NYSE:SLF - Sun Life Financial Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$37.45 -0.96 (-2.50 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$38.41
Today's Range$37.36 - $38.10
52-Week Range$31.49 - $43.99
Volume510,616 shs
Average Volume505,779 shs
Market Capitalization$22.41 billion
P/E Ratio9.99
Dividend Yield3.96%
Sun Life Financial Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Asia, and Corporate. It offers life, health, wellness, disability, critical illness, stop-loss, and long-term care insurance products. The company also provides mutual funds, segregated funds, annuities, and guaranteed investment products; and financial and retirement planning services, as well as pooled funds, institutional portfolios, and pension funds. It distributes its products through direct sales agents, managing general agents, independent general agents, financial intermediaries, broker-dealers, banks, pension and benefits consultants, and other third-party marketing organizations. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Life insurance



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$20.83 billion
Cash Flow$3.8136 per share
Book Value$28.76 per share


Net Income$2.25 billion


Market Cap$22.41 billion
Next Earnings Date5/14/2019 (Estimated)

Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sun Life Financial's stock symbol?

Sun Life Financial trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SLF."

How often does Sun Life Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sun Life Financial?

Sun Life Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.381 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th. This is an increase from Sun Life Financial's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. View Sun Life Financial's Dividend History.

How will Sun Life Financial's stock buyback program work?

Sun Life Financial announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, August 10th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 11,500,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Sun Life Financial's earnings last quarter?

Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 13th. The financial services provider reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.32. The financial services provider had revenue of $8.18 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.28 billion. Sun Life Financial had a net margin of 9.71% and a return on equity of 13.83%. Sun Life Financial's quarterly revenue was down 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.05 earnings per share. View Sun Life Financial's Earnings History.

When is Sun Life Financial's next earnings date?

Sun Life Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sun Life Financial.

How can I listen to Sun Life Financial's earnings call?

Sun Life Financial will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 9th at 1:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for SLF?

8 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Sun Life Financial's stock. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate Sun Life Financial's stock price to reach $54.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 44.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Sun Life Financial.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sun Life Financial?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sun Life Financial in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Sun Life Financial.

Has Sun Life Financial been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about SLF stock has trended positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Sun Life Financial earned a news impact score of 2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Sun Life Financial?

Sun Life Financial saw a decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,261,042 shares, a decrease of 36.1% from the January 31st total of 3,536,992 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 595,796 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.8 days. View Sun Life Financial's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Sