Manulife Financial

MFC-T

TSE:MFC

25.79
0.80 (3.01%)
Manulife Financial Corporation is a Canadian multinational insurance company and financial services provider headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 18, 2020
They're definitely in China, but he doesn't know their exposure now. The really challenge is an aging population and a system that doesn't manage chronic diseases well. Be careful with Manulife, but also all insurers.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
February 18, 2020
They're definitely in China, but he doesn't know their exposure now. The really challenge is an aging population and a system that doesn't manage chronic diseases well. Be careful with Manulife, but also all insurers.
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 31, 2020
He stills likes Sun Life better. He's concerned about the emphasis that Manulife has put on Far Eastern growth they anticipate. Manulife has a checkered history of surprising on the down-side, whereas Sun Life is more predictable. Sun Life has good presence in North America.
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January 31, 2020
He stills likes Sun Life better. He's concerned about the emphasis that Manulife has put on Far Eastern growth they anticipate. Manulife has a checkered history of surprising on the down-side, whereas Sun Life is more predictable. Sun Life has good presence in North America.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 30, 2020
The Canadian stock market has massively under-performed the US for the last decade. MFC-T has under-performed the insurance sector and recovered from all of its miss-steps. It is trading at 10 times earnings, with share buy-backs and debt reduction. (Analysts’ price target is $30.80)
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
January 30, 2020
The Canadian stock market has massively under-performed the US for the last decade. MFC-T has under-performed the insurance sector and recovered from all of its miss-steps. It is trading at 10 times earnings, with share buy-backs and debt reduction. (Analysts’ price target is $30.80)
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 21, 2020

MFC vs. RY MFC shows a nice uptrend, but facing long-term resistance. It's overbought, so enter around $26 during a sell-off. RY's chart is moderately positive with short-term resistance around $110. Not much upside at the current $107. Enter at $102-103.

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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
January 21, 2020

MFC vs. RY MFC shows a nice uptrend, but facing long-term resistance. It's overbought, so enter around $26 during a sell-off. RY's chart is moderately positive with short-term resistance around $110. Not much upside at the current $107. Enter at $102-103.

BUY
BUY
January 14, 2020
Why is this trading at $27 when it should be over $30? MFC is transitioning. Insurance is a very long-tail businesses with products that need a lot of time to pay off (insurance policies). Their wealth management business in Asia is strong. It's been a long haul for MFC, going back to the Great Recession, and have been making slow progress. They are growing their book value. If things continue, they will grow their earnings and generally improve. She's happy to hold it. They're quarterly results are becoming consistent which will drive the stock. Pays a 3.6% yield.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
January 14, 2020
Why is this trading at $27 when it should be over $30? MFC is transitioning. Insurance is a very long-tail businesses with products that need a lot of time to pay off (insurance policies). Their wealth management business in Asia is strong. It's been a long haul for MFC, going back to the Great Recession, and have been making slow progress. They are growing their book value. If things continue, they will grow their earnings and generally improve. She's happy to hold it. They're quarterly results are becoming consistent which will drive the stock. Pays a 3.6% yield.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 14, 2020
Not a quality growth company. MFC is too hard for him to figure out. He'd rather buy a Canadian or American bank like National Bank.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
January 14, 2020
Not a quality growth company. MFC is too hard for him to figure out. He'd rather buy a Canadian or American bank like National Bank.
BUY
BUY
January 9, 2020

MFC vs. SLF When he values lifecos, it's on price to book, dividend yield, or price to earnings, rather than price to cash flows. Sun Life trades at a premium. His preferred lifeco is Manulife, because of a discounted valuation plus a better business overall because of its Asian business. Wealth management is also better, and getting a handle on legacy businesses.

