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Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

Last Price Recorded: $50.2400 on 2017-11-17

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Sun Life Financial Inc


Signal Opinion Expert

2017-11-10

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? In a slowly rising interest rate environment, both banks and lifecos will benefit, and you want to have representation in both groups. She owns 3 banks and 1 lifeco. Both have done well but her preference would be Manulife because of their Asian exposure.

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Christine Poole

CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management

Price: $49.290
Owned: No

2017-11-02

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

Buy, Hold or Sell? Doesn't own any insurance companies, as he felt that banks would give him a better rate of return. This pays a nice dividend. He doesn't think rates are going to go up aggressively. They’ve all grown their asset management businesses, and most of them are active, so the passive side has hurt them a great deal. A great company, and could probably be a little more international where there are opportunities.

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Paul Harris, CFA

Portfolio Manager and Partner, Avenue Investment Management

Price: $50.170
Owned: No

2017-10-25

TOP PICK
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

Generally in rising interest environments, insurance companies do pretty well. He also owns Manulife which has outperformed Sun Life in the last couple years, mainly due to the stumbles in their MFS subsidiary in the US. The situation with MFS should improve now and expects to see Asset Under Management increase. Not too concerned about fees contraction as he thinks this one has been doing a good job controlling costs. Expects to see much better results and growth coming from their Asian activities and a dividend increase soon.

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Michael Sprung

President, Sprung Investment Management

Price: $50.440
Owned: Yes

2017-10-06

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

Earnings estimates are expected to be $4.32, a 6% lift. That is positive, but not the kind of 15% growth rate that you are looking for in a Dollarama, etc. A great stable kind of company with a very stable dividend. There are better opportunities elsewhere.

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Robert McWhirter

President, Selective Asset Management

Price: $49.900
Owned: Unknown

2017-09-13

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

Likes the longer-term outlook, not only for the fact that in a rising rate environment insurance companies tend to benefit, but also in the way they have been able to change their business mix over the years, with an emphasis more on wealth management, pension planning and retirements. They are well positioned in the US. This is a company you can be very comfortable in owning going forward.

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Michael Sprung

President, Sprung Investment Management

Price: $46.920
Owned: Yes

2017-09-08

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

This yields in the same territory as the banks. He likes the distribution of policies and their investments better than Manulife’s (MFC-T). It has had a good run, but now seems to be stuck here. A good safe stock. 3.75% dividend yield.

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David Cockfield

Managing Director, Northland Wealth Management

Price: $46.460
Owned: Yes

2017-09-07

TOP PICK
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

All the lifecos will be benefiting from rising interest rates. The amazing thing with this company is that they were never hurt during the financial crisis and never had to cut their dividend. Trading at 11X earnings. Great presence in the US and India. At this valuation with a rising dividend and excess capital, we are undoubtedly going to see increasing share buybacks. Dividend yield of 3.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $52.)

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Lorne Steinberg

President & Portfolio Manager, Lorne Steinberg Wealth Management Inc

Price: $46.360
Owned: Yes

2017-08-10

WAIT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

He prefers Canadian banks over lifecos in Canada.  This one has a concern  with (MFS), their asset management division, which has continued to see outflows.  It is well managed and they put out an okay quarter last night.  They missed analysts’ expectations on MFS.  Let it check back another dollar or two.

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Robert Lauzon

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Middlefield Capital Corporation

Price: $47.730
Owned: Unknown

2017-08-08

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

This and Manulife (MFC-T) are both good names, and both have benefited from the anticipated rise in interest rates. They’ve lagged the banks and there is a valuation adjustment that can occur. Prefers Manulife (MFC-T) because of its opportunities in Asia.

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Lyle Stein

Sr. Portfolio & Managing Director, Vestcap Investment Management

Price: $48.690
Owned: No

2017-07-28

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

This had a negative US experience, which he sees turning around in the 2nd half. Just missed on the 2nd quarter. The Asian business is doing well being up 16%. He models them growing earnings at 7% compounded annually over the next couple of years. A little more expensive than Manulife (MFC-T), but coming much closer. Longer-term, this is fine. All things being equal, he would be buying it closer to $45.

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Greg Newman

Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management

Price: $47.630
Owned: Unknown

2017-07-26

PAST TOP PICK
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

(A Top Pick July 8/16. Up 20.25%.) He still likes this and the distribution of their business. A good, long term stock.

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David Cockfield

Managing Director, Northland Wealth Management

Price: $47.610
Owned: Yes

2017-07-24

WAIT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

It has a period of strength from September to December each year.  We are still in a downward trend and it is forming a base.  It is too early to consider it from a seasonal perspective.  Take another look in the fall.

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Don Vialoux

Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM

Price: $47.350
Owned: Unknown

2017-07-19

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

Insurance is not one of her favourite sectors. Ever since the chatter started with Manulife (MFC-T) and what they might do to offload some of the US assets, this has interested her. If she were to buy an insurance company, it would probably be Manulife today.

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Veronika Hirsch

Chief Investment Officer, Arrow Capital

Price: $47.300
Owned: No

2017-07-14

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

Canadian banks are starting to appear in his “okay to buy” list, but lifecos have not shown up yet. His ranking is 122 out of 720, but when looking at earnings and cash flow, both have been negative on a year-over-year basis.

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Robert McWhirter

President, Selective Asset Management

Price: $47.150
Owned: No

2017-07-13

COMMENT
Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF-T)

You have to believe rates are going to go up substantially over the next little while. This is not an expensive stock and has a great dividend yield. A much more complicated product than being a house insurance policy. They don’t have a presence in Asia like Manulife (MFC-T).

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Paul Harris, CFA

Portfolio Manager and Partner, Avenue Investment Management

Price: $47.010
Owned: Unknown

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