Great West Lifeco

GWO-T

Analysis and Opinions about GWO-T

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COMMENT
October 19, 2012

Thinks it’s a good company. Has escaped some of the problems that Manulife (MFC –T) has had. He participates in this through owning Power Financial (PWF-T) which has got a pretty good dividend. There is probably still some downside risk with the lifecos.

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Great West Lifeco (GWO-T)
October 19, 2012

Thinks it’s a good company. Has escaped some of the problems that Manulife (MFC –T) has had. He participates in this through owning Power Financial (PWF-T) which has got a pretty good dividend. There is probably still some downside risk with the lifecos.

BUY
BUY
September 11, 2012

Likes the Canadian insurance sector. This company is controlled by Power Corp (POW-T). Very high quality company. Did not get into financial trouble during the financial crisis. Very secure dividend and very well run.

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Great West Lifeco (GWO-T)
September 11, 2012

Likes the Canadian insurance sector. This company is controlled by Power Corp (POW-T). Very high quality company. Did not get into financial trouble during the financial crisis. Very secure dividend and very well run.

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TOP PICK
August 27, 2012

Preferred P 5.4%. Likes that it is a non-bank financial. Represents a lot of good value.

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Preferred P 5.4%. Likes that it is a non-bank financial. Represents a lot of good value.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
June 8, 2012
He has not been in the insurance area for a while. Owns it through Power Financial.
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He has not been in the insurance area for a while. Owns it through Power Financial.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
May 29, 2012
Not one that he typically owns. They sell at a premium compared to others although they deserved it. Lately they had somewhat of a miss in the most recent quarter. If it got down around the $20 level it would be a good place to take a hard look at it. Prefers SLF and MFC.
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Not one that he typically owns. They sell at a premium compared to others although they deserved it. Lately they had somewhat of a miss in the most recent quarter. If it got down around the $20 level it would be a good place to take a hard look at it. Prefers SLF and MFC.
BUY
BUY
May 4, 2012
Just had earnings and were downgraded by one company from Outperform to a Market Perform so the stock dropped. In the lifecos, this is the one he likes. It is the conservative one. Market had been retreating for 4 or 5 days and this one had held but finally got caught in the downdraft. Good price. 5% yield and the dividend is quite safe.
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Just had earnings and were downgraded by one company from Outperform to a Market Perform so the stock dropped. In the lifecos, this is the one he likes. It is the conservative one. Market had been retreating for 4 or 5 days and this one had held but finally got caught in the downdraft. Good price. 5% yield and the dividend is quite safe.
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TOP PICK
March 30, 2012
Higher dividend than their 2 rivals, with more health insurance and a safer play. Still benefits from higher rates which he thinks are eventually coming. Looking for a target of $27-$28.
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Higher dividend than their 2 rivals, with more health insurance and a safer play. Still benefits from higher rates which he thinks are eventually coming. Looking for a target of $27-$28.
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TOP PICK
March 28, 2012
It’s about the 5% dividend yield. Very cheap. A nice core holding that is cheap.
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It’s about the 5% dividend yield. Very cheap. A nice core holding that is cheap.
BUY
BUY
March 20, 2012
Was not involved in the variable annuity business in the US, which was a disaster for others. Big markets are Canada, Ireland and England. Likes their business niche. He owns it through Power Financial.
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Was not involved in the variable annuity business in the US, which was a disaster for others. Big markets are Canada, Ireland and England. Likes their business niche. He owns it through Power Financial.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
March 16, 2012
He would invest in it though power Financial. One of the better managed life co companies.
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He would invest in it though power Financial. One of the better managed life co companies.
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TOP PICK
February 29, 2012
GWO.PR.P Series P. Has a long period, is also a perpetual. 5.40%
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Great West Lifeco (GWO-T)
February 29, 2012
GWO.PR.P Series P. Has a long period, is also a perpetual. 5.40%
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 5, 2012
Has not done well, like all of the lifecos in Canada. This is because of a concern on interest rates. Their earnings are probably the most stable of all the lifecos. Their dividend is safe.
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Has not done well, like all of the lifecos in Canada. This is because of a concern on interest rates. Their earnings are probably the most stable of all the lifecos. Their dividend is safe.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 7, 2011
Preferred D 4.45% Series 4. Has a long “Next Call/Worse Call” date.
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Great West Lifeco (GWO-T)
December 7, 2011
Preferred D 4.45% Series 4. Has a long “Next Call/Worse Call” date.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 24, 2011
Earnings profile is falling. Hit a 52-week low today. Stock prices are indicating troubled times ahead. Extremely oversold so there might be a bit of a bounce. 6% dividend.
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Great West Lifeco (GWO-T)
November 24, 2011
Earnings profile is falling. Hit a 52-week low today. Stock prices are indicating troubled times ahead. Extremely oversold so there might be a bit of a bounce. 6% dividend.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 10, 2011
In better shape than Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun (SLF-T). Earlier this year he switched from lifecos to the banks because the banks offered more transparency.
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Great West Lifeco (GWO-T)
November 10, 2011
In better shape than Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun (SLF-T). Earlier this year he switched from lifecos to the banks because the banks offered more transparency.
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