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Aug, 17, 2018, 12:00 am

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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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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

COMMENT

He likes lifecos for the long haul because society is aging for longer, so the lifecos defer their payouts longer. However, profitability in this business lies in the long-term disability sector, but no company now has a competitive advantage here. Look out for the one that does by reading their reports for what they say about disability insurance management.

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He likes lifecos for the long haul because society is aging for longer, so the lifecos defer their payouts longer. However, profitability in this business lies in the long-term disability sector, but no company now has a competitive advantage here. Look out for the one that does by reading their reports for what they say about disability insurance management.

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Michael Decter

President , Lawrence Decter Inve...

Price Price
$55.070
Owned Owned
Unknown

COMMENT

Technical analysis: The buyers are still buying despite the stock hitting a top, while sellers are waiting for higher prices to sell. The buyers have more conviction than the sellers.

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Technical analysis: The buyers are still buying despite the stock hitting a top, while sellers are waiting for higher prices to sell. The buyers have more conviction than the sellers.

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William Chin

Portfolio , Caldwell Investment ...

Price Price
$54.230
Owned Owned
Unknown

TOP PICK

He likes the insurance sector at this time.  They are well diversified globally.  They have a strong balance sheet with a large $7b excess capital position.  Insurance companies tend to be more profitable when interest rates rise.  Yield 3.6%.  (Analysts’ price target is $57.92 )

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He likes the insurance sector at this time.  They are well diversified globally.  They have a strong balance sheet with a large $7b excess capital position.  Insurance companies tend to be more profitable when interest rates rise.  Yield 3.6%.  (Analysts’ price target is $57.92 )

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Michael Sprung

President, Sprung Investment Ma...

Price Price
$53.600
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY

Likes it more than Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC-N) as it is less exposed to Asia. Yield is OK. Caught on a range now. Good on the long term, a little boring in the present time. Has taken profits recently. Low risk stock.

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Likes it more than Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC-N) as it is less exposed to Asia. Yield is OK. Caught on a range now. Good on the long term, a little boring in the present time. Has taken profits recently. Low risk stock.

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David Cockfield

Managing D, Northland Wealth Man...

Price Price
$55.040
Owned Owned
Yes

COMMENT

They are well diversified.  Rising interest rates will be good for them.  He would lean into the U.S. insurance space as he prefers a little more laser focus.  Overall, he would favour investing in US financials, such as Schwab or E-Trade instead of insurance. 

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They are well diversified.  Rising interest rates will be good for them.  He would lean into the U.S. insurance space as he prefers a little more laser focus.  Overall, he would favour investing in US financials, such as Schwab or E-Trade instead of insurance. 

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Cameron Hurst

Chief Inve, Equium Capital Manag...

Price Price
$52.420
Owned Owned
No

PAST TOP PICK

(A Top Pick Sep. 7/17, Up 16%)  They are doing very well.  Earnings grow 10%.  Dividend is growing and it is still a core holding.  They are not making many mistakes and are a little less risky than MFC-T, although he still holds both.

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(A Top Pick Sep. 7/17, Up 16%)  They are doing very well.  Earnings grow 10%.  Dividend is growing and it is still a core holding.  They are not making many mistakes and are a little less risky than MFC-T, although he still holds both.

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Lorne Steinberg

President , Lorne Steinberg Weal...

Price Price
$52.790
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY

A core position for him. Consistent dividend growth and it's long been reporting strong earnings. He likes their wealth management business which will benefit from Baby Boomers retiring and needing management (i.e. annuities). 

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A core position for him. Consistent dividend growth and it's long been reporting strong earnings. He likes their wealth management business which will benefit from Baby Boomers retiring and needing management (i.e. annuities). 

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Ryan Bushell

President, Newhaven Asset Manag...

Price Price
$52.790
Owned Owned
Yes

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