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Manulife Financial Stock Symbol: MFC-T

Last Price Recorded: $18.2400 on 2016-02-08

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2016-02-01 DON'T BUY Brendan Caldwell

GWO-T is worth considering also. Life Companies.  They are big beneficiaries if and when interest rates go up.  Future liabilities are discounted more in an increasing interest rate environment.  He prefers Great West Life.


Price:
$19.210
Subject:
CANADIAN VALUE
Bias:
SELECTIVELY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-29 COMMENT David Cockfield

Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? Prefers Sun Life. This company has done very well in the last little while, tidying up their financials and getting themselves out from under the equity problem they had. A problem he has is their emphasis on China and the far East.


Price:
$19.470
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-22 COMMENT Michael Simpson, CFA

Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? Both are great institutions. This one has a slightly bigger presence in Asia, which he likes, as it is a very immature market and will continue to grow. They each have good wealth management franchises. This one has had some redemptions on the institutional side, so there is a slight preference for this. Both are good companies and over time you will see dividend growth from both. Dividend yield of about 3.6%.


Price:
$18.710
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-20 COMMENT Douglas Kee

Good insurance operations in Canada and the US that throw off cash flow. They are fairly mature in the business, so it is what they do with that cash flow. It is going to expand their wealth management arm, a higher margin business, as well as investing in Asia. Asia is the biggest growth market for insurance companies. Insurance companies would benefit the most if interest rates went up.


Price:
$17.750
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-19 COMMENT David Burrows

(Market Call Minute.) Would prefer Great West (GWO-T) or to look at property and casualty in the US such as Travellers Group (?) or Fairfax Financial (FFH-T).


Price:
$18.040
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-18 WATCH John Wilson

A double from 2012.  It came off about 20-25% recently.  There is a concern on the asset side about investment of premiums and how much is invested in energy.  The second biggest part of their growth was in Asia.  Those are the headwinds.  The stock eventually will price in the energy piece.  He thinks this is starting to look a little more interesting.


Price:
$17.860
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-15 COMMENT David Driscoll

Manulife (MFC-T) or Power Financial (PWF-T)? Power financial is more into Investors Group and Great West Life. Great West is basically health benefits and the demand is there, so it is inelastic. This company is in life insurance and other things that are little bit riskier. He prefers Chubb Ltd (CB-N).


Price:
$18.040
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-14 COMMENT Stan Wong

Prefers Sun Life (SLF-T) because of the better dividend profile and being slightly more diversified. Interest rates have continued to move down, and insurers tend to move with interest rates as well as with equity markets. The dividend of 3.6% is safe. He is underweight most Canadian financials, including the insurers.


Price:
$18.820
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-13 COMMENT Bruce Campbell (2)

From a valuation standpoint, this looks pretty attractive. Trading at almost BV, so you don’t get much cheaper than that. Has a good dividend. It does bounce around a little. This might be a good place to pick it up. Ranks reasonably well in his ranking system.


Price:
$18.520
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-01-13 WAIT Zachary Curry

He looked at this in 2 areas. One is investments and the other is in their core business of selling insurance. They are having a tough time on the investment side, with corporate bond spreads widening out. This will have a short-term negative affect on insurance companies. However, their actual insurance business is quite strong. Their recent acquisition and exposure in China is quite positive. With the volatility here, there could be a better time to enter the insurance business.


Price:
$18.520
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-11 DON'T BUY Kash Pashootan

It has a better footing in China where they are becoming wealthier and older.  Their wealth management side in North America has really grown.  His pick would be Prosurance in the US.


Price:
$18.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2016-01-11 HOLD Michael Decter

This is not a bad time to consider insurance stocks. There is expanding life expectancy, which is good for the lifecos. He would favour Power Financial (PWF-T), but this company and Sun Life (SLF-T) are both good strong companies. They won’t benefit in a significant way until investment returns improve.


Price:
$18.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-07 PAST TOP PICK Michael Sprung

(A Top Pick Jan 7/15. Down 8.6%.) Has admired their restructuring since the financial crisis. They de-risked it and changed their product lines to be less market sensitive. They are expanding fairly aggressively. Current price is a compelling place to start to Buy. Basically trading at BV currently.


Price:
$18.860
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-06 PAST TOP PICK Rick Stuchberry

(A Top Pick Jan 9/15. Down 3.89%.) He is still buying this. If the yield curve can become more normalized, this will be a beneficiary in Asia.


Price:
$19.730
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & ADRs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS ON US$
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-05 DON'T BUY David Baskin

The story remains the same.  They are in the business of getting premiums, investing all that money and then eventually paying claims.  It is harder when bonds pay 1.5%.  They are now buying long term assets like real estate, but they find it hard with so many other investors buying in that space. 


Price:
$20.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
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