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Manulife Financial Stock Symbol: MFC-T

Last Price Recorded: $20.0000 on 2014-10-21 01:14:06

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2014-10-16 COMMENT Stan Wong

He likes this. When interest rates normalize and equity markets continue to move forward, companies like this will do well. They have a huge exposure in Asia, which is a growing market. The concerns right now are about international markets, but those are short-term concerns. This is well-positioned for the long-term. Pays you well over a 3% yield with probably a 10% growth rate on that yield over the next 3 years.


Price:
$19.480
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-14 COMMENT Brian Acker, CA

The model price is $23.09, a 12% upside. It did an acquisition awhich he does not included in his balance sheet. The risk is that it could fall all the way back to $17.90. If you are a trader, that is your risk level. 3% dividend yield.


Price:
$20.280
Subject:
AGRICULTURE, DIVIDEND & FIXED INCOME
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-10 DON'T BUY David Cockfield

This is an OK situation now. He prefers Sun Life (SLF-T) or Power Financial (PFC-T). A lot of their projections to future growth are built on continuing success in China. He has a bias against that type of situation. He has watched what has happened to other companies that are operating in China. If there is ever a political problem, you get nailed.


Price:
$20.570
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2014-10-09 BUY David Burrows

Over the last year he has built a good sized position.  He focuses on wealth management.  A big percentage of their earnings come out of the US. 19% growth there last year.  It is hanging in like a champ in a down market. 


Price:
$21.080
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-08 PAST TOP PICK Michael Sprung

(A Top Pick Oct 22/13. Up 19.31%.) Trading at under 1.5X Price to Book. We could see some rising interest rates, which is always good for insurance companies. This company has a strong base of operations in the US, Asia and Canada. The wind is at their back.


Price:
$21.320
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-07 TOP PICK Christine Poole

Part of her investment thesis on this is that interest-rates are going to go up, which will help this company’s investment portfolio. The fallout from the 2008-2009 collapse is largely behind them now. The new CEO seems to be relatively more conservative than the previous one. Increased their dividend by 19% last quarter. Acquired Standard Life which will expand their presence in the low volatility business and gives him a good share in Québec. There will be some cross-selling of product later this year or early next year. Dividend yield of 2.92%.


Price:
$21.240
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-06 BUY Zachary Curry

Their recent acquisition of Standard Life to gain a foothold in Québec wasn’t a blow out acquisition and was a little expensive. With these types of companies, you are always going to get a little volatility when markets go down. He owns a bit of this company, and is somewhat constructive on it, really relating to their insurance. If you can, factor out the equity and the fixed income components and focus on what the CEO has been talking about as core, how well they are selling insurance. They seem to be doing quite well.


Price:
$21.510
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-03 BUY Bruce Campbell (1)

Likes it.  Just raised the dividend.  Next increase late 2015.  They are beneficiaries of high rates, but have the best growth in Asia (30-35%).  Prefers this to any others.  Standard Life acquisition was good even if they paid a lot.


Price:
$21.580
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-29 DON'T BUY Norman Levine

Would prefer SLF-T.  This one was over leveraged at the wrong time toward stocks in 2007/8.  They are now deleveraging themselves against interest rates at the wrong time.


Price:
$21.630
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-26 BUY Michael Bowman

Finds the banks very boring.  They just came out with earnings.  Would prefer an insurer to the banks and thinks MFC-T purchase of Standard Life does a lot for them.  It is a fantastic purchase.


Price:
$21.690
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BULLISH on OIL SERVICES COMPANIES
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-23 TOP PICK Rick Stuchberry

(A Top Pick Oct 22/13. Up 22.8%.) This pick has quite a bit to do with the expectation of higher interest rates. They are making money now and firing on all cylinders. This is a company where if you get a normalized yield curve, it doesn’t hurt them, but actually helps them. It should continue to do very well. Has a big Asian operation, which could do very, very well. Yield of 2.85%.


Price:
$21.770
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & ADRs
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-22 BUY Peter Brieger

Just recently bought it.  Sees rates going higher.  He also sees a higher stock market.  The core business has growth potential.  The stock is not expensive.  The life companies have lagged the banks.  He would own both over the long term.


Price:
$21.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-17 BUY Brian Acker, CA

Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun Life (SLF-T)? These are equal as to which one he likes. This one has a model price of $25.72, a 16% upside. You have got to love the insurance companies. 2.5 years ago they were both coming out of the blue (his strategy). He has been holding both and they are both great. Thinks they will do well.


Price:
$22.050
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US$
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-17 BUY Christine Hughes

Receipts are being offered because of the Standard Life acquisition. If the deal falls through, you will get your money back. She would buy the receipts, and upon the deal closing, you turn it into the stocks. She likes lifecos in this environment. Rate increases tend to be very good for them.


Price:
$22.050
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-16 BUY Gavin Graham

With its most recent move to buy Standard Life’s Canadian business, it raised its dividend for the first time since it halved it in 2009. Very encouraging sign. Still likely to have further dividend increases.


Price:
$22.060
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
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