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This summary was created by AI, based on 46 opinions in the last 12 months.

Overall, experts generally have a positive outlook on Manulife Financial (MFC-T). The company has taken steps to pivot its business away from riskier liabilities and has been seeing growth in its Asian market segment. Some experts have highlighted that MFC is undervalued, with potential for long-term growth, while others have expressed concern about the company's lack of growth and limited performance over the past few years. However, it is worth noting that Manulife Financial's dividend yield, balance sheet strength, and measures to streamline operations are seen as positive attributes.

Consensus
Mixed
Valuation
Undervalued
PARTIAL BUY
Manulife Financial

Lifeco's have been out performing Canadian banks lately. Has owned shares for a long time. Strong share price lately nice to see. Solid dividend yield good for investors. Would recommend a partial position. 

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TOP PICK
Manulife Financial

Cheaper PE at 8.5x than peers, decent growth rate of 9%. Nice beat recently with Asia up 21%, EPS up 18%, ROE starting to get higher at 16.7%. Helped by rates being higher for longer. Insurance companies still better than the banks, and fund flows continue. Nice yield of 4.5%, with 8% growth.

Ideally, he'd like to buy lower. But can still buy here and it will work for your portfolio over the next 1-2 years.

(Analysts’ price target is $37.37)
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HOLD
Manulife Financial

Stock popped after got lower-return LTC off its books. Cleaning up commercial real estate used to back the LTC liabilities. If this progress continues, a strong hold.

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HOLD
Manulife Financial

Company has been range bound for ~10-15 years. Recent strength in stock price good for investors. Higher interest rates good for investors. If interest rates fall, not good for business. Would recommend holding shares. 

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Unspecified
Manulife Financial

Patience pays off but the better move has already been made. It is a slow growth company. It has some struggles with its Asian operations but has a decent dividend yield (well covered), not too expensive and is safe.

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HOLD
Manulife Financial

Debating quality of company within investment team. Sees money coming out of financial sector in Canada - going into insurance companies. Not overly positive on direction of business. If expectations for rate cuts continues - will be good for business. Would recommend investors to hold the position. 

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BUY
Manulife Financial

Transformed itself, market's recognizing that. Can confidently buy now. Pretty competitive, safe dividend yield, around 5%. Taken steps to pivot business away from riskier liabilities. Still trades at a discount.

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PAST TOP PICK
Manulife Financial
(A Top Pick Mar 31/23, Up 41%)

The moving averages are trending higher and up a new leg higher. Has great exposure to a fast-growing Asian market. Pays a 4.9% dividend and cheap at 1.5x price-to-book.

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TOP PICK
Manulife Financial

Their big product was guaranteeing a life insurance policy on stock returns. So, when the market melted down, there was a big scare. Now, the market has come back, and those policies won't lose as much. MFC used to be held up by a fortress balance sheet. 15 years later, they've grown into that balance sheet. Saw nice earnings growth in 2023 and expects it also for 2024.

(Analysts’ price target is $35.37)
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PAST TOP PICK
Manulife Financial
(A Top Pick Dec 12/22, Up 44%)

Business headed in right direction. Profitability increasing, return on equity also strong. New management has turned things around. Current yield ~5% is very stable. Interest rates not a concern - have weather rising rates well. Would continue to buy - still owns shares. 

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BUY
Manulife Financial

MFC is the name in the Insurance space that keeps working. A few years ago, it was like that cough syrup -- doesn't taste good, but it works. Insurance companies are set to outperform banks. MFC is #1, SLF #2, POW #3.

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TOP PICK
Manulife Financial

Share price up nicely - a little strong, but overall very good trends.. Excellent balance sheet strength. Capital allocation very strong the past few years. Excellent CEO. Recently selling problematic assets. Seeing rebound in Asia market. Good for shareholders in the long term. Core holding in income portfolio. 

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HOLD
Manulife Financial

Ranks a bit higher than SLF on his screens, but it's not by a significant amount. Exposure to Asia, a growing market. Yield is 4.9%, dividend should increase over time.

Some of the insurers are outperforming the banks because they're a bit more levered to falling interest rates, fewer credit concerns and loan-loss provisions. Likes banks, too.

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DON'T BUY
Manulife Financial

At best - under performer. Not the best option for investors. More Asia exposure than North America. Would prefer Sun Life. Not a good investment for long term. Don't buy. 

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BUY
Manulife Financial

Banks are a tougher story due to capital ratios and inability to grow. Instead of a bank, look to MFC or SLF.

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Manulife Financial(MFC-T) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 17

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 7

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 7

Total Signals / Votes : 31

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, 31 stock analysts published opinions about MFC-T. 17 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 7 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is . Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Manulife Financial.

Is Manulife Financial a good investment or a top pick?

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Why is Manulife Financial stock dropping?

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Is Manulife Financial worth watching?

31 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 2024-06-20, Manulife Financial (MFC-T) stock closed at a price of $35.335.