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Sun Life Financial Inc Stock Symbol: SLF-T

Last Price Recorded: $52.8800 on 2017-01-20

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-01-16 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun Life (SLF-T)? As interest rates started going up, they have done well in the last little while. To him, this one is much more stable. They’ve had some restructuring going on. Although their asset management business has lost some assets, it is a very strong company and is much better than Manulife’s asset management business. They’ve had the ability to reprice some of their products which is going to help them on the margin side. With rates going up, it totally benefits them. This is a much more stable company and less volatile.


Price:
$52.510
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-05 COMMENT Douglas Kee

He owns this, but also owns a smaller position in Manulife (MLF-T). Likes both companies because the life insurance business is a cash flow machine. They have expanded into Asia, as well as into Wealth Management. Both companies will do well because of rising interest rates.


Price:
$52.240
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-21 COMMENT Rick Stuchberry

He is positive on this. As rates rise, this benefits some of the financials, but it really benefits the life companies.


Price:
$52.380
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & iNTERNATIONAL ADR's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-12-15 BUY David Driscoll

With rising interest rates, they can start matching their assets and liabilities without having to go out 50 years on the yield curve to get a 4% return. He prefers this over Manulife (MFC-T), because they have more efficient businesses and are doing a little better overseas. Dividend yield of 3.2%.


Price:
$52.120
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-12-13 COMMENT David Burrows

Great West Life (GWO-T), Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? He has quite a bit of exposure to life insurance right now through Manulife and Sun Life, and they both look very attractive. Interest rates are likely going to work their way slowly higher over the next several years. He would also consider Prudential Financial (PRU-N), which looks very attractive. The rate structure in the US is probably more bullish for the insurance companies, than the rate structure in Canada.


Price:
$51.620
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-12 COMMENT Kash Pashootan

Great West Life (GWO-T), Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? This depends on quality and size, but if you are thinking of just keeping it very safe, Manulife and Sun Life would be the 2 he would zoom in on. The biggest difference between the 2 is their global exposure. Manulife generates about 30% of its revenue in Asia, which he likes.


Price:
$51.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-12-05 WATCH Don Vialoux

The period of seasonal strength is the end of August to the end of November.  We reached the end of the period.  Momentum indicators are still positive and it is outperforming the market.  It is a good idea to take money off the table until the end of February.  If it got back to $46.50, you could buy it until the beginning of May.


Price:
$51.540
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-30 COMMENT Lyle Stein

Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? He decided to get into insurance, because rising rates are beneficial to the insurance business. It is very difficult for them to make money when rates fall, but will be a lot easier as rates go up. Feels there is a better multiple expansion on Manulife.


Price:
$51.580
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-28 COMMENT John Stephenson

(Market Call Minute.) A great time to be in financials.


Price:
$51.670
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-25 TOP PICK Ryan Modesto

This is a pick more for the exposure than the company itself. Fundamentally he thinks it is going to do very well. They are beating analysts’ estimates. Increased their dividend recently. They are also growing their US asset management business. They have exposure to growing US interest rates. As long as the fundamentals are working out, the interest rate story should also help support the shares. Dividend yield of 3.14%. (Analysts’ price target is $52.05.)


Price:
$53.490
Subject:
CANADIAN SMALL & MIDCAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-18 COMMENT Stan Wong

Sold his holdings simply because it took off from their earnings from the election. Trading at $52, with a near 80 RSI, which is overbought. He likes this longer-term, and will probably re-enter at around $48-$49.


Price:
$51.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-11-11 COMMENT Darren Sissons

Insurance companies tend to have very long annuity books and very long liability books, so if you increase interest rates, they are able to earn higher levels of income on that liability. The expectation is built in that we are going to see a lot more earnings coming off of these companies, which is causing investors to get a little ahead of themselves. The next 4-5 years is going to see a lot of upside for insurance companies, as well as for banks.


Price:
$50.740
Subject:
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-09 WEAK BUY Daniel Lloyd

It is a solid name.  He does not have a position in any of them.  But this one would be at the top of the list.  He prefers Canadian listed lifecos with US exposure.


Price:
$46.350
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
No
2016-10-06 WEAK BUY Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

The insurance sector is another one of these situations where they want a rising interest rate. This is the only insurance company that he would be interested in. The good thing is that most of the bad news and sentiment in this sector is really all priced in. You are really, truly buying it at a very, very fair democratic price, and you are just going to need the environment around it to get it going.


Price:
$43.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
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
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