Sun Life Financial Inc

SLF-T

TSE:SLF

62.85
0.14 (0.22%)
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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Opinion
Expert
Chart
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
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.

Brian Madden
Price
$62.100
Owned
No
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.
Keith Richards
Price
$59.230
Owned
Unknown
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.

Norman Levine
Price
$59.530
Owned
_N/A
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.

James Telfser
Price
$59.060
Owned
Unknown
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.
Bruce Murray
Price
$60.600
Owned
Yes
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
Ryan Bushell
Price
$61.220
Owned
No
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.
Norman Levine
Price
$60.980
Owned
Yes
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.
Norman Levine
Price
$60.980
Owned
Unknown
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.
Jason Mann
Price
$59.090
Owned
Yes
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.
John Zechner
Price
$58.470
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 17, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 02/18, Up 20%) And it still looks cheap. It is so well positioned globally. Earnings are rising double digits. The dividend is growing and he thinks this will continue. They have been able to handle the low interest rate environment so well and continue to generate earnings growth.
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(A Top Pick Oct 02/18, Up 20%) And it still looks cheap. It is so well positioned globally. Earnings are rising double digits. The dividend is growing and he thinks this will continue. They have been able to handle the low interest rate environment so well and continue to generate earnings growth.
Lorne Steinberg
Price
$58.390
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
October 7, 2019

It's big growth area is in Asia. It has been a terrific performer lately. They have to invest unearned insurance premiums. With interest rates so low people are afraid. But SLF-T is a growing money management firm and that area is doing better. They raise their dividend regularly.

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It's big growth area is in Asia. It has been a terrific performer lately. They have to invest unearned insurance premiums. With interest rates so low people are afraid. But SLF-T is a growing money management firm and that area is doing better. They raise their dividend regularly.

Norman Levine
Price
$57.580
Owned
Yes
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