Manulife Financial

MFC-T

TSE:MFC

22.43
0.22 (0.99%)
Manulife Financial Corporation is a Canadian multinational insurance company and financial services provider headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 2, 2020
Cheap relative to Canadian peers and to its own historic levels. Growing. Well diversified geographically. Asia is a good growth engine for them. ROE is 11%, and there are structural tailwinds to this. Yield is 5.04%. (Analysts’ price target is $24.27)
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
December 2, 2020
Cheap relative to Canadian peers and to its own historic levels. Growing. Well diversified geographically. Asia is a good growth engine for them. ROE is 11%, and there are structural tailwinds to this. Yield is 5.04%. (Analysts’ price target is $24.27)
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 25, 2020
In the "too hard" to understand pile, as there's so much going on. Stock's gone nowhere, except for the dividend. He doesn't want to own a stock just for the dividend. Banks have more tailwinds. OK as a dividend earner.
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November 25, 2020
In the "too hard" to understand pile, as there's so much going on. Stock's gone nowhere, except for the dividend. He doesn't want to own a stock just for the dividend. Banks have more tailwinds. OK as a dividend earner.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 19, 2020
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly MFC is a financial and wealth services provider that pays a strong dividend backed by a payout ratio of 56%. It trades only 8x current earnings and trades at under book-value (87%) -- good value here. We would trade this with a $17 stop-loss looking to achieve $26 -- over 20% upside. Yield 5.17% (Analysts’ price target is $25.18)
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
November 19, 2020
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly MFC is a financial and wealth services provider that pays a strong dividend backed by a payout ratio of 56%. It trades only 8x current earnings and trades at under book-value (87%) -- good value here. We would trade this with a $17 stop-loss looking to achieve $26 -- over 20% upside. Yield 5.17% (Analysts’ price target is $25.18)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 18, 2020
(A Top Pick Dec 04/19, Down 10%) All financials got hammered in Covid meltdown. Earnings and FMV held in as the stock price collapsed. Now seeing a strong recovery and should go quite a bit further.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
November 18, 2020
(A Top Pick Dec 04/19, Down 10%) All financials got hammered in Covid meltdown. Earnings and FMV held in as the stock price collapsed. Now seeing a strong recovery and should go quite a bit further.
HOLD
HOLD
November 12, 2020
Results today were in line, and they posted an investment gain. Likes the positioning in Asia, a faster growing region. Valuation of PE and price to book value very attractive. Dividend safe at these levels. Next 2-3 years, good capital upside potential. Keep holding.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
November 12, 2020
Results today were in line, and they posted an investment gain. Likes the positioning in Asia, a faster growing region. Valuation of PE and price to book value very attractive. Dividend safe at these levels. Next 2-3 years, good capital upside potential. Keep holding.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 6, 2020
A very cheap stock. However, all financials have been hammered. Once covid struck, the markets melted. Central banks cut interest rates to almost 0. Interest rate sensitive stocks have been hammered. If we get a recovery, and there is inflation, interest rates will rise and stocks like MFC will rally significantly.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
November 6, 2020
A very cheap stock. However, all financials have been hammered. Once covid struck, the markets melted. Central banks cut interest rates to almost 0. Interest rate sensitive stocks have been hammered. If we get a recovery, and there is inflation, interest rates will rise and stocks like MFC will rally significantly.
HOLD
HOLD
November 4, 2020

More horsepower in Manulife than Power Corp for a similar business. MFC has better risk/reward long-term, with a good-sized dividend while you wait.

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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
November 4, 2020

More horsepower in Manulife than Power Corp for a similar business. MFC has better risk/reward long-term, with a good-sized dividend while you wait.

BUY
BUY
October 26, 2020
It is not an expensive stock. It has almost a 6% dividend. Low interest rates put pressure on these companies. Being a global wealth manager has helped offset the insurance business with low interests. This is a nice stock to buy.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
October 26, 2020
It is not an expensive stock. It has almost a 6% dividend. Low interest rates put pressure on these companies. Being a global wealth manager has helped offset the insurance business with low interests. This is a nice stock to buy.
BUY
BUY
October 21, 2020

He owns Sun Life and Great West Life instead. Insurers have suffered. Growthier companies are getting the attention, especially in a low interest rate environment. Good value over time, but that's not in favour right now. Has recovered from the March lows. Nothing against it.

