Sun Life Financial Inc

SLF-T

TSE:SLF

49.85
0.89 (1.82%)
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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TOP PICK
June 17, 2019
The insurance companies are a fairly defensive position to be in. They have significant excess capital. In the most recent quarter there was new business strain, which leads to profitability later on. This is a reasonable investment to make. (Analysts’ price target is $56.45)
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The insurance companies are a fairly defensive position to be in. They have significant excess capital. In the most recent quarter there was new business strain, which leads to profitability later on. This is a reasonable investment to make. (Analysts’ price target is $56.45)
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May 31, 2019
This is a solid stock. He did own it and took profits. He would buy back if it got to $50. A good defensive play. Good yield.
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This is a solid stock. He did own it and took profits. He would buy back if it got to $50. A good defensive play. Good yield.
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April 18, 2019
He sold it 8 months ago, but still likes it. It's come back well. Definitely the best Canadian insurer to buy, but he's backing away from Canadian financials as a whole. It's a long-term hold that pays a good dividend. They're on top of the investment markets.
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He sold it 8 months ago, but still likes it. It's come back well. Definitely the best Canadian insurer to buy, but he's backing away from Canadian financials as a whole. It's a long-term hold that pays a good dividend. They're on top of the investment markets.
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COMMENT
April 17, 2019
Insurance in a portfolio? He sold their Power Financial holding last year. Following the banking crisis it just has not recovered. It owns GreatWest Life and IGM -- neither has done well. Insurance is a better bet than banks, he thinks. He would prefer SLF-T in Canada and AFG-N in the US.
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Insurance in a portfolio? He sold their Power Financial holding last year. Following the banking crisis it just has not recovered. It owns GreatWest Life and IGM -- neither has done well. Insurance is a better bet than banks, he thinks. He would prefer SLF-T in Canada and AFG-N in the US.
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BUY
April 9, 2019

Pays a 4% dividend and trades at 1.46 book. They have been diversifyign into welath management and buying a real estate business. Asia has done very well for them, growing at double digits. Well-run.

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Pays a 4% dividend and trades at 1.46 book. They have been diversifyign into welath management and buying a real estate business. Asia has done very well for them, growing at double digits. Well-run.

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BUY
April 4, 2019
Some of the insurers have been performing decently lately. In part because you have a dividend supporting it. 3.8% dividend yield now and sustainable. He likes the space now.
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Some of the insurers have been performing decently lately. In part because you have a dividend supporting it. 3.8% dividend yield now and sustainable. He likes the space now.
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BUY
March 19, 2019
SLF vs. MFC MFC is the trading stock vs. SLF is the holding stock (more than a year). Long-term, SLF has a smooth chart, and MFC has been jumpy--but you can make money on those big swings.
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SLF vs. MFC MFC is the trading stock vs. SLF is the holding stock (more than a year). Long-term, SLF has a smooth chart, and MFC has been jumpy--but you can make money on those big swings.
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February 28, 2019
Trading at 10 x earnings with 10-1% growth. Dividend yield is 3.9%. 10% of the revenues come from Asia. Very leveraged to what happens in the equity markets. Watch where it stands to the 200-day moving average.
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Trading at 10 x earnings with 10-1% growth. Dividend yield is 3.9%. 10% of the revenues come from Asia. Very leveraged to what happens in the equity markets. Watch where it stands to the 200-day moving average.
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February 21, 2019
It should be going higher. We are seeing a period of rising interest rates which the lifecos should benefit from. There is a reverse head and shoulder pattern. It is very bullish. It should test at $51/52. Buyers are stepping in to accumulate the stock. It is poised for further upside in 20/21.
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It should be going higher. We are seeing a period of rising interest rates which the lifecos should benefit from. There is a reverse head and shoulder pattern. It is very bullish. It should test at $51/52. Buyers are stepping in to accumulate the stock. It is poised for further upside in 20/21.
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COMMENT
January 30, 2019
They've done well in recent years by being conservative and taking little risk in some of their businesses. That's resulted in good dividends and earnings that aren't as volatile as their peers. However, their growth isn't as strong. Asian has been a bright spot for them. Overall, it's a decent company and it's safe in a volatile market, but this isn't the highest growth stock around.
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They've done well in recent years by being conservative and taking little risk in some of their businesses. That's resulted in good dividends and earnings that aren't as volatile as their peers. However, their growth isn't as strong. Asian has been a bright spot for them. Overall, it's a decent company and it's safe in a volatile market, but this isn't the highest growth stock around.
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January 18, 2019
Is China hurting MFC-T? He owned MFC-T going into the 2008 crisis. But when the management announced they had taken on undue risk, he exited. They have never really reemerged from this. They were too exposed to equity markets back then, and decided to exit equities just as the market rallied to all time highs. He thinks there are better opportunities out there -- like SLF-T.
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Is China hurting MFC-T? He owned MFC-T going into the 2008 crisis. But when the management announced they had taken on undue risk, he exited. They have never really reemerged from this. They were too exposed to equity markets back then, and decided to exit equities just as the market rallied to all time highs. He thinks there are better opportunities out there -- like SLF-T.
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January 17, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 15/18, Down 5%) They are expanding insurance operations in Asia. They have excess capital of $2.3 billion. They could do an acquisition or buy back shares. Extremely well run so he continues to like it and hold it.
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(A Top Pick Dec 15/18, Down 5%) They are expanding insurance operations in Asia. They have excess capital of $2.3 billion. They could do an acquisition or buy back shares. Extremely well run so he continues to like it and hold it.
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COMMENT
December 21, 2018
Had been best performing Canadian lifeco. But it's fallen out of bed, nothing is sacred in this market. Support around $40, and it's close now. Will probably bounce back, but needs to firmly break past trend line before he can call it an uptrend again.
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Had been best performing Canadian lifeco. But it's fallen out of bed, nothing is sacred in this market. Support around $40, and it's close now. Will probably bounce back, but needs to firmly break past trend line before he can call it an uptrend again.
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BUY
December 18, 2018
A trend around $56 earlier this year. The other level is the current $45 range. The market is stepping in now for all lifecos. SLF just had a sudden move bouncing up from $43 as buyers come in. The $45 level is solid.
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A trend around $56 earlier this year. The other level is the current $45 range. The market is stepping in now for all lifecos. SLF just had a sudden move bouncing up from $43 as buyers come in. The $45 level is solid.
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PAST TOP PICK
December 18, 2018
(A Top Pick Dec 06/17, Down 11%) It's declined with the market. Interest rates went up then down which hurt them.
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(A Top Pick Dec 06/17, Down 11%) It's declined with the market. Interest rates went up then down which hurt them.
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