Power Financial Corp

PWF-T

TSE:PWF

36.31
0.00 (0.00%)
Founded in 1984, Power Financial Corporation is a diversified management and holding company that has interest, directly or indirectly, in companies in the financial services sector in Canada, the United ...
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PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
February 10, 2020

Doesn't like the merger with POW. Sell PWF and buy Aecon? Don't because Aecon has its own issues, and the merger makes sense. PWF/POW was an old-1980s structure and needed to consolidate to raise the overall value. Problem is, there's is little growth in the company's existing businesses. Mutual funds are getting crushed by ETFs, and low interest rates limit revenues. You can sell and buy something else, but not Aecon though to be fair he hasn't looked closely at it lately.

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Doesn't like the merger with POW. Sell PWF and buy Aecon? Don't because Aecon has its own issues, and the merger makes sense. PWF/POW was an old-1980s structure and needed to consolidate to raise the overall value. Problem is, there's is little growth in the company's existing businesses. Mutual funds are getting crushed by ETFs, and low interest rates limit revenues. You can sell and buy something else, but not Aecon though to be fair he hasn't looked closely at it lately.

COMMENT
COMMENT
February 7, 2020

You could sit and wait to do the share swop from Power Financial into Power Corp. The two companies have been performing the same. The WestJet acquisition fits into their other subsidiaries. WestJet will be a private company and it won't be posting numbers going forwards.

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You could sit and wait to do the share swop from Power Financial into Power Corp. The two companies have been performing the same. The WestJet acquisition fits into their other subsidiaries. WestJet will be a private company and it won't be posting numbers going forwards.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
February 4, 2020
Their consolidation will benefit shareholders, but remember that life insurance is the underlying business, which depends on investing the unearned premiums over time. Traditionally that's been bonds, but interest rates are low. Finally, the company has woken up and he hopes new moves will put spark into the company. Pays a good 5.3% yield.
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Their consolidation will benefit shareholders, but remember that life insurance is the underlying business, which depends on investing the unearned premiums over time. Traditionally that's been bonds, but interest rates are low. Finally, the company has woken up and he hopes new moves will put spark into the company. Pays a good 5.3% yield.
SELL STRENGTH
SELL STRENGTH
January 21, 2020
$30-36 is the range to play within it. A trading stock. Financials, like this, are now toppy. PWF is stuck in this range.
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$30-36 is the range to play within it. A trading stock. Financials, like this, are now toppy. PWF is stuck in this range.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 6, 2020

It recently got re-amalgamated with the holding company. He prefers TD-T at these levels. He worries about the Great West Life part of PWF-T. TD-T has a bigger US presence.

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It recently got re-amalgamated with the holding company. He prefers TD-T at these levels. He worries about the Great West Life part of PWF-T. TD-T has a bigger US presence.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 20, 2019
A financial group that he’s invested in the past. However, things have gone sideways recently. The two eras have moved out of the company which was rewarded by the markets. He would prefer banks with better yields in some cases.
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A financial group that he’s invested in the past. However, things have gone sideways recently. The two eras have moved out of the company which was rewarded by the markets. He would prefer banks with better yields in some cases.
BUY
BUY
December 19, 2019

Investors are quite happy with the recent news to merge this with POW-T which will drive the stock higher. He hopes they exit more businesses that aren't core, like in industrial.

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Investors are quite happy with the recent news to merge this with POW-T which will drive the stock higher. He hopes they exit more businesses that aren't core, like in industrial.

HOLD
HOLD
December 13, 2019

PWF is a holding that she has for the income. PWF and POW are going to merge, which is driving up the value of both today. The merger is one way to close the gap between market valuations of the two. There is some thought the dividend will increase and the new entity plans to buy back shares. She will continue to hold as it an income stock. The yield is still over 5%.

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PWF is a holding that she has for the income. PWF and POW are going to merge, which is driving up the value of both today. The merger is one way to close the gap between market valuations of the two. There is some thought the dividend will increase and the new entity plans to buy back shares. She will continue to hold as it an income stock. The yield is still over 5%.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 11, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 19/18, Up 35%) He thinks it is a defensive holding as the dividend is strong and there is good earnings growth. He would continue to hold it.
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(A Top Pick Dec 19/18, Up 35%) He thinks it is a defensive holding as the dividend is strong and there is good earnings growth. He would continue to hold it.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 4, 2019
A bit of a gamble, he admits. The heirs of the company haven't done much. The book value has climbed steadily. All it needs is somebody to take charge of this company. It's dormant. You're paid a good yield while waiting. (Analysts’ price target is $33.81)
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A bit of a gamble, he admits. The heirs of the company haven't done much. The book value has climbed steadily. All it needs is somebody to take charge of this company. It's dormant. You're paid a good yield while waiting. (Analysts’ price target is $33.81)
HOLD
HOLD
November 19, 2019
He does not like the performance. He bought it in 2015 with the expectation that they would resume their dividend increase trend but the stock went nowhere. It is hard for him to recommend it for growth.
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He does not like the performance. He bought it in 2015 with the expectation that they would resume their dividend increase trend but the stock went nowhere. It is hard for him to recommend it for growth.
BUY
BUY
November 1, 2019

A function of how GreatWest Life does. GWO had a solid earnings that helps them. He expects 5% earnings per share growth. It's cheap at 8.8x with a well covered dividend. Not exciting but you can get dividend growth.

