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About Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

Sun Life Financial, Inc. is a Canada-based financial services company known primarily as a life insurance company. It is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, and also one of the oldest with a history spanning back to 1865. More at Wikipedia

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Unsure why it's dropped a lot lately, but he likes the fundamentals of the insurers. Interest rates are rising and people are living longer, so the lifecos can collect premiums for longer. There is rotation between lifecos and banks, and that
could be happening now. Thinks SLF is the best Canadian insurance stock and believes in the insurance industry long-term.

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Unsure why it's dropped a lot lately, but he likes the fundamentals of the insurers. Interest rates are rising and people are living longer, so the lifecos can collect premiums for longer. There is rotation between lifecos and banks, and that
could be happening now. Thinks SLF is the best Canadian insurance stock and believes in the insurance industry long-term.

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Michael Decter

President , Lawrence Decter Inve...

Price Price
$48.050
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY on WEAKNESS

He recently evaluated this space. As interest rates increase their long term liabilities should become more profitable.  They are cleaning up their operational issues.  He hopes there will be a market pullback, so they might be able to step back in. He actually prefers Manulife (MFC-T), but is watching both. He would love to buy both of these if the stock prices drop by $5.  

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He recently evaluated this space. As interest rates increase their long term liabilities should become more profitable.  They are cleaning up their operational issues.  He hopes there will be a market pullback, so they might be able to step back in. He actually prefers Manulife (MFC-T), but is watching both. He would love to buy both of these if the stock prices drop by $5.  

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Bill Harris, CF

Portfolio , Avenue Investment Ma...

Price Price
$50.850
Owned Owned
No

TOP PICK

He considers this a healthy yield that is likely to grown. It trades at only 11x earnings. It will be a beneficiary of rising interest rates, which he expects to continue. He expects 10% earnings growth for the next 3 years. This is the largest foreign insurer in Asia (India), which offers huge growth possibilities. Its MFS American operations have turned around. Yield 3.8%. (Analysts’ price target $58.54)

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He considers this a healthy yield that is likely to grown. It trades at only 11x earnings. It will be a beneficiary of rising interest rates, which he expects to continue. He expects 10% earnings growth for the next 3 years. This is the largest foreign insurer in Asia (India), which offers huge growth possibilities. Its MFS American operations have turned around. Yield 3.8%. (Analysts’ price target $58.54)

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Lorne Steinberg

President , Lorne Steinberg Weal...

Price Price
$50.740
Owned Owned
Yes

SELL
Sun Life Financial Inc(SLF-T) 

September 27, 2018

The expectation is that the rate is going to invert next year. That is not good for banks and particularly bad for insurance companies. If you believe that next year is the great inversion, you don’t want to own any financials. Avoid.

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The expectation is that the rate is going to invert next year. That is not good for banks and particularly bad for insurance companies. If you believe that next year is the great inversion, you don’t want to own any financials. Avoid.

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Veronika Hirsch

Chief Inve, Arrow Capital...

Price Price
$51.970
Owned Owned
No

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc(SLF-T) 

September 25, 2018

He likes the life insurance industry and owns three companies in that space. Sun Life is the Canadian company that he likes. He prefers it to Manulife. He thinks it is better managed, with better exposure to interest rates. He likes the amount and quality of international diversification of Sun Life.

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He likes the life insurance industry and owns three companies in that space. Sun Life is the Canadian company that he likes. He prefers it to Manulife. He thinks it is better managed, with better exposure to interest rates. He likes the amount and quality of international diversification of Sun Life.

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Norman Levine

Managing D, Portfolio Management...

Price Price
$51.760
Owned Owned
Yes

DON'T BUY
Sun Life Financial Inc(SLF-T) 

September 19, 2018

Today, everything in financials rallied, including the lifecos. Rising rates benefit them. But the US banks look better. Instead, look at the ETF, KIE-N, to give you a basket of insurance companies. Today it broke new highs. SLF isn't the best house in a very good neighbourhood.

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Today, everything in financials rallied, including the lifecos. Rising rates benefit them. But the US banks look better. Instead, look at the ETF, KIE-N, to give you a basket of insurance companies. Today it broke new highs. SLF isn't the best house in a very good neighbourhood.

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David Burrows

President , Barometer Capital Ma...

Price Price
$52.320
Owned Owned
Unknown

TOP PICK
Sun Life Financial Inc(SLF-T) 

September 17, 2018

Cash flow from US and Canadian life insurance businesses they use to reinvest in growing markets in Asia. They have excess capital at the holdco level that can be used for acquisitions, pay dividend or buyback shares. (3.7% dividend, Analysts' price target: $58.57)

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Cash flow from US and Canadian life insurance businesses they use to reinvest in growing markets in Asia. They have excess capital at the holdco level that can be used for acquisitions, pay dividend or buyback shares. (3.7% dividend, Analysts' price target: $58.57)

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Douglas Kee

Chief Inve, Leon Frazer & Associ...

