Sun Life Financial Inc

SLF-T

TSE:SLF

65.70
0.75 (1.15%)
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

Signal
Opinion
Expert
Chart
HOLD
HOLD
May 12, 2021
SLF vs. MFC Equally good. Prefers MFC for the great Asian franchise, which has a lot of opportunity. MFC has a great asset management business that has continued to do well, great growth profile, and a cheaper multiple. MFC gets the nod, but you can own both. They're great businesses that will continue to pay a good dividend for many years.
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SLF vs. MFC Equally good. Prefers MFC for the great Asian franchise, which has a lot of opportunity. MFC has a great asset management business that has continued to do well, great growth profile, and a cheaper multiple. MFC gets the nod, but you can own both. They're great businesses that will continue to pay a good dividend for many years.
BUY
BUY
March 29, 2021

Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Looks to have faster growth compared to its competitors. It survived the 2008 crisis better than MFC. It is still cheap. A slight premium valuation due to perception as a better company. Good dividend growth record. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Looks to have faster growth compared to its competitors. It survived the 2008 crisis better than MFC. It is still cheap. A slight premium valuation due to perception as a better company. Good dividend growth record. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

BUY
BUY
February 25, 2021

SLF vs. MFC With increasing interest rates, either makes a lot of sense right now. He owns SLF. With MFC, you get about twice the exposure to the Asian market. SLF has more exposure to Canada. MFC has more beta, higher dividend, a bit cheaper. With the Asian recovery, MFC could perform a bit better. SLF gives you more stability. SLF yield is 3.5%. MFC yield is 4.5%

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SLF vs. MFC With increasing interest rates, either makes a lot of sense right now. He owns SLF. With MFC, you get about twice the exposure to the Asian market. SLF has more exposure to Canada. MFC has more beta, higher dividend, a bit cheaper. With the Asian recovery, MFC could perform a bit better. SLF gives you more stability. SLF yield is 3.5%. MFC yield is 4.5%

Stan Wong
Price
$63.200
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
December 3, 2020

Financials as a group will have a tailwind. Good global footprint. Worthwhile place to look. He'd be a buyer. Manulife is also attractive.

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Financials as a group will have a tailwind. Good global footprint. Worthwhile place to look. He'd be a buyer. Manulife is also attractive.

David Burrows
Price
$56.870
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
October 26, 2020

Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The stock provides for income and some growth. They are both considered amongst the top 20 keeper Canadian stock according to 5i. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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BUY
BUY
October 8, 2020

SLF vs. GWO Insurance companies have done a lot to reduce their risk. GWO is cheaper than SLF, with a higher growth rate, but it hasn't been as steady eddy as SLF. Whole space is pretty cheap. Dividends are safe. Boring area. You can own both, but GWO is the better buy.

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SLF vs. GWO Insurance companies have done a lot to reduce their risk. GWO is cheaper than SLF, with a higher growth rate, but it hasn't been as steady eddy as SLF. Whole space is pretty cheap. Dividends are safe. Boring area. You can own both, but GWO is the better buy.

Greg Newman
Price
$56.200
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 11, 2020
They have not owned a financial service stock in a long time. They have a $30B market cap. 4% yield. Free cashflow has been growing and earnings are expected to grow through 2021. A potential 13% upside. (Analysts’ price target is $59.11)
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They have not owned a financial service stock in a long time. They have a $30B market cap. 4% yield. Free cashflow has been growing and earnings are expected to grow through 2021. A potential 13% upside. (Analysts’ price target is $59.11)
Robert McWhirter
Price
$54.320
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 29, 2020
(A Top Pick Jun 17/19, Down 4%) It is an extremely strong company within the lifecos. They have good growth in global markets. Stick with it.
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(A Top Pick Jun 17/19, Down 4%) It is an extremely strong company within the lifecos. They have good growth in global markets. Stick with it.
Michael Sprung
Price
$48.380
Owned
Yes
WAIT
WAIT
June 12, 2020

GWO vs MFC vs SLF? In general, he thinks all insurance companies are safe here. They don't have the threat of rising loan losses, like the banks do. They trade cheaper than the banks. Capital ratios are solid. They are finding ways to deal with low interest rates. GWO has a good job. MFC is very cheap, compared to its peers. SLF has been the steady eddy of the group. He likes them all. He would buy now, but you might be able to purchase them cheaper in the next couple of months.

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GWO vs MFC vs SLF? In general, he thinks all insurance companies are safe here. They don't have the threat of rising loan losses, like the banks do. They trade cheaper than the banks. Capital ratios are solid. They are finding ways to deal with low interest rates. GWO has a good job. MFC is very cheap, compared to its peers. SLF has been the steady eddy of the group. He likes them all. He would buy now, but you might be able to purchase them cheaper in the next couple of months.

Greg Newman
Price
$49.310
Owned
_N/A
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 4, 2020

MFC-T vs. SLF-T. He would not jump from one to the other unless you have some great knowledge. They are facing lots of headwinds from low interest rates. MFC-T never recovered from the financial crisis. He is not interested in owning the lifecos except BRK-N.

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MFC-T vs. SLF-T. He would not jump from one to the other unless you have some great knowledge. They are facing lots of headwinds from low interest rates. MFC-T never recovered from the financial crisis. He is not interested in owning the lifecos except BRK-N.

Barry Schwartz
Price
$46.600
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 29, 2020

MFC vs SLF He sees a lot of value in the insurance sector. He owns MFC, but there is no flaw in holding SLF either. MFC has growth focused on Asia. Both are undervalued at about 7 times earnings.

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MFC vs SLF He sees a lot of value in the insurance sector. He owns MFC, but there is no flaw in holding SLF either. MFC has growth focused on Asia. Both are undervalued at about 7 times earnings.

Chris Blumas
Price
$46.880
Owned
_N/A
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.
Bryden Teich
Price
$60.690
Owned
No
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.

Zachary Curry
Price
$62.910
Owned
_N/A
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.
David Cockfield
Price
$62.960
Owned
Unknown
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%.
Stan Wong
Price
$63.260
Owned
Yes
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Sun Life Financial Inc(SLF-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 6

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 1

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 8

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, 8 stock analysts published opinions about SLF-T. 6 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 1 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is HOLD. 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 Paul Harris, CFA on 2021-05-12. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Sun Life Financial Inc.

Why is Sun Life Financial Inc stock dropping?

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Is Sun Life Financial Inc worth watching?

8 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 2021-05-14, Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T) stock closed at a price of $65.7.