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A function of how GreatWest Life does. GWO had a solid earnings that helps them. He expects 5% earnings per share growth. It's cheap at 8.8x with a well covered dividend. Not exciting but you can get dividend growth.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
October 25, 2019

A subsidiary of Power Corp. Power Financial gives direct exposure to Great West Life, Investors Group and Mackenzie Investments. The insurance business is tough right now as they require actuarial returns of 6% per year, which they used to be able to do with bonds when interest rates were higher. Margins are narrowing as well. It is a stock that pays a great dividend and it should provide high single-digit returns each year including the dividend. You could buy it on weakness.

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A subsidiary of Power Corp. Power Financial gives direct exposure to Great West Life, Investors Group and Mackenzie Investments. The insurance business is tough right now as they require actuarial returns of 6% per year, which they used to be able to do with bonds when interest rates were higher. Margins are narrowing as well. It is a stock that pays a great dividend and it should provide high single-digit returns each year including the dividend. You could buy it on weakness.

BUY
BUY
September 24, 2019
Seasonality for financials begins in mid-October. The chart is a rollercoaster, but that is good. The stock looks good right now.
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Power Financial Corp (PWF-T)
September 24, 2019
Seasonality for financials begins in mid-October. The chart is a rollercoaster, but that is good. The stock looks good right now.
BUY
BUY
September 20, 2019
The stock is very cheap, trading at under 8 times. The dividends are at 5.9%. It has good value with decent growth. The payout ratio is reasonable and sustainable. (Analysts’ price target is $32.00)
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September 20, 2019
The stock is very cheap, trading at under 8 times. The dividends are at 5.9%. It has good value with decent growth. The payout ratio is reasonable and sustainable. (Analysts’ price target is $32.00)
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 29, 2019

He prefers SLF-T. PWF-T always looks cheap. He wants not just great dividend yield but growth. He wants 10% to qualify for him to do the research. Negative interest rates just don't work.

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He prefers SLF-T. PWF-T always looks cheap. He wants not just great dividend yield but growth. He wants 10% to qualify for him to do the research. Negative interest rates just don't work.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 16, 2019
PWF or POW? He would prefer Power Financial as it trades to a discount to the parent. He is not a big fan of the Investors Group and Great West Life. He would look towards others in the space -- preferably the Canadian banks instead.
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PWF or POW? He would prefer Power Financial as it trades to a discount to the parent. He is not a big fan of the Investors Group and Great West Life. He would look towards others in the space -- preferably the Canadian banks instead.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 12, 2019

For a long-term investor The stock has been sideways for a decade, though it pays a decent, safe dividend. The same goes with POW-T. It's a defensive stock during a recession. Otherwise, don't expect growth going forward.

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For a long-term investor The stock has been sideways for a decade, though it pays a decent, safe dividend. The same goes with POW-T. It's a defensive stock during a recession. Otherwise, don't expect growth going forward.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 11, 2019

POW vs. PWF POW has better liquidity so institutional investors prefer it. For growth, though, these are plays on life insurance. The PWF yield is over 6% and tantalizing. They likely won't cut the dividend, but probably will pause dividend growth. There are better stocks in asset management or insurance. He wouldn't buy either for capital appreciation.