Price Price
$50.860
Owned Owned
Yes

HOLD

He likes the insurance group as a whole, as it trades at 1.4 times book and and 10-11 times earnings.  He feels this is the most expensive of the Big 3 in the group and so would favour others.  

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He likes the insurance group as a whole, as it trades at 1.4 times book and and 10-11 times earnings.  He feels this is the most expensive of the Big 3 in the group and so would favour others.  

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Bruce Campbell

President, Campbell and Lee Inv...

Price Price
$52.380
Owned Owned
No

BUY

Life Insurance companies do better when interest rates rise because they reinvest their premiums, mainly in the bond market. Interest rates have not increased as much as he hoped; instead, the yield curve is flattening. He expects interest rates to rise in the future, though, and he owns Sun Life in that expectation. He thinks that over the near term, Sun Life will perform better than the Canadian banks as interest rates move up. Interest rates will rise because the economy is doing better and inflation is coming back, caused by labour shortages and tariffs.

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Life Insurance companies do better when interest rates rise because they reinvest their premiums, mainly in the bond market. Interest rates have not increased as much as he hoped; instead, the yield curve is flattening. He expects interest rates to rise in the future, though, and he owns Sun Life in that expectation. He thinks that over the near term, Sun Life will perform better than the Canadian banks as interest rates move up. Interest rates will rise because the economy is doing better and inflation is coming back, caused by labour shortages and tariffs.

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Norman Levine

Managing D, Portfolio Management...

Price Price
$52.000
Owned Owned
Yes

WAIT

Numbers aren’t that bad, however has always traded at a premium compared to peers. Mutual fund side has had significant withdrawals, and so the stock sold off. Well managed, but technically it has broken down. If goes down to $48, a definite buy. But not right now.

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Numbers aren’t that bad, however has always traded at a premium compared to peers. Mutual fund side has had significant withdrawals, and so the stock sold off. Well managed, but technically it has broken down. If goes down to $48, a definite buy. But not right now.

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David Cockfield

Managing D, Northland Wealth Man...

Price Price
$51.490
Owned Owned
Unknown

BUY on WEAKNESS

He likes it.  It is a good insurance name, trading to a premium to other insurance names out there.  They are looking for acquisitions where they can add to their portfolios.  Nice dividend.  Rising interest rates should benefit it.  They have growth in Asian.

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He likes it.  It is a good insurance name, trading to a premium to other insurance names out there.  They are looking for acquisitions where they can add to their portfolios.  Nice dividend.  Rising interest rates should benefit it.  They have growth in Asian.

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Cole Kachur

Senior Wea, ScotiaWealth Managem...

Price Price
$52.100
Owned Owned
Unknown

PAST TOP PICK

(A Top Pick September 7/17 Up 18%) This will be a big beneficiary if the yield curve steepens.  They have grown their business in Asia, the US and India.  He looks for 10% earnings growth annually and further expansion of the dividend.

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(A Top Pick September 7/17 Up 18%) This will be a big beneficiary if the yield curve steepens.  They have grown their business in Asia, the US and India.  He looks for 10% earnings growth annually and further expansion of the dividend.

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Lorne Steinberg

President , Lorne Steinberg Weal...

Price Price
$53.170
Owned Owned
Yes

WAIT

Buy or sell? Caught in a trading range on the chart. If it gets up to $54-55 range, sell, and then buy it back closer to $50. Not a bad yield, relatively safe. But until it shows signs of breaking out, better yields elsewhere.

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Buy or sell? Caught in a trading range on the chart. If it gets up to $54-55 range, sell, and then buy it back closer to $50. Not a bad yield, relatively safe. But until it shows signs of breaking out, better yields elsewhere.

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David Cockfield

Managing D, Northland Wealth Man...

Price Price
$53.140
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY

It is the safe, steady lifeco.  They are in a dividend growing mode.  It is a great company to own.  A company they own in the US has had redemption issues, but it is a great company to retire on.

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It is the safe, steady lifeco.  They are in a dividend growing mode.  It is a great company to own.  A company they own in the US has had redemption issues, but it is a great company to retire on.

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Lyle Stein

Sr. Portfo, Vestcap Investment M...

Price Price
$52.520
Owned Owned
No

COMMENT

Manulife (MFC-T) versus Sunlife (SLF-T). He owned Manulife going into the financial crisis, but became concerned about management and sold out of their holdings.  When Sunlife began to fall in sympathy they bought them – focusing on the preferred shares in particular.  Manulife still has some questionable assets in the US and may not know how to offload them.     

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Manulife (MFC-T) versus Sunlife (SLF-T). He owned Manulife going into the financial crisis, but became concerned about management and sold out of their holdings.  When Sunlife began to fall in sympathy they bought them – focusing on the preferred shares in particular.  Manulife still has some questionable assets in the US and may not know how to offload them.     

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Norman Levine

Managing D, Portfolio Management...

Price Price
$52.840
Owned Owned
Unknown

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