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MFC vs. SLF When he values lifecos, it's on price to book, dividend yield, or price to earnings, rather than price to cash flows. Sun Life trades at a premium. His preferred lifeco is Manulife, because of a discounted valuation plus a better business overall because of its Asian business. Wealth management is also better, and getting a handle on legacy businesses.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 8, 2020

It hit a 52 week high yesterday. There is potential for a resolution for some of their long term holdings. They are growing in Asia, where there are higher margins. It trades at a sizable valuation discount to its peers in the space. Yield 3.63% (Analysts’ price target is $30.33)

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It hit a 52 week high yesterday. There is potential for a resolution for some of their long term holdings. They are growing in Asia, where there are higher margins. It trades at a sizable valuation discount to its peers in the space. Yield 3.63% (Analysts’ price target is $30.33)

BUY
BUY
January 7, 2020
Recent break-out Jan. 23 to mid-April is the lifecos' (and banks') seasonality. The chart is setting up for a break-out as MFC approaches its highs of early-2018. Chart looks very good, and MFC will do pretty well.
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Recent break-out Jan. 23 to mid-April is the lifecos' (and banks') seasonality. The chart is setting up for a break-out as MFC approaches its highs of early-2018. Chart looks very good, and MFC will do pretty well.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 7, 2020
Superb dividend at 3.73%. Earning have steadily been rising and yet the price hasn't budged much in past year. Its rising fair market value is a good sign and it may go higher. (Analysts’ price target is $30.33)
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Superb dividend at 3.73%. Earning have steadily been rising and yet the price hasn't budged much in past year. Its rising fair market value is a good sign and it may go higher. (Analysts’ price target is $30.33)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 6, 2020
(A Top Pick Jan 15/19, Up 33%) You never know when is going to have a good year. They had been increasing their dividend on flat performance so the yield going into last year was well over 4%. He thinks the new management team is doing the right things. It is still discounted relative to its peers. We are unlikely to see another year of 33%.
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(A Top Pick Jan 15/19, Up 33%) You never know when is going to have a good year. They had been increasing their dividend on flat performance so the yield going into last year was well over 4%. He thinks the new management team is doing the right things. It is still discounted relative to its peers. We are unlikely to see another year of 33%.
BUY
BUY
January 2, 2020
It is a good company and he thinks it is going higher. They seem to be on a bit of a roll. You could take some profits if you wanted to.
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It is a good company and he thinks it is going higher. They seem to be on a bit of a roll. You could take some profits if you wanted to.
BUY
BUY
December 31, 2019
MFC vs. CM They were late to get US exposure, which hurt them. Also, there's negativity towards CM's mortgage book. TD and RY remain the top Canadian banks, not CM. TD & RY are investing in tech, the future, which is smart. MFC: The lifecos have done well diversifying into asset management and into Asia. But with low interest rates, pricing insurance gets tougher and limits growth. You own lifecos for Asia and wealth management. Not CM, but buy TD and Royal.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
December 31, 2019
MFC vs. CM They were late to get US exposure, which hurt them. Also, there's negativity towards CM's mortgage book. TD and RY remain the top Canadian banks, not CM. TD & RY are investing in tech, the future, which is smart. MFC: The lifecos have done well diversifying into asset management and into Asia. But with low interest rates, pricing insurance gets tougher and limits growth. You own lifecos for Asia and wealth management. Not CM, but buy TD and Royal.
BUY
BUY
December 23, 2019
We had a nice little bottom from August. It is at resistance. $26 has been a resistance since early 2018. As long as the stock market goes higher, it will be good for MFC-T. He likes the insurers over the financials. He only like US financials better that Canadian insurance companies. See his Top Picks today. (Analysts’ price target is $30.00)
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
December 23, 2019
We had a nice little bottom from August. It is at resistance. $26 has been a resistance since early 2018. As long as the stock market goes higher, it will be good for MFC-T. He likes the insurers over the financials. He only like US financials better that Canadian insurance companies. See his Top Picks today. (Analysts’ price target is $30.00)
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 18, 2019

Canada has four major life insurance companies. Since the financial crisis, Sun Life aas done the best. He does not see much change at Manulife so would prefer Sun Life.

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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
December 18, 2019

Canada has four major life insurance companies. Since the financial crisis, Sun Life aas done the best. He does not see much change at Manulife so would prefer Sun Life.

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Manulife Financial(MFC-T) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 45

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 14

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 8

Total Signals / Votes : 67

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, 67 stock analysts published opinions about MFC-T. 45 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 8 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is DON'T 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 Michael Decter on 2020-02-18. 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?

67 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 2020-02-21, Manulife Financial (MFC-T) stock closed at a price of $25.79.