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Sun Life Financial Inc Stock Symbol: SLF-T

Last Price Recorded: $43.0200 on 2016-07-29

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2016-07-18 COMMENT Kash Pashootan

This pays about 3.7% dividend yield, and is trading at about 11-12X PE. Canadian banks give you a similar valuation and also pay a higher dividend. He finds Canadian banks are more attractive.


Price:
$42.740
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-07-15 HOLD Michael Sprung

Relative to the banks, insurance companies are relatively good buys. However, he would prefer Manulife (MFC-T), which you can get at a discount to BV. Sun Life is trading at around 1.4X BV. Sun Life’s core growth is over 10%, largely due to their expanding footprint in US group insurance. They have a wonderful asset in the US, MFS, which is a great financial company. Yielding around 3.8%.


Price:
$42.500
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-07-12 COMMENT Bruce Campbell (1)

Has a decent amount of business that is impacted by 1% interest rates, so you are getting squeezed. Has a wealth management business in the US which is doing okay. This has been the best performer in the last couple of years of the lifecos. If you think rates are going to go higher over the next 2-3 years, Manulife (MFC-T) will be the better one.


Price:
$42.100
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-07-08 TOP PICK David Cockfield

A well-run company, but has sold off dramatically. It has come back quite smartly, possibly because of the shutting down of the real estate holding fund in London. Dividend yield of 3.95%.


Price:
$41.050
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-06-23 COMMENT Stan Wong

Likes this. Dividend yield of about 3.67%. Compared to some of the other Canadian insurance companies, it has a very balanced mix. Has a very stable business in North America, but also has exposure to emerging markets. They have the wealth management side as well as the traditional life insurance.


Price:
$44.190
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-06-22 DON'T BUY Kash Pashootan

(Market Call Minute.) If you have to have a Lifeco, Manu Life (MLF-T) has been beaten up more and has more of its revenue coming from Asia.


Price:
$43.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2016-05-24 HOLD Andrey Omelchak

Feels the insurance sector is underappreciated and there is room for potential upside, especially relative to the banks. A solid hold for the long-term, but you have to decide whether you want to be in the insurance space or the banking space. He would be more motivated by insurance.


Price:
$45.500
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-04-01 COMMENT Allan Meyer

Sun Life or Canadian banks? He likes this on a valuation basis. The PE is similar to the banks. Free cash flow to EBITDA is something like 18%. This will be affected by interest rates more so than the banks.


Price:
$41.850
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-03-21 COMMENT John Kim

Large Canadian financial life insurance company with global operations, mostly in Canada and the US. The problem has been the yield curve, which needs to steepen, which is when all financials will do well. He owns Manulife (MFC-T) instead.


Price:
$41.900
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-03-15 COMMENT David Burrows

This is seen as having a lot of exposure to wealth management. Anything with a touch point to wealth management going through end of December-January, early February was going to have difficulty in a weak market over macro concerns. This company is doing a good job in building their business. Money is now rotating back into equities. If your view is constructive on markets, your view on this company should be there as well. This is probably okay going forward.


Price:
$41.420
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-03-10 BUY Christine Poole

She owns MFC-T.  Outflows from their funds are a headwind.  Lifecos are all attractively priced here.  She prefers MFC-T because of their 30% Asian exposure. 


Price:
$40.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2016-03-04 BUY David Cockfield

This is an insurance company that he likes. The multiple and yield are okay. Likes the way they are doing business. A good solid business. Their wealth business is doing quite well.


Price:
$40.540
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-02-29 PAST TOP PICK Ryan Bushell

(Top Pick Jan 16/15, Up 12.79%) People were playing it as a rising interest rate trade, but interest rates did not go up.  He plays it on the aging demographic and turning lump sums into monthly income.  This is his preferred pick.


Price:
$40.340
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (DIVIDENDS)
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2016-02-26 COMMENT Michael Decter

Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? A hard choice. He owns Power Financial (POW-T) which owns Great West Life (GWO-T), because he likes the additional assets they have. There is a bit of a feeling that insurers may be a better deal than banks with the banks having to shore up their loan loss provisions. Would probably rank this as a tie between the 2.


Price:
$40.650
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-02-11 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

Has stayed away from a lot of the insurance companies as he thinks dividend yields are going to remain relatively low, and they don’t make as much money. Not expensive and pays a very good dividend at about 4.2%. Trading a little bit above BV and not at a high PE multiple either. Great company, but feels you could put your money in other places.


Price:
$37.930
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
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