Sun Life Financial Inc

SLF-T

TSE:SLF

42.43
1.28 (2.93%)
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.
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Analysis and Opinions about SLF-T

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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 28, 2020
He does not own this one. They have done a great job growing their business in Asia, life insurance and wealth management. Structurally these companies are trying to become asset management companies. The low interest environment is challenging for the insurance side of the business. He has better opportunities.
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He does not own this one. They have done a great job growing their business in Asia, life insurance and wealth management. Structurally these companies are trying to become asset management companies. The low interest environment is challenging for the insurance side of the business. He has better opportunities.
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 5, 2020

RY vs TD vs SLF? He owns both of the banks and he prefers this space over the insurance sector. RY has a stronger approach on the wealth management side, whereas TD focuses on retail customers and has a larger presence in the US. Right now he would favour TD. Canadian banks of been held back as of late because of a unwarranted fear about the housing market in Canada. Dividends with the banks are great too.

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RY vs TD vs SLF? He owns both of the banks and he prefers this space over the insurance sector. RY has a stronger approach on the wealth management side, whereas TD focuses on retail customers and has a larger presence in the US. Right now he would favour TD. Canadian banks of been held back as of late because of a unwarranted fear about the housing market in Canada. Dividends with the banks are great too.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 31, 2020
He stills likes Sun Life better. He's concerned about the emphasis that Manulife has put on Far Eastern growth they anticipate. Manulife has a checkered history of surprising on the down-side, whereas Sun Life is more predictable. Sun Life has good presence in North America.
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He stills likes Sun Life better. He's concerned about the emphasis that Manulife has put on Far Eastern growth they anticipate. Manulife has a checkered history of surprising on the down-side, whereas Sun Life is more predictable. Sun Life has good presence in North America.
BUY
BUY
January 30, 2020
Likes it. Trading at 1.8x price to book, so more expensive. One of the faster growing EPS insurer names. Only 10% of revenues come from Asia. 40% of profits come from wealth and asset management. Yield is 3.5%.
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Likes it. Trading at 1.8x price to book, so more expensive. One of the faster growing EPS insurer names. Only 10% of revenues come from Asia. 40% of profits come from wealth and asset management. Yield is 3.5%.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 9, 2020

SLF vs MFC When he values lifecos, it's on price to book, dividend yield, or price to earnings, rather than price to cash flows. Sun Life trades at a premium. His preferred lifeco is Manulife, because of a discounted valuation plus a better business overall because of its Asian business. Wealth management is also better, and getting a handle on legacy businesses.

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SLF vs MFC When he values lifecos, it's on price to book, dividend yield, or price to earnings, rather than price to cash flows. Sun Life trades at a premium. His preferred lifeco is Manulife, because of a discounted valuation plus a better business overall because of its Asian business. Wealth management is also better, and getting a handle on legacy businesses.

HOLD
HOLD
December 31, 2019
It's moving up, though resistance lies at $55. It broke that earlier this year, which is good. No reason to be bearish, unless it breaks that level. Stay with the trend.
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It's moving up, though resistance lies at $55. It broke that earlier this year, which is good. No reason to be bearish, unless it breaks that level. Stay with the trend.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 23, 2019
The trend is up. Insurance companies are a much better place to be than the banks. It's a lower yield than the banks because people have been bidding it up. They have a great balance sheet. (Analysts’ price target is $62.70)
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The trend is up. Insurance companies are a much better place to be than the banks. It's a lower yield than the banks because people have been bidding it up. They have a great balance sheet. (Analysts’ price target is $62.70)
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 18, 2019

Canada has four major life insurance companies. Since the financial crisis, Sun Life aas done the best. He does not see much change at Manulife so would prefer Sun Life.

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Canada has four major life insurance companies. Since the financial crisis, Sun Life aas done the best. He does not see much change at Manulife so would prefer Sun Life.

BUY
BUY
December 9, 2019

MFC vs. SLF They're both good and relatively safe. They both have asset management businesses. Earnings growth will be 7-11% in 2020, which is far higher than the 1-3% for the banks. Also, they trade at single-digit multiples, cheap. According to book value, SLF is far more expensive, so he prefers MFC. MFC has more upside than SLF, but you're splitting hairs with these two.

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MFC vs. SLF They're both good and relatively safe. They both have asset management businesses. Earnings growth will be 7-11% in 2020, which is far higher than the 1-3% for the banks. Also, they trade at single-digit multiples, cheap. According to book value, SLF is far more expensive, so he prefers MFC. MFC has more upside than SLF, but you're splitting hairs with these two.

BUY
BUY
November 28, 2019
His largest personal holding. Thinks we are going to see depressed interest rates for some time. In the meantime Sun Life is heading to new high. Very good and well managed company. Stock should do well once they complete their acquisition in Asia. Has a lot of confidence in the management.
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His largest personal holding. Thinks we are going to see depressed interest rates for some time. In the meantime Sun Life is heading to new high. Very good and well managed company. Stock should do well once they complete their acquisition in Asia. Has a lot of confidence in the management.
SELL
SELL
November 18, 2019
He just sold because it was at the highest valuation of the insurers. He wanted to raise some cash for clients. It is a good company but he has moved to MFC-T
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He just sold because it was at the highest valuation of the insurers. He wanted to raise some cash for clients. It is a good company but he has moved to MFC-T
HOLD
HOLD
November 8, 2019
Low interest rates? He bought the preferred shares and common stock during the last financial crisis and it has been a great stock for them. Money is flowing back into their investment business. Even in low interest rates they are prospering.
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Low interest rates? He bought the preferred shares and common stock during the last financial crisis and it has been a great stock for them. Money is flowing back into their investment business. Even in low interest rates they are prospering.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 8, 2019
He used to own Manulife going into the financial crisis and have not looked at it since. It is pale in comparison to Sun Life.
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He used to own Manulife going into the financial crisis and have not looked at it since. It is pale in comparison to Sun Life.
HOLD
HOLD
November 1, 2019
He owns SLF. Even with interest rates falling, insurance has done well. They keep delivering on earnings, trade at 15 times earnings and a reasonable payout ratio.
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He owns SLF. Even with interest rates falling, insurance has done well. They keep delivering on earnings, trade at 15 times earnings and a reasonable payout ratio.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 18, 2019
Jaded on this. Likes what they have done in the U.S.. However, interest rates are low and going lower. How do you fund long term liabilities with continually falling rates? A negative spread that causes a problem for insurance and banks. It doesn't look like it's getting better. He thinks there might see another cut in December.
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Jaded on this. Likes what they have done in the U.S.. However, interest rates are low and going lower. How do you fund long term liabilities with continually falling rates? A negative spread that causes a problem for insurance and banks. It doesn't look like it's getting better. He thinks there might see another cut in December.
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Sun Life Financial Inc(SLF-T) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 10

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 6

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 4

Total Signals / Votes : 20

Stockchase rating for Sun Life Financial Inc is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Sun Life Financial Inc(SLF-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sun Life Financial Inc stock symbol?

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

Is Sun Life Financial Inc a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 20 stock analysts published opinions about SLF-T. 10 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 4 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is DON'T BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Sun Life Financial Inc.

Is Sun Life Financial Inc a good investment or a top pick?

Sun Life Financial Inc was recommended as a Top Pick by Bryden Teich on 2020-02-28. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Sun Life Financial Inc.

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Is Sun Life Financial Inc worth watching?

20 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Sun Life Financial Inc In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Sun Life Financial Inc stock price?

On 2020-04-03, Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T) stock closed at a price of $42.43.