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POW vs. PWF POW has better liquidity so institutional investors prefer it. For growth, though, these are plays on life insurance. The PWF yield is over 6% and tantalizing. They likely won't cut the dividend, but probably will pause dividend growth. There are better stocks in asset management or insurance. He wouldn't buy either for capital appreciation.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 11, 2019
Has been intrigued for some time, but it hasn't done anything for a long time. Perhaps the descendants of the founder have been content to not make waves. Stock is cheap, nice yield. Downturn in the mutual fund portion.
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Has been intrigued for some time, but it hasn't done anything for a long time. Perhaps the descendants of the founder have been content to not make waves. Stock is cheap, nice yield. Downturn in the mutual fund portion.
BUY
BUY
July 10, 2019
POW-T vs. PWF-T. She owns a bit of Power financial. Either one is probably fine. They are considered income stocks so if interest rates go down it should be beneficial for both. (Analysts’ price target is $33.00)
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POW-T vs. PWF-T. She owns a bit of Power financial. Either one is probably fine. They are considered income stocks so if interest rates go down it should be beneficial for both. (Analysts’ price target is $33.00)
HOLD
HOLD
June 28, 2019
Looks stable, as though it's waiting to do something. Hold if you own it. Risky below $29. Upside probably limited to $32 before the end of the year. Good dividend. One of those fairly stable, high-paying dividend stocks. Likes it better than bank stocks. Take a small position, but be careful. Yield is 6%.
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Looks stable, as though it's waiting to do something. Hold if you own it. Risky below $29. Upside probably limited to $32 before the end of the year. Good dividend. One of those fairly stable, high-paying dividend stocks. Likes it better than bank stocks. Take a small position, but be careful. Yield is 6%.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 28, 2019
All you are getting is the dividend with this name. He does not know where the growth is going to come from. This is very much a yield stock. The dividend is safe and he thinks all the good news is the valuation now.
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All you are getting is the dividend with this name. He does not know where the growth is going to come from. This is very much a yield stock. The dividend is safe and he thinks all the good news is the valuation now.
BUY
BUY
May 14, 2019
They recently bought back 5-8% of shares outstanding. It's a good income stock at a 5.9% dividend. PWF's performance depends on its subsidiaries, though it trades at an historially wide 19% discount to those subs. Maybe the subs have better growth. It's a safe defensive stock.
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They recently bought back 5-8% of shares outstanding. It's a good income stock at a 5.9% dividend. PWF's performance depends on its subsidiaries, though it trades at an historially wide 19% discount to those subs. Maybe the subs have better growth. It's a safe defensive stock.
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 1, 2019
Both the Power companies have broken out of their trading range. PWF-T holds Investors Group and other investment management and insurance companies that are well positioned. The Lifecos under their management are being rolled under one name. This may bring a surge in investor interest. He looks to see which is selling at a larger discount to NAV -- right now favoring PWF-T.
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Both the Power companies have broken out of their trading range. PWF-T holds Investors Group and other investment management and insurance companies that are well positioned. The Lifecos under their management are being rolled under one name. This may bring a surge in investor interest. He looks to see which is selling at a larger discount to NAV -- right now favoring PWF-T.
HOLD
HOLD
April 23, 2019
They did a branding exercise to put all their insurance under one brand. A well-wun company. Just bought back a lot of shares, which is a good sign. They rebounded well after their lows, so it's no surprise the stock has slightly pulled back now. It's a good long-term hold for the dividend.
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They did a branding exercise to put all their insurance under one brand. A well-wun company. Just bought back a lot of shares, which is a good sign. They rebounded well after their lows, so it's no surprise the stock has slightly pulled back now. It's a good long-term hold for the dividend.
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 17, 2019
Insurance in a portfolio? He sold their Power Financial holding last year. Following the banking crisis it just has not recovered. It owns GreatWest Life and IGM -- neither has done well. Insurance is a better bet than banks, he thinks. He would prefer SLF-T in Canada and AFG-N in the US.
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Insurance in a portfolio? He sold their Power Financial holding last year. Following the banking crisis it just has not recovered. It owns GreatWest Life and IGM -- neither has done well. Insurance is a better bet than banks, he thinks. He would prefer SLF-T in Canada and AFG-N in the US.
BUY
BUY
April 15, 2019
PWF bought three separate companies--Investors Group, Great-West Life and London Life--and will do now synergize them, which is a good thing. It'll take a few years, but this will reduce overhead and costs and let them compete better with MFC and SLF.
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PWF bought three separate companies--Investors Group, Great-West Life and London Life--and will do now synergize them, which is a good thing. It'll take a few years, but this will reduce overhead and costs and let them compete better with MFC and SLF.
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 10, 2019
PWF is holding a Dutch auction--what is that? A few Power stocks are doing this. It's like they're buying stock--if you don't want to keep holding your shares, you an tender them. PWF itself pays a good yield, but the Power stocks haven't done much which is why they are doing this auction. You're selling your shares back to the company, but you may not get your full, desired price. PWF is a good income stock.
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PWF is holding a Dutch auction--what is that? A few Power stocks are doing this. It's like they're buying stock--if you don't want to keep holding your shares, you an tender them. PWF itself pays a good yield, but the Power stocks haven't done much which is why they are doing this auction. You're selling your shares back to the company, but you may not get your full, desired price. PWF is a good income stock.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 7, 2019
It is a well established business. It is diversified. There is the wealth management business. The dividend is safe. The broad mutual fund business is under pressure. Buy it for yield but not for growth. See Canadian banks.
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It is a well established business. It is diversified. There is the wealth management business. The dividend is safe. The broad mutual fund business is under pressure. Buy it for yield but not for growth. See Canadian banks.
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Power Financial Corp(PWF-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 7

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 2

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 5

Total Signals / Votes : 14

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Power Financial Corp(PWF-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Power Financial Corp stock symbol?

Power Financial Corp is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol PWF-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (PWF-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:PWF or PWF-T

Is Power Financial Corp a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 14 stock analysts published opinions about PWF-T. 7 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 5 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is PARTIAL SELL. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Power Financial Corp.

Is Power Financial Corp a good investment or a top pick?

Power Financial Corp was recommended as a Top Pick by John Zechner on 2020-02-10. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Power Financial Corp.

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Is Power Financial Corp worth watching?

14 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Power Financial Corp In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Power Financial Corp stock price?

On 2020-02-19, Power Financial Corp (PWF-T) stock closed at a price of $36.31.