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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)

Last Price Recorded: $24.9300 on 2018-05-26

ON STOCKCHASE SINCE Oct 2000

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1762
Manulife Financial (MFC-T)

Last Price Recorded: $24.9300 on 2018-05-26

ON STOCKCHASE SINCE Oct 2000

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Manulife Financial


Signal Opinion Expert
TOP PICK

A play on higher interest rates. Good growth in Asian operations. The recent pullback it fell below 10x earnings. Thinks this will reach $27-28 easily.  Probably a dividend increase in 9 months.  (Analysts' price target: $29.86)

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A play on higher interest rates. Good growth in Asian operations. The recent pullback it fell below 10x earnings. Thinks this will reach $27-28 easily.  Probably a dividend increase in 9 months.  (Analysts' price target: $29.86)

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Bruce Campbell (1)

President, Campbell and Lee Inv...

PricePrice
$24.930
Owned Owned
Yes

DON'T BUY

It has traditionally seen a hard time with its share price going up.  He would not get overly attached to it.  They have passed the capital requirement for insurance companies.  3.5% dividend, 10 times PE.  But a lot of metrics are similar to the banks, which he prefers to MFC-T.

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It has traditionally seen a hard time with its share price going up.  He would not get overly attached to it.  They have passed the capital requirement for insurance companies.  3.5% dividend, 10 times PE.  But a lot of metrics are similar to the banks, which he prefers to MFC-T.

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Kash Pashootan

Sr. VP & Portfolio Manager, First Avenue Advisor...

PricePrice
$24.910
Owned Owned
No

COMMENT

They should be doing well. Interest rates are creeping higher, which should be good for them. However, they are facing higher capital requirements, which raises some concerns. This is probably what is depressing the stock price. The stock pays a decent dividend so he doesn’t mind waiting until they fix their capital structure.(Analysts’ price target is 30$)

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They should be doing well. Interest rates are creeping higher, which should be good for them. However, they are facing higher capital requirements, which raises some concerns. This is probably what is depressing the stock price. The stock pays a decent dividend so he doesn’t mind waiting until they fix their capital structure.(Analysts’ price target is 30$)

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Fabrice Taylor

Publisher, The President's Club...

PricePrice
$24.460
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY

The stock has been choppy. She's spoken to the CEO and thinks he's good. They're dealing with legacy products (long-term ones that are typical in insurance), and many of these were not priced correctly. That's an overhang. MFC had a good Q1. It enjoys 30% of its operations in Asia. It's increased its dividend. As they distance themselves from legacy products, their core earnings will grow. She expects the stock to hit high-$20s by end-2018.

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The stock has been choppy. She's spoken to the CEO and thinks he's good. They're dealing with legacy products (long-term ones that are typical in insurance), and many of these were not priced correctly. That's an overhang. MFC had a good Q1. It enjoys 30% of its operations in Asia. It's increased its dividend. As they distance themselves from legacy products, their core earnings will grow. She expects the stock to hit high-$20s by end-2018.

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Christine Poole

CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital ...

PricePrice
$24.460
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY

It went through its struggles during the financial crisis.  They have been one of the more successful companies expanding into Asia.  Their ratios are in great shape and earnings are growing in double digits.  It has become a well run business once again.

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It went through its struggles during the financial crisis.  They have been one of the more successful companies expanding into Asia.  Their ratios are in great shape and earnings are growing in double digits.  It has become a well run business once again.

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Lorne Steinberg

President & Portfolio Manager, Lorne Steinberg Weal...

PricePrice
$24.490
Owned Owned
Yes

TOP PICK

There are some concerns with its legacy portfolios. Nice growth in Asia. Trading at 8.5 times. Cheap sector at 9.5. Dividend of 3.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $30.04)

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There are some concerns with its legacy portfolios. Nice growth in Asia. Trading at 8.5 times. Cheap sector at 9.5. Dividend of 3.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $30.04)

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Greg Newman

Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Manage...

PricePrice
$23.770
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY

He's long MFC. He likes the story and is pleased by today's earnings report. The core earnings see decent growth and earnings. They are great beneficiaries of interest rates rising. They have better international diversification than other
Canadian lifecos, which enjoy attractive vauations overall.

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He's long MFC. He likes the story and is pleased by today's earnings report. The core earnings see decent growth and earnings. They are great beneficiaries of interest rates rising. They have better international diversification than other
Canadian lifecos, which enjoy attractive vauations overall.

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John Zechner

Chairman, J. Zechner & Assoc...

