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Sun Life Financial Inc Stock Symbol: SLF-T

Last Price Recorded: $41.7000 on 2015-07-01

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2015-06-25 PAST TOP PICK Stan Wong

(A Top Pick June 24/14. Up 14.76%.) With better equity markets and rising bond yields, the life insurers will do well. They have a balanced approach in terms of growth by investing in North America and at the same time getting into emerging markets.


Price:
$42.950
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-06-22 BUY Peter Brieger

He likes the life companies.  They have been doing better.  Higher interest rates are helpful and if we get into better stock markets that too will help. SLF-T are in the far east and he thinks they will do well. Not his prime choice, but he does like it.


Price:
$41.770
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-06-11 WAIT Ross Healy

You want to be in this sector in the fall when interest rates go up.  Technical resistance at the $44 area.  If interest rates go up he sees $54.


Price:
$42.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2015-06-09 COMMENT Christine Poole

She likes the insurance sector. Her preferred play is Manulife (MFC-T), but there is nothing wrong with Sun Life. She likes the Asian exposure of Manulife, and they have done some interesting acquisitions over the last year.


Price:
$41.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-06-01 HOLD Bruce Campbell (1)

In the lifecos, this one has the highest yield, but he thinks the total return is better under Manulife (MFC-T) and Power Financial (PWF-T). This one is a good hold.


Price:
$39.870
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-05-11 PAST TOP PICK Ryan Bushell

(Top Pick Jun 5/14, Up 10.22%) He likes the higher dividend yield.  Just did their first dividend increase since 2008.  Their core life insurance business allows them expansion into other areas of the industry.  You want to be in it ahead of the interest rate hike curve.


Price:
$40.950
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (DIVIDENDS)
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-04-27 COMMENT Peter Brieger

Statistically this is slightly cheaper and slightly more attractive than Manulife (MFC-T). However, Manulife have been acquiring new businesses. They are going to have a 15 year tie-in to a major financial distributor in Asia. Sun Life has had a few problems, but they are turning that around. The focus for them is the growth of the private wealth business.


Price:
$39.330
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2015-03-20 BUY Norman Levine

The attraction is that there are two real businesses:  The money management side and the insurance side.  Life insurance companies will be beneficiaries if and when interest rates go up. 


Price:
$40.880
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on EUROPE
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-25 BUY Michael Sprung

Right now there is a real dynamic trade-off between this company and Manulife (MFC-T). He owns both companies. With this one, you have a company with a slightly higher yield. Their last quarter had some disappointing elements because of their US subsidiary. They are well exposed to the US market. Much of their product is much less dependent on interest rates and equity markets. He thinks there is room to own both.


Price:
$38.740
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-13 COMMENT Brendan Caldwell

Doesn’t have much in the way of lifecos in his portfolios, which has been good up until now, but life insurance companies have the ability, unlike any other companies, to make money when interest rates go up. This really, really helps them. Part of the reason they have underperformed in the last while is because interest rates have been low, gotten lower, and then got lower than anybody thought possible. The surprise rate cut from the bank of Canada hasn’t helped. Should we see periods of A) higher rates and B) higher stock markets, this company is leveraged to benefit from that. If there is a change in the direction of these 2 things, that is where you want to be.


Price:
$38.980
Subject:
CANADIAN VALUE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2015-02-12 BUY Lorne Steinberg

Stock vs. Stock.  MFC-T vs. SLF-T.  MFC-T has 10% earnings growth for the next couple of years and SLF-T is a little less than that.  Times like this are a buying opportunity.


Price:
$39.230
Subject:
Deep Value Global Equities
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2015-01-28 COMMENT Fabrice Taylor

Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun Life (SLF-T)? Both of these companies pay decent dividends in the 3%-4% range, but the business doesn’t seem to grow very much. They don’t do very well in a low interest rate environment. He would rather do something else with his money. Not his kind of investment.


Price:
$38.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2015-01-16 COMMENT Kash Pashootan

After 2008, the Canadian insurance companies have become more conservative and defensive in terms of their practices. They spent a good few years after 2008 playing defence, and now for the 1st time, they are slowly starting to play offense. This one is a good name, but he prefers Manulife (MFC-T).


Price:
$37.470
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE - DIVIDEND
Bias:
DEFENSIVE
Owned:
Unknown
2015-01-16 TOP PICK Ryan Bushell

Stock has been performing pretty well. Came off recently with the recent interest rate move. 10 year rates to the downside hurts insurers short term. Longer-term he believes that interest rates will rise, which will benefit these companies. Also, with demographics being the way they are, there is more demand for financial and retirement products, and insurance companies are good with these types of products. Expects them to continue having good growth. Their division in the US is doing well on the asset management side. Yield of 3.84%.


Price:
$37.470
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (DIVIDENDS)
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-01-09 BUY Andy Nasr

Has liked the insurers better than the banks over the last year, especially if you think interest rates are gradually going to move up. A great stock to own if you want a very steady dividend. Insurance companies try to match their assets and their liabilities. If you have rising interest rates their liabilities are shrinking, and if equity markets are rising, their assets are increasing. This is a good time to own them. This one also has a very significant stake in wealth management in Canada, which he thinks you will see do quite well eventually. Balance sheet is in really good shape. There might be a dividend bump down the road.


Price:
$40.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & REITs
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
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