healy

(Top Pick Aug 20/15, Down 4.27%) The stock has balanced the stock’s valuation losses with its income.  This is a sector that needs interest rates to go up and after that there is nothing more to be said.  They will soften otherwise. 


Price:
$31.390
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-08 HOLD Lorne Steinberg

A world-class insurance company with great assets, suffering from high interest rates. This is financially bulletproof and your dividend is secure.


Price:
$31.570
Subject:
VALUE STOCKS & HIGH YIELD BONDS
Bias:
BEARISH on BONDS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-08-04 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

Not an expensive stock from a valuation perspective. It survived the 2008 downturn, and has done a better job than some other insurers. However, this is going to have a difficult time going much higher. 4.1% dividend yield.


Price:
$31.770
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Unknown
2016-07-18 COMMENT Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

Negative interest rates leaking into North America will hurt insurance companies more than anyone else.  Best case scenario you are in a range.  You could add at the low end of the range, but negative interest rates leaking in from Europe are a big risk.


Price:
$34.280
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-06-02 DON'T BUY Michael Sprung

A well-managed insurance company, and has always had a relatively high ROE, but generally speaking it has been one of the lifecos where you have had to pay up for that return on equity. This is selling at 1.8X Book, compared to Manulife (MFC-T) at 1X Book and Sun Life (SLF-T) at 1.5X. He feels you are paying too much for this additional ROE.


Price:
$35.010
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-02-18 HOLD John Stephenson

A Fixed Perpetual Preferred. In this environment, you are probably all right with something like this. It’s an awfully good coupon. The Rate Reset has problems with being reset potentially lower. As an equity, it is kind of middle of the pack of the insurance companies in Canada. Not bad, but it struggles because of some of its assets mainly.


Price:
$34.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-11 DON'T BUY Kash Pashootan

It is a strong brand.  He prefers SLF-T and MFC-T, although owns neither.  They take in premiums and invest them in fixed income.  It is difficult for them to see a reasonable return on their cash.  There are easier ways to make money in the market.  He prefers Canadian Banks.


Price:
$32.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2015-11-24 COMMENT Allan Meyer

Great West Life (GWO-T), Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun Life (SLF-T) for the best upside? That’s a tough question, because he likes all 3. Insurance companies will do well in the economy he sees going forward. Lifecos have a little bit more torque on the upside with rising interest rates. Right now Manulife would be his favourite.


Price:
$35.590
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-20 PAST TOP PICK Ross Healy

(A Top Pick Sept 23/14. Up 6.37%.) If interest rates go up, he expects the stock to do even better. Still likes the stock as it is cheap.


Price:
$33.460
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-05 DON'T BUY Lorne Steinberg

They have done a great job.  They are rock solid and pay a decent dividend.  It is a well managed business.  It is owned by a dual class share structured company.  He doesn’t like this.  The other lifecos in Canada also have much better global operations.


Price:
$32.530
Subject:
DEEP VALUE GLOBAL EQUITIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
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