PricePrice
$23.450
Owned Owned
Yes

HOLD

When the economy improves and interest rates go up, insurance companies should see earnings improve.  He far prefers Sun Life (SLF-T) as MFC-T had to cut dividends during the financial crisis, but SLF-T did not.  There are some issues about the guaranteed contracts they sold, leaving speculation that higher liabilities than expected.  The dividend is okay and it has started to rise again.  It is an okay company

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When the economy improves and interest rates go up, insurance companies should see earnings improve.  He far prefers Sun Life (SLF-T) as MFC-T had to cut dividends during the financial crisis, but SLF-T did not.  There are some issues about the guaranteed contracts they sold, leaving speculation that higher liabilities than expected.  The dividend is okay and it has started to rise again.  It is an okay company

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Peter Hodson

CEO & Head of Research, 5i Research Inc....

PricePrice
$23.450
Owned Owned
No

HOLD

It'll be range-bound. Doesn't see it moving much. Sooner or later, it'll rise up to its topside, which is 5-7% higher from now. A good stock for dividend collectors. Don't expect big moves or big returns.

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It'll be range-bound. Doesn't see it moving much. Sooner or later, it'll rise up to its topside, which is 5-7% higher from now. A good stock for dividend collectors. Don't expect big moves or big returns.

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Keith Richards

Portfolio Manager, ValueTrend Wealth Ma...

PricePrice
$24.230
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY
Manulife Financial(MFC-T) 

April 26, 2018

Large life insurance in Canada. The Asian business is growing very nicely. The Hancock business in the US is not doing so well and, in his view, that is affecting the price of the stock. Still not very expensive. There is an opportunity to own this.

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Large life insurance in Canada. The Asian business is growing very nicely. The Hancock business in the US is not doing so well and, in his view, that is affecting the price of the stock. Still not very expensive. There is an opportunity to own this.

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Paul Harris, CFA

Portfolio Manager and Partner, Avenue Investment Ma...

PricePrice
$24.450
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY
Manulife Financial(MFC-T) 

April 23, 2018

It has had a bit of a pull back.  Lifecos do a bit better in a rising rate environment.  They should start to do better.  The balance sheet is in line and there is no problem there.  It is fine in here.

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It has had a bit of a pull back.  Lifecos do a bit better in a rising rate environment.  They should start to do better.  The balance sheet is in line and there is no problem there.  It is fine in here.

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Rick Stuchberry

Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Pri...

PricePrice
$24.250
Owned Owned
Yes

BUY
Manulife Financial(MFC-T) 

April 16, 2018

They just changed management from a gentleman that 'steadied the ship'.  The new one comes from managing operations in Asia.  He expects new management looking at legacy assets that have held the company back.  It is one of his primary holdings in the financial group.  He thinks they will do well in a rising interest rate environment.  They are much more present in Asia than any of the others.  It is well capitalized.

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They just changed management from a gentleman that 'steadied the ship'.  The new one comes from managing operations in Asia.  He expects new management looking at legacy assets that have held the company back.  It is one of his primary holdings in the financial group.  He thinks they will do well in a rising interest rate environment.  They are much more present in Asia than any of the others.  It is well capitalized.

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Michael Sprung

President, Sprung Investment Ma...

PricePrice
$23.460
Owned Owned
Yes

DON'T BUY
Manulife Financial(MFC-T) 

March 28, 2018

Several months ago they brought in a new CEO and has yet to see a substantive change.  He would prefer Sunlife or Great West Life instead. 

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Several months ago they brought in a new CEO and has yet to see a substantive change.  He would prefer Sunlife or Great West Life instead. 

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Michael Simpson, CFA

Senior Vice-President, Sentry Investments...

PricePrice
$23.650
Owned Owned
No

BUY
Manulife Financial(MFC-T) 

March 27, 2018

Sees little or no impact on life insurance, including MFC's Asian operations, from a US trade war. Interest rate rise will help them. They have a good international growth profile, because of Asia. Generally, the Canadian lifecos look good. MFC is one of the few Canadian financials he owns.

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Sees little or no impact on life insurance, including MFC's Asian operations, from a US trade war. Interest rate rise will help them. They have a good international growth profile, because of Asia. Generally, the Canadian lifecos look good. MFC is one of the few Canadian financials he owns.

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John Zechner

Chairman, J. Zechner & Assoc...

PricePrice
$23.670
Owned Owned
Yes

COMMENT
Manulife Financial(MFC-T) 

March 26, 2018

A good company, but the stock price has been frustrating as it's stuck in a range given the John Hancock hangover in the U.S. MFC is trying to figure out what to do with it. When interest rates rise, MFC's stock will rise. Their Asian business is another tailwind.

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A good company, but the stock price has been frustrating as it's stuck in a range given the John Hancock hangover in the U.S. MFC is trying to figure out what to do with it. When interest rates rise, MFC's stock will rise. Their Asian business is another tailwind.

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Jim Huang

President, T.I.P. Wealth Manage...

PricePrice
$24.040
Owned Owned
Unknown

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