Manulife Financial

MFC-T

TSE:MFC

25.77
0.33 (1.26%)
Manulife Financial Corporation is a Canadian multinational insurance company and financial services provider headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Analysis and Opinions about MFC-T

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BUY
BUY
March 4, 2021
People were worried about low interest rates and asset write downs. These haven't happened. Diversified business model. Environment is very strong for them, especially in Asia. Expects dividend increases. Not an expensive price to book value.
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People were worried about low interest rates and asset write downs. These haven't happened. Diversified business model. Environment is very strong for them, especially in Asia. Expects dividend increases. Not an expensive price to book value.
BUY
BUY
February 25, 2021

MFC vs. SLF With increasing interest rates, either makes a lot of sense right now. He owns SLF. With MFC, you get about twice the exposure to the Asian market. SLF has more exposure to Canada. MFC has more beta, higher dividend, a bit cheaper. With the Asian recovery, MFC could perform a bit better. SLF gives you more stability. SLF yield is 3.5%. MFC yield is 4.5%

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February 25, 2021

MFC vs. SLF With increasing interest rates, either makes a lot of sense right now. He owns SLF. With MFC, you get about twice the exposure to the Asian market. SLF has more exposure to Canada. MFC has more beta, higher dividend, a bit cheaper. With the Asian recovery, MFC could perform a bit better. SLF gives you more stability. SLF yield is 3.5%. MFC yield is 4.5%

BUY
BUY
February 22, 2021
They are participating in the positive sentiment on reopening. There is still upside to this whole group. She thinks this one will continue to trade higher with the broader group.
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February 22, 2021
They are participating in the positive sentiment on reopening. There is still upside to this whole group. She thinks this one will continue to trade higher with the broader group.
BUY
BUY
February 19, 2021
An attractive choice right now. They are starting to get over their legacy business and are trying to sell it. They have had a few good quarters. Their book value is growing since it will garner a higher valuation. Return on equity will start to improve with higher earnings. Likes their Asian presence.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
February 19, 2021
An attractive choice right now. They are starting to get over their legacy business and are trying to sell it. They have had a few good quarters. Their book value is growing since it will garner a higher valuation. Return on equity will start to improve with higher earnings. Likes their Asian presence.
BUY
BUY
February 3, 2021
Strong Asian business. If we see a couple of quarters with traction, pretty conceivable to see a 3-handle on the stock. Management doing a good job cleaning up US legacy businesses. Wealth management doing quite well. Price doesn't reflect full value of the company.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
February 3, 2021
Strong Asian business. If we see a couple of quarters with traction, pretty conceivable to see a 3-handle on the stock. Management doing a good job cleaning up US legacy businesses. Wealth management doing quite well. Price doesn't reflect full value of the company.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 22, 2021
(A Top Pick Jan 30/20, Down 4%) They have been so desperate for a steepening yield curve. Stocks have already started to respond to this. Buying this with a dividend of 4%+ dividend yield. They are poised to rebound.
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January 22, 2021
(A Top Pick Jan 30/20, Down 4%) They have been so desperate for a steepening yield curve. Stocks have already started to respond to this. Buying this with a dividend of 4%+ dividend yield. They are poised to rebound.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 18, 2021
There will be tremendous volatility with rallies when the yield curve steepens and then being hammered when the curve flattens. You must be disciplined for lifecos. Interest rates will not go up and normalize in a 5-year timeframe. Buy the dips but do not buy in strength.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
January 18, 2021
There will be tremendous volatility with rallies when the yield curve steepens and then being hammered when the curve flattens. You must be disciplined for lifecos. Interest rates will not go up and normalize in a 5-year timeframe. Buy the dips but do not buy in strength.
BUY
BUY
January 13, 2021

MFC vs. GWO Likes Great West in his portfolio because of its strong yield of about 4.76%. MFC dividend is 4.63%. Both have performed well since March 2020. Quite similar. MFC provides more foreign exposure, especially Asia. Insurers are doing well now, and benefit from steepening yield curves.

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January 13, 2021

MFC vs. GWO Likes Great West in his portfolio because of its strong yield of about 4.76%. MFC dividend is 4.63%. Both have performed well since March 2020. Quite similar. MFC provides more foreign exposure, especially Asia. Insurers are doing well now, and benefit from steepening yield curves.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 11, 2021
(A Top Pick Jan 07/20, Down 6%) COVID-19 had as much to do with the decline as anything, he suspects. The earnings projections from a year ago have hardly budged, so the intrinsic value has held up nicely. If interest rates moved higher in the next year, the banks and other financials will get help in their profitability.
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January 11, 2021
(A Top Pick Jan 07/20, Down 6%) COVID-19 had as much to do with the decline as anything, he suspects. The earnings projections from a year ago have hardly budged, so the intrinsic value has held up nicely. If interest rates moved higher in the next year, the banks and other financials will get help in their profitability.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 11, 2021
See his Past Top Picks. The stock is cheap and is close to breaking out technically. (Analysts’ price target is $24.37)
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January 11, 2021
See his Past Top Picks. The stock is cheap and is close to breaking out technically. (Analysts’ price target is $24.37)
BUY
BUY
December 22, 2020
The whole sector will benefit huge if interest rates and the yield curve rise. If so, MFC could outperform the sector. Financials have lagged, but will do very well in the future. Good growth from Asia for MFC. He expects dividend increases. The valuation is lower than peers now.
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December 22, 2020
The whole sector will benefit huge if interest rates and the yield curve rise. If so, MFC could outperform the sector. Financials have lagged, but will do very well in the future. Good growth from Asia for MFC. He expects dividend increases. The valuation is lower than peers now.
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WAIT
December 10, 2020
Not just that interest rates are low, long-term assets CAP rate has come down. All the lifecos are having trouble getting a return on investments. Tremendous bargains with low multiples and less than book value, but maybe not quite yet.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
December 10, 2020
Not just that interest rates are low, long-term assets CAP rate has come down. All the lifecos are having trouble getting a return on investments. Tremendous bargains with low multiples and less than book value, but maybe not quite yet.
BUY
BUY
December 3, 2020

Financials as a group will have a tailwind. This one's attractive. Worthwhile place to look. He'd be a buyer of Sun Life, which he owns.

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December 3, 2020

Financials as a group will have a tailwind. This one's attractive. Worthwhile place to look. He'd be a buyer of Sun Life, which he owns.

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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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
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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Manulife Financial(MFC-T) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 28

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 8

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 5

Total Signals / Votes : 41

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, 41 stock analysts published opinions about MFC-T. 28 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 5 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is BUY. 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 Paul Harris, CFA on 2021-03-04. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Manulife Financial.

Why is Manulife Financial stock dropping?

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Is Manulife Financial worth watching?

41 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 2021-03-04, Manulife Financial (MFC-T) stock closed at a price of $25.77.