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Sun Life Financial Inc Stock Symbol: SLF-T

Last Price Recorded: $42.3500 on 2016-09-29

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2016-09-09 PAST TOP PICK Norman Levine

(A Top Pick Aug 19/15. Down 1.23%.) This needs higher interest rates to do well. It has outperformed other lifecos in that they are also in the money management business. They own MFS Financial and Sun Life Financial. Together they are a big player in the funds management business. Deemphasized their life insurance business they have in the US and are investing a lot in Asia where they are seeing a lot of opportunities and lots of growth.


Price:
$41.080
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-19 COMMENT Jason Del Vicario

Sun Life (SLF-T) or Power Financial (POW-T)? You can liken life insurance companies to a swimmer who is swimming up river as opposed to downriver, in regards to the interest rate environment. Financial companies as a whole do not do well where interest rates are generally going lower. He feels interest rates are heading even lower than what they are today.


Price:
$41.510
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN (GROWTH)
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2016-08-18 BUY Michael Simpson, CFA

Great wealth management franchises in Canada and the US.  32% of revenues come from wealth management.  It has good dividend growth so he likes it and thinks it will continue to do well.


Price:
$40.960
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Unknown
2016-08-16 COMMENT Christine Poole

Great West Life (GWO-T), Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? As a group, the insurance companies have not done very well. Of these 3, Sun Life has relatively performed the best. A lot of the difficulties they have experienced has been a function of what has happened with energy, as they all have some energy exposure. Also low interest rates are generally negative for lifecos.


Price:
$40.980
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2016-08-12 PAST TOP PICK David Cockfield

(A Top Pick July 31/15. Up 1.29%.) All the life companies seem to be under pressure. This has a reasonable dividend. They are very good in the wealth management business, and they are not in any casualty business. He avoids the casualty business like the plague.


Price:
$41.660
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
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
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