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Sun Life Financial Inc Stock Symbol: SLF-T

Last Price Recorded: $48.3800 on 2017-03-24

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-03-23 BUY Norman Levine

He is a big fan of lifecos.  He owns this and POW-T as well as MET-N in the US.  He likes them because he sees interest rates going up.  It has little to do with what the Fed will do.  Their profitability comes from bonds.  They have gotten much bigger in the money management business.


Price:
$48.360
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-17 TOP PICK Michael Sprung

He likes the insurance companies in this environment. Life insurance companies tend to do particularly well in any sort of rising interest rate environment. This has significant operations, not only in Canada, but also in the US, UK and Asia. Very well positioned to increase their ROE over the next couple of years. They have a target of 12%-14% ROE, which he believes they’ll be able to achieve. Dividend yield of 3.4%. (Analysts’ price target is $54.)


Price:
$49.270
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-09 TOP PICK Stan Wong

With 40% of its revenues coming from the US, this will benefit from proposed deregulations and tax reforms. Rising interest rates will help this. Lifecos will also benefit from aging demographics. Dividend yield of 3.39%, which he estimates to grow by about 10% a year for the next few years. Trading at 12X forward PE, which is pretty cheap. (Analysts’ price target is $54.)


Price:
$49.400
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-03 BUY David Cockfield

Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun Life (SLF-T)? He has a long-term bias that favours Sun Life. It has just come back recently. Anywhere under $50, and you can accumulate the stock.


Price:
$48.740
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-24 BUY on WEAKNESS Bill Shaw

He owns this for several reasons. They have the US asset management business, and the US markets have been doing well, so that bodes well. Extraordinarily well managed. In terms of product offerings, they are better than some of their competitors. Profits have been up over the past year. Reasonable yield. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$48.210
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & REITS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-23 WEAK BUY Brooke Thackray

SLF-T vs. MFC-T.  SLF-T has done well, and then pulled back recently.  He would prefer MFC-T.  The life insurance companies would be a slight preference over the banks.


Price:
$48.700
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-21 COMMENT Alex Ruus

Doesn’t own any insurers. However, long term, the Canadian insurers have been good businesses and have done quite well. Trying to figure out earnings, etc. is very difficult. A lot of these big financial institutions are big black boxes, and you don’t really know what is inside. In financial investments, you are probably better off with US financials.


Price:
$49.080
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Christine Poole

MFC vs. SLF-T (Market Call Minute) MFC-T is her preferred because it is at a lower multiple.  They can improve their ROE and garner a higher multiple.


Price:
$49.890
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-16 BUY on WEAKNESS David Baskin

He has nothing against them.  He prefers POW-T.  SLF-T should benefit from higher interest rates.  A 5% dip may be a buying opportunity.


Price:
$49.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2017-02-13 PARTIAL SELL John Zechner

Lifecos? He owns Sun Life (SLF-T) and Manulife (MFC-T). The problem with life insurance companies, especially when interest rates are getting so low and negative, how do you fund long-term liability? That has been a conundrum. When there started to be a turn in interest rates, suddenly lifecos became more interesting investments, and he added to his holdings. Because of the big move, he has taken a bit of money out recently. He likes their growth, but valuations are at the higher end and expectations of higher interest rates are a little too bullish. He would recommend that you take some profits like he did.


Price:
$52.180
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-10 PAST TOP PICK Norman Levine

(A Top Pick Feb 3/16. Up 39.57%.) This is one of those companies that has benefited greatly by an increase in interest rates. Also, they have become very big in the money management business in the US.


Price:
$51.650
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-03 PAST TOP PICK David Cockfield

(A Top Pick Dec 4/15. Up 18.16%.) One of the best managed life companies. They are in the UK, the US and they have some far East stuff.


Price:
$50.570
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-03 TOP PICK David Cockfield

Good management. If this gets under $50, it would definitely be on his list. Dividend yield of 3.32%. (Analysts’ price target is $54.82.)


Price:
$50.570
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-01 HOLD Michael Sprung

He likes insurance companies right now. In an environment where we are more likely to see interest rates going up, insurance companies generally do very well. You want the ones that are geographically diversified and product diversified. All of them have really gone the other way for the last few years to de-risk their balance sheets and come up with more products that are less market sensitive. This one is a little bit pricier at the moment, but does pay over a 3% dividend. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$51.070
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-26 TOP PICK Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

This has been consolidating, and it comes back to all the rising rate situation. He has been reading that under the Trump administration, if there is a corporate tax cut of 20%, this company’s exposure could result in a 6%-10% rise in earnings. Dividend yield of 3.22%. (Analysts’ price target is $54.63.)


Price:
$52.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
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