Sun Life Financial Inc

SLF-T

TSE:SLF

43.71
0.40 (0.92%)
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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BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
August 9, 2018

He likes it. It is a good insurance name, trading to a premium to other insurance names out there. They are looking for acquisitions where they can add to their portfolios. Nice dividend. Rising interest rates should benefit it. They have growth in Asian.

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He likes it. It is a good insurance name, trading to a premium to other insurance names out there. They are looking for acquisitions where they can add to their portfolios. Nice dividend. Rising interest rates should benefit it. They have growth in Asian.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 1, 2018

(A Top Pick September 7/17 Up 18%) This will be a big beneficiary if the yield curve steepens. They have grown their business in Asia, the US and India. He looks for 10% earnings growth annually and further expansion of the dividend.

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(A Top Pick September 7/17 Up 18%) This will be a big beneficiary if the yield curve steepens. They have grown their business in Asia, the US and India. He looks for 10% earnings growth annually and further expansion of the dividend.

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WAIT
July 6, 2018

Buy or sell? Caught in a trading range on the chart. If it gets up to $54-55 range, sell, and then buy it back closer to $50. Not a bad yield, relatively safe. But until it shows signs of breaking out, better yields elsewhere.

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Buy or sell? Caught in a trading range on the chart. If it gets up to $54-55 range, sell, and then buy it back closer to $50. Not a bad yield, relatively safe. But until it shows signs of breaking out, better yields elsewhere.

BUY
BUY
July 5, 2018

It is the safe, steady lifeco. They are in a dividend growing mode. It is a great company to own. A company they own in the US has had redemption issues, but it is a great company to retire on.

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It is the safe, steady lifeco. They are in a dividend growing mode. It is a great company to own. A company they own in the US has had redemption issues, but it is a great company to retire on.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 4, 2018

Manulife (MFC-T) versus Sunlife (SLF-T). He owned Manulife going into the financial crisis, but became concerned about management and sold out of their holdings. When Sunlife began to fall in sympathy they bought them – focusing on the preferred shares in particular. Manulife still has some questionable assets in the US and may not know how to offload them.

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Manulife (MFC-T) versus Sunlife (SLF-T). He owned Manulife going into the financial crisis, but became concerned about management and sold out of their holdings. When Sunlife began to fall in sympathy they bought them – focusing on the preferred shares in particular. Manulife still has some questionable assets in the US and may not know how to offload them.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 11, 2018

He likes lifecos for the long haul because society is aging for longer, so the lifecos defer their payouts longer. However, profitability in this business lies in the long-term disability sector, but no company now has a competitive advantage here. Look out for the one that does by reading their reports for what they say about disability insurance management.

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He likes lifecos for the long haul because society is aging for longer, so the lifecos defer their payouts longer. However, profitability in this business lies in the long-term disability sector, but no company now has a competitive advantage here. Look out for the one that does by reading their reports for what they say about disability insurance management.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 5, 2018

Technical analysis: The buyers are still buying despite the stock hitting a top, while sellers are waiting for higher prices to sell. The buyers have more conviction than the sellers.

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Technical analysis: The buyers are still buying despite the stock hitting a top, while sellers are waiting for higher prices to sell. The buyers have more conviction than the sellers.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 30, 2018

He likes the insurance sector at this time. They are well diversified globally. They have a strong balance sheet with a large $7b excess capital position. Insurance companies tend to be more profitable when interest rates rise. Yield 3.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $57.92 )

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He likes the insurance sector at this time. They are well diversified globally. They have a strong balance sheet with a large $7b excess capital position. Insurance companies tend to be more profitable when interest rates rise. Yield 3.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $57.92 )

BUY
BUY
May 25, 2018

Likes it more than Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC-N) as it is less exposed to Asia. Yield is OK. Caught on a range now. Good on the long term, a little boring in the present time. Has taken profits recently. Low risk stock.

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Likes it more than Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC-N) as it is less exposed to Asia. Yield is OK. Caught on a range now. Good on the long term, a little boring in the present time. Has taken profits recently. Low risk stock.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 9, 2018

They are well diversified. Rising interest rates will be good for them. He would lean into the U.S. insurance space as he prefers a little more laser focus. Overall, he would favour investing in US financials, such as Schwab or E-Trade instead of insurance.

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They are well diversified. Rising interest rates will be good for them. He would lean into the U.S. insurance space as he prefers a little more laser focus. Overall, he would favour investing in US financials, such as Schwab or E-Trade instead of insurance.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 7, 2018

(A Top Pick Sep. 7/17, Up 16%) They are doing very well. Earnings grow 10%. Dividend is growing and it is still a core holding. They are not making many mistakes and are a little less risky than MFC-T, although he still holds both.

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(A Top Pick Sep. 7/17, Up 16%) They are doing very well. Earnings grow 10%. Dividend is growing and it is still a core holding. They are not making many mistakes and are a little less risky than MFC-T, although he still holds both.

BUY
BUY
May 7, 2018

A core position for him. Consistent dividend growth and it's long been reporting strong earnings. He likes their wealth management business which will benefit from Baby Boomers retiring and needing management (i.e. annuities).

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A core position for him. Consistent dividend growth and it's long been reporting strong earnings. He likes their wealth management business which will benefit from Baby Boomers retiring and needing management (i.e. annuities).

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 3, 2018

He would choose an insurer with more global scale like PRU-N. He does not dislike SLF-T but they had quite a run and PRU-N is a better opportunity.

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He would choose an insurer with more global scale like PRU-N. He does not dislike SLF-T but they had quite a run and PRU-N is a better opportunity.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 16, 2018

(A Top Pick Mar 17/17, Up 8%) He would have expected it to do better. It is very well diversified and is big in wealth management. It has growing exposure in Asia. It is well capitalized and well managed. He is staying with it.

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(A Top Pick Mar 17/17, Up 8%) He would have expected it to do better. It is very well diversified and is big in wealth management. It has growing exposure in Asia. It is well capitalized and well managed. He is staying with it.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 20, 2018

This trades at a premium (compared to Manulife) now, and historically. The gap has widened recently. They have more fee-based revenues in their business, which is preferable. He generally prefers Intact Financial for insurance investments.

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This trades at a premium (compared to Manulife) now, and historically. The gap has widened recently. They have more fee-based revenues in their business, which is preferable. He generally prefers Intact Financial for insurance investments.

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