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Manulife Financial Stock Symbol: MFC-T

Last Price Recorded: 22.2800 on 2014-07-31 21:41:16

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2014-07-31 BUY Greg Newman

Trading at a Price to Book of around 1.4% and is on track for its 2016 targets, and he sees them growing their annual compound growth rate and operating earnings at 19% over the next 2 years. This is a name for the future.


Price:
$22.280
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-28 COMMENT Peter Brieger

Stock vs. Stock.  MFC-T vs PWF-T.  He likes both and holds neither.  His preference is MFC-T at this point, but insurance companies could be impacted by interest rates staying low for a long time.


Price:
$22.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-07-18 COMMENT Mohsin Bashir

One of those companies that can benefit from a rising interest rate environment. The only thing that has kept him away from this company has been the comparison of its valuation multiple relative to the multiple of the banks. The banks actually work out cheaper. While interest rates are still low, there is more leverage to generate more cash flows from a bank than a company like this.


Price:
$22.060
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2014-07-09 HOLD Benj Gallander

There are 2 major things that make insurance companies move upwards. One is an increase in interest rates, which he thinks is in the not too distant future. The other is stock prices and stock markets going up. This is a good time for this company. Tremendous restructuring a few years ago. Pays a lovely dividend. If he owned, he would wait for at least $25-$30 before Selling.


Price:
$21.670
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2014-07-03 BUY Brian Acker, CA

The markets are liking the balalnce sheet.  Model price is $26.35, an upside of 23%.  Thinks it goes to $26.  SLF-T is right at his model price so he prefers MFC-T.


Price:
$21.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-02 COMMENT David Cockfield

Have been doing very well and have turned the ship around, but he is not happy that 35% of their actual earnings are coming out of the Orient, mainly China. He gets nervous about companies that have a lot of money coming from foreign sources. Would rather that people make their money in Europe or North America.


Price:
$21.430
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
DEFENSIVE
Owned:
Unknown
2014-06-30 COMMENT Bill Carrigan

TSX Financials are beginning to peak. This is a component of that group. The 3-year comparison chart, between this and the financials, showed that the company started to close the gap in 2012, and ran close together in 2013-2014. A one-year view showed that it was quite choppy from January to April, and Manulife broke down below the TSX financials and is starting to work lower. Be cautious.


Price:
$21.210
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2014-06-18 HOLD Rick Stuchberry

Rotate out of this and into TD (TD-T)? He wouldn't. Because the banks have had such a wonderful move here, he expects there will be some catch up out of the lifecos. If you can see the Asian market improving, and he does, this company has a big exposure there. It should catch up in the next few quarters, and he thinks the banks will more or less go sideways. He owns both.


Price:
$21.030
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & iNTERNATIONAL ADR's
Bias:
BULLISH on EMERGING MARKETS
Owned:
Yes
2014-06-17 COMMENT Ross Healy

His FMV calculation should carry quite a bit higher, perhaps as high as $32. Ran into some overhead resistance at about $21.50. He has a fairly safe target of about $26. This is safe and can give you more from here.


Price:
$20.900
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-06-17 BUY Christine Hughes

It is trying to become less sensitive to rates. Remember that in the 2nd half of the business cycle, rates tend to rise, which means financials make more money. Lifecos this year have really lagged and she thinks this is going to reverse and they’re going to do really well.


Price:
$20.900
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-06-16 TOP PICK Michael Sprung

So dramatically turned itself around in terms of de-risking its balance sheet.  It has one of the strongest capital ratios in the business.  It has done a good job in growth of wealth management.  Was hated because they cut their dividend.


Price:
$20.490
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-06-13 PARTIAL SELL Bill Carrigan

Using a chart to compare this to its peers (XFN-T), it shows it has outperformed from mid-2012 until late 2013. We are now seeing a period of underperformance. If you are in this one, you should reduce.


Price:
$20.490
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-06-09 PAST TOP PICK Andy Nasr

(A Top Pick June 14/13. Up 36.23%.) Feels that a year from now, this could be $25-$26 pretty easily. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$20.830
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & REITs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-06-05 BUY Andrew Hamlin

Should be a core holding for a number of people.  Hedge against rising rates.  There is a great asset management angle to them and they get some strong fund flows.  Okay dividend, but it won’t go up any time soon.  If rates go up it will be a benefit. 


Price:
$20.760
Subject:
GROWTH & INCOME
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-06-03 COMMENT Christine Poole

All lifecos had a pretty good year last year, but have pulled back this year. They’ve kind of underperformed the financial services space. Valuations got a bit ahead of themselves. These companies typically do better when bond rates are rising. Rates have pulled back. On her Watch List. She sees better earnings and dividend growth momentum from Canadian banks.


Price:
$20.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
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