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This summary was created by AI, based on 14 opinions in the last 12 months.

Great West Lifeco (GWO-T) is a well-established and strong company in the insurance industry with a consistent track record of performance. The company has shown good client retention, decent valuation, and impressive dividend yield. Experts also highlight the potential benefits of a rising interest rate environment and the company's stable and sustainable growth. Overall, it appears to be a well-managed and solid investment option for long-term investors.

Consensus
Positive
Valuation
Fair Value
BUY
Great West Lifeco
GWO vs. POW vs. IGM

His best guess is that GWO might be the best performer of the 3. Not particularly liquid, but shouldn't be an issue for the retail investor. Insurance companies tend to do well in a rising rate environment, because it tends to discount their liabilities to a degree.

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BUY
Great West Lifeco

A strong company for a long time. He'd stick with it.

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HOLD
Great West Lifeco

It has done extremely well and has good client retention.

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BUY
Great West Lifeco

Decent valuation at 6.5x PE, very good yield of about 5.17%. Dividend yield remains stable and sustainable, growing about 3-4%. Higher interest rates are benefitting. Low beta, about 90% of the TSX. 

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DON'T BUY
Great West Lifeco
GWO vs. AGF.B

His preference is for quality. He likes POW, which owns GWO, for dividend growth and share buybacks. AGF.B might have higher return potential because it's smaller with more volatility, but POW will give him a higher Sharpe ratio over the long term because it's not as volatile. 

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DON'T BUY
Great West Lifeco

Prefers the banks to the lifecos, of which he owns none. Lifecos have been sluggish growers. It yields 6%, but share appreciation is better among banks. Other lifecos have overseas operations and therefore more growth.

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HOLD
Great West Lifeco

Done well, 52-week high today. Nice yield of 5.15%. Growth probably mid-high single digits. Somewhat diversified. Prefers MFC, as it's cheaper on price to book and is more diversified, plus Asian exposure gives it more growth potential. Insurers usually do well in this type of environment. Nothing wrong with it.

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HOLD
Great West Lifeco

Great company that is well run.
Does not own shares - instead owns parent company - Power Corporation of Canada.
Only provides exposure to insurance industry.
Safe bet for the long term otherwise. 

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BUY
Great West Lifeco

Lifecos invest the premiums they receive and are now getting better long term returns of 5 to 6% on bonds that used to pay only 2%. Therefore revenues on premiums have gone up a lot but the market hasn't recognized this yet leading to these companies being under-valued.

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DON'T BUY
Great West Lifeco

Are underperforming and trades at a premium to peers with slower growth. Power Corp is better and cheaper. Prefers lifecos to banks.

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BUY
Great West Lifeco

Fantastic dividend yield @ ~5%.
Very strong company with excellent fundamentals.
Good price to buy at for long term investor.

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BUY
Great West Lifeco

Operates under a number of different brands. Note that POW owns about 70% of shares. Growth can be slower than peers, but a steady earner with impressive dividend yield of 5.4%. Trades at a single-digit multiple. Buy and hold for the long term. Very well managed.

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BUY
Great West Lifeco

Very well run life insurance and wealth management. Very nice dividend, low price multiple. Buying this instead of POW lets you eliminate the holding company variability. The fewer moving parts the better.

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WEAK BUY
Great West Lifeco

Dividend probably safe. Prefers the diversification with POW. Nothing against it, but he'd buy SLF and MFC ahead of this one. Fairly well managed and well capitalized. Good yield.

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PAST TOP PICK
Great West Lifeco
(A Top Pick Feb 16/22, Down 3%)

Inexpensive at 9-10x earnings. Fantastic dividend yield, almost 6%. Peers are pursuing EMs. GWO is doing the opposite, focusing on mature markets. Very well run. Conservative, nice total return.

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Great West Lifeco(GWO-T) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 10

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 3

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 3

Total Signals / Votes : 16

Stockchase rating for Great West Lifeco is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Great West Lifeco(GWO-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Great West Lifeco stock symbol?

Great West Lifeco is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol GWO-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (GWO-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:GWO or GWO-T

Is Great West Lifeco a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 16 stock analysts published opinions about GWO-T. 10 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 3 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is . Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Great West Lifeco.

Is Great West Lifeco a good investment or a top pick?

Great West Lifeco was recommended as a Top Pick by on . Read the latest stock experts ratings for Great West Lifeco.

Why is Great West Lifeco stock dropping?

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Is Great West Lifeco worth watching?

16 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Great West Lifeco In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Great West Lifeco stock price?

On 2024-02-28, Great West Lifeco (GWO-T) stock closed at a price of $41.76.