Sun Life Financial Inc

SLF-T

TSE:SLF

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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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BUY
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.
BUY
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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WATCH
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.
BUY
BUY
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.
COMMENT
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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COMMENT
COMMENT
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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PAST TOP PICK
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.
COMMENT
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.
BUY
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.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 11, 2018
The lifecos are attractive after this correction. Solid businesses. SLF has a big U.S. asset management operation. But she prefers (and owns) MFC which has a better valuation. In the past. SLF's earnings have outgrown MFC's, but MFC's should outpace SLF's going forward. MFC trades at a discount to SLF.
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The lifecos are attractive after this correction. Solid businesses. SLF has a big U.S. asset management operation. But she prefers (and owns) MFC which has a better valuation. In the past. SLF's earnings have outgrown MFC's, but MFC's should outpace SLF's going forward. MFC trades at a discount to SLF.
BUY
BUY
December 10, 2018
SLF-T vs. MET-N. He prefers Sunlife (SLF-T). It is higher quality and more defensive. Also they are down with the sector. There is more competition in the US vs. Canada.
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SLF-T vs. MET-N. He prefers Sunlife (SLF-T). It is higher quality and more defensive. Also they are down with the sector. There is more competition in the US vs. Canada.
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PAST TOP PICK
December 10, 2018
(A Top Pick Oct 25/17, Down 6%) Still likes it. (Though, he prefers Manulife now with a lower multiple.) SLF is a good buy today than when he picked it. Lifecos will do well as interest rates rise.
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(A Top Pick Oct 25/17, Down 6%) Still likes it. (Though, he prefers Manulife now with a lower multiple.) SLF is a good buy today than when he picked it. Lifecos will do well as interest rates rise.
BUY
BUY
December 5, 2018
Largest foreign insurer in India. Great global assets, conservatively managed. Earnings growing at 12-14% for next couple of years. Premier, best run Canadian insurer. Great dividend yield and growing. Compelling investment.
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Largest foreign insurer in India. Great global assets, conservatively managed. Earnings growing at 12-14% for next couple of years. Premier, best run Canadian insurer. Great dividend yield and growing. Compelling investment.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
November 30, 2018
Reasonable dividend, though not as good as the banks. If you want a financial outside of the banks, this would be his choice in the space. Yield is just over 4%.
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Reasonable dividend, though not as good as the banks. If you want a financial outside of the banks, this would be his choice in the space. Yield is just over 4%.
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