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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
October 21, 2020

He owns Sun Life and Great West Life instead. Insurers have suffered. Growthier companies are getting the attention, especially in a low interest rate environment. Good value over time, but that's not in favour right now. Has recovered from the March lows. Nothing against it.

BUY
BUY
October 20, 2020
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks The MFC trailing PE remains a low 9.6x while the forward PE is 6x. The price-to-book has stayed at 0.75x during this pandemic. The dividend yield is nearly 6% and is safe, based on a 54% payout ratio. Quarterly revenue growth YOY is 24.2%, though quarterly earnings have sunk nearly 50%. Read 3 Forgotten Undervalued Stocks: ZBRA Stock, MFC Stock and BBBY Stock for our full analysis.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
October 20, 2020
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks The MFC trailing PE remains a low 9.6x while the forward PE is 6x. The price-to-book has stayed at 0.75x during this pandemic. The dividend yield is nearly 6% and is safe, based on a 54% payout ratio. Quarterly revenue growth YOY is 24.2%, though quarterly earnings have sunk nearly 50%. Read 3 Forgotten Undervalued Stocks: ZBRA Stock, MFC Stock and BBBY Stock for our full analysis.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 8, 2020
To allocate hard-earned money to live on, rather than chasing FANGs. Trading at 6.3x. Decent 10% growth rate. Not much downside. Nice dividend. A no-brainer at these levels. Yield is 5.74%. (Analysts’ price target is $23.37)
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To allocate hard-earned money to live on, rather than chasing FANGs. Trading at 6.3x. Decent 10% growth rate. Not much downside. Nice dividend. A no-brainer at these levels. Yield is 5.74%. (Analysts’ price target is $23.37)
HOLD
HOLD
September 4, 2020
The financial complex has been hit with low interest rates that has made it harder to make money on the lending spread. The liabilities are also valued at future claims so when interest rates go down, it is a headwind. The company is doing all the right things by reducing exposure to markets and their Asian operations are doing well.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
September 4, 2020
The financial complex has been hit with low interest rates that has made it harder to make money on the lending spread. The liabilities are also valued at future claims so when interest rates go down, it is a headwind. The company is doing all the right things by reducing exposure to markets and their Asian operations are doing well.
BUY
BUY
August 21, 2020
The valuation is low with low price to book. The dividend is quite good. There is just negative sentiment around lifecos in general. The market has just not responded to what they are doing. Interest rates are likely to be low for a long time which is punitive to them.
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The valuation is low with low price to book. The dividend is quite good. There is just negative sentiment around lifecos in general. The market has just not responded to what they are doing. Interest rates are likely to be low for a long time which is punitive to them.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 13, 2020
(A Top Pick Jul 12/19, Down 10%) Good earnings, but hurt by the perception and reality of low interest rates. Trading less than 10x earnings. A bit contrarian, but still a good entry point around $20.
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(A Top Pick Jul 12/19, Down 10%) Good earnings, but hurt by the perception and reality of low interest rates. Trading less than 10x earnings. A bit contrarian, but still a good entry point around $20.
HOLD
HOLD
August 12, 2020
Undervalued, solid yield, reasonable payout ratio. Caught up in the value trade. Scores in top 2% of valuation. Will do better when yields start to rise. Will catch a bid with inflation. Don't give up on it.
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Undervalued, solid yield, reasonable payout ratio. Caught up in the value trade. Scores in top 2% of valuation. Will do better when yields start to rise. Will catch a bid with inflation. Don't give up on it.
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Manulife Financial(MFC-T) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 26

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 10

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 8

Total Signals / Votes : 44

Stockchase rating for Manulife Financial 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.

Manulife Financial(MFC-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Manulife Financial stock symbol?

Manulife Financial is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol MFC-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MFC-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:MFC or MFC-T

Is Manulife Financial a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 44 stock analysts published opinions about MFC-T. 26 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 8 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is TOP PICK. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Manulife Financial.

Is Manulife Financial a good investment or a top pick?

Manulife Financial was recommended as a Top Pick by Brian Madden on 2020-12-02. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Manulife Financial.

Why is Manulife Financial stock dropping?

Earnings reports or recent company news can cause the stock price to drop. Read stock experts’ recommendations for help on deciding if you should buy, sell or hold the stock.

Is Manulife Financial worth watching?

44 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Manulife Financial In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Manulife Financial stock price?

On 2020-12-02, Manulife Financial (MFC-T) stock closed at a price of $22.43.