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Manulife Financial Stock Symbol: MFC-T

Last Price Recorded: $24.4400 on 2017-09-20

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-09-20 HOLD Zachary Curry

The best in class in Canada. There are always 2 components with the insurance companies, insurance and investments. A rising rate environment should be beneficial over the longer-term. Product sales are good. They are branching out into Asia. It has been well-managed.


Price:
$24.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
No
2017-09-19 COMMENT Nick Majendie

Stay with Manulife (MFC-T) or go with Toronto Dominion (TD-T)? Currently prefers banks to the lifecos. Of the 2 major Canadian lifecos, he prefers Sun Life (SLF-T), which has more consistent earnings growth ahead of them. Manulife has just changed CEOs, and thinks the street will wait to look at the execution and changes in strategy in the next while.


Price:
$24.280
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2017-09-13 COMMENT Paul Gardner, CFA

They had to spend so much money to get capital ratios on side, and now they have the ability to grow. They were thinking about spinning off John Hancock, but believes they have decided not to. There is too much in earnings coming from that. Asia is doing incredibly well for them. Their investment gains have really helped. You want to buy this when it is really cheap, because there is compression going on in fees. There are transparency issues with their products. Dividend is about 3.5%.


Price:
$24.290
Subject:
REITs, BONDS AND DIVIDEND STOCKS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-09-11 DON'T BUY Teal Linde

MFC-T vs. The Banks.  If you go back over the last 10 to 15 years you will find that the worst Canadian bank has done better than the best performing lifeco.  This has been the poorest performer of the lifecos.  The outlook appears to be for this to continue.  The low interest rates are hard on them and they don’t benefit when rates go back up because then the lifecos lose value on their bond portfolio.  It is a commoditized industry also.  John Hancock is one of their better performing units and they are looking at divesting it.  The banks are a better place to be.


Price:
$23.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE/MID CAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-09-07 COMMENT Lorne Steinberg

Canada is an amazing company to live in, and we are all grateful to be here, but Canada has very few great world-class businesses, outside of our financial service sector. Warren Buffett would say to own the best companies you can find, no matter where they are. He likes this company. They will benefit from rising interest rates. They are in perfectly sound financial shape. Have done an amazing job in Asia, and will possibly spin off some US operations in the future. If they do, they are going to get paid a very good price for it.


Price:
$23.550
Subject:
Global Value & High Yield Bonds
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-09-01 COMMENT Ross Healy

Made $1 billion a quarter for the last 5 quarters. Dividend is about 3.3%. Huge footprint in China. Rising interest rates. Stock price has gone straight down. Why is it not being rewarded for good earnings? You are asking the inexpressible. The value is there. Also, with the latest economic numbers out of Canada suggesting an interest rate hike, that will be very bullish for insurance companies generally. He likes the value in the stock.


Price:
$24.650
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-30 COMMENT Brian Madden

Has had a nice move off the 2016 $18 level. Some of that is in tandem with the backup of interest rates. Beyond that though there are the company specific growth opportunities which are pretty good. What he likes most is their Asian division, which is growing by leaps and bounds. Also, their wealth management division is pretty strong. The one drawback is their US operations and they’ve been talking about monetizing that by spinning it off, which could be a potential catalyst for them.


Price:
$24.600
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-29 COMMENT Colin Stewart

They’ve made a million-dollar profit in the last 5 quarters. Why is it going down? In the shorter term, life insurance businesses are very equity sensitive, and particularly interest rate sensitive. The expectation of rates going up in the future, is one reason you would want to own this. Sometimes there is noise in the results of the lifecos and are complex to interpret. There has been a lot of uncertainty regarding interest rates. A well-run company with a global franchise and significant exposure to Asia, so are well positioned over the long-term. If a long-term investor, this is a good one to hold.


Price:
$24.560
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2017-08-28 PAST TOP PICK Bruce Campbell (1)

(Top Pick Oct 28/16, Up 31.52%)  He still likes it.  It is beneficiary of higher rates as well as really good growth in Asia of about 35%.  It pulled back from above $25.  We will not repeat $31.  There may be a dividend increase in 2018.  It will be good enough to hold going forward (10% return).


Price:
$24.600
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-28 BUY Bruce Campbell (1)

He still likes it.  Asia continues to grow and rates will go somewhat higher.  The trend will continue and they will keep the multiple.  He predicts 10-12% returns.


Price:
$24.600
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-25 COMMENT Robert McWhirter

It is in the top quarter in its ranking.  The latest earnings estimates have gone up a little, but sales have gone down.  They have excellent dividend coverage and yield and it may do well over 3-5 years.


Price:
$24.780
Subject:
CANADIAN & TECHNOLOGY
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-08-25 WAIT Don Vialoux

We had an important technical breakout recently and confirms the trend is on the upside, then it came back to the previous trading range.  Typically stocks like this do well as you get close to the end of the year.  Hang tough for a while and wait to buy more until the middle of October.


Price:
$24.780
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-23 BUY Douglas Kee

He likes the company because higher interest rates help them.  They have good growth potential in Asia.  He thinks it will take them a while to sell US assets.


Price:
$24.560
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-23 PAST TOP PICK Douglas Kee

(Top Pick June 9/16, Up 38.47%)  It has done well because the market and interest rates went up.  They are still growing well in Asia.  He is still happy with it.


Price:
$24.560
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-18 DON'T BUY Norman Levine

He owns others instead.  It comes down to quality of management and an ill-timed acquisition of John Hancock.  It continues to underperform and they may now spin it out or sell it.  It continues not to be a good performer.  They have hedged away a lot of the benefit they will get from rising bond prices.


Price:
$24.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
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