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Manulife Financial Stock Symbol: MFC-T

Last Price Recorded: 20.6600 on 2014-04-18 01:14:12

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2014-04-14 DON'T BUY Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

Already significantly reflecting forward revenue from increased interest rates.  If it pulled back to recent support, it would be more of a topping pattern for this one. 


Price:
$19.970
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-04-08 DON'T BUY David Cockfield

In a recovery phase and thinks it is fully priced. One of his concerns is that they have a lot of eggs in the Chinese basket. Things over there are looking at little bit on the dicey side and you are never quite sure what the government is going to do. Has a pretty reasonable dividend. Prefers Power Financial (PWF-T) which has Great West Life (GWO-T) or you could choose one of the other like companies that has a good yield. Not a bad part of anybody’s portfolio to have an insurance company.


Price:
$20.690
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
No
2014-03-27 HOLD Barry Schwartz

Has had a nice recovery. All the lifecos have done well. This is not as cheap as it was and on a Price to Book value it is not as attractive.


Price:
$21.270
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2014-03-26 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

A problem with the life insurance businesses is that it is very hard in this low interest environment for them to make money. Stock has come back because the environment is a lot better for equities which have helped a great deal. Have a very strong franchise in Asia. Would prefer to be in banks.


Price:
$21.420
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-03-21 COMMENT Norman Levine

Prefers Sun Life (SLF-T) which is a better managed company and not as leveraged. This lifeco works better when things are hopping. Had to cut its dividend, and as earnings come back, it should have room to bring them back. This is the biggest in Canada and is very big in the US where it owns John Hancock. This is where its problems came from and it is still not running as well as it should. Also, have their Asian growth market.


Price:
$21.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-03-18 WEAK BUY Jason Donville

Feels this is a Buy, but amongst the large-cap financials, it wouldn’t be his strongest. Probably CIBC (CM-T) would be his favourite. Among the lifecos, this is the best one to be with.


Price:
$20.990
Subject:
GROWTH & FINANCIALS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2014-03-17 PAST TOP PICK Gavin Graham

(A Top Pick May 31/13. Up 29.43%.) Everything is now going right for the lifecos with bond yields going up and the stock market going up. This gives you a reasonable yield and there could even be dividend increases now.


Price:
$20.830
Subject:
GLOBAL & NORTH AMERICAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-12 TOP PICK Bruce Campbell (1)

Expects interest rates to rise and the anticipation they will rise helps as far as valuation goes. Good growth (35%) in Asia. Higher rates probably give you 15% earnings growth on their core earnings. They are telegraphing dividend increases starting in about 9 months and this will help the stock a lot. Looking for $24.


Price:
$21.480
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-10 HOLD Michael Decter

Missed the run of the insurers. There is no doubt this one has had a very good run and he doesn’t see any reason it is going to suddenly come to an end. It may be flattish for a bit.


Price:
$21.380
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2014-03-05 BUY Christine Poole

Positioning in Asia is more beneficial for MFC than SLF is for long term growth.  It is about posting sustainable steady earnings growth.  They may increase their dividend, which they have not done in awhile.


Price:
$21.240
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2014-02-24 BUY Joey Mack

This is a good environment for lifecos.  Canadian lifecos are great.  He would be happy buying any of them.


Price:
$21.200
Subject:
FIXED INCOME
Bias:
CAUTIOUS on BONDS
Owned:
Unknown
2014-02-24 BUY Peter Brieger

If he was going to own a life insurance company this would be it


Price:
$21.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-02-21 BUY on WEAKNESS Colin Stewart

A big part of the outlook is dependent on interest rates.  He thinks over time they will move higher and that will be a benefit for MFC.  You might wait for a pullback because when interest rates backed off a little, these stocks did not sell off.


Price:
$21.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2014-02-20 BUY Brooke Thackray

Lifecos do well this time of year, into the spring time.  Earnings were just under expectations.  Thinks we can move up from here.  He would prefer SLF-T, however.


Price:
$21.190
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-02-14 HOLD Jim Huang

Part of the reason the stocks have been hit is because of interest rates. Interest rates will go up over the next few years, gradually and this insurance company and the others will do well.


Price:
$21.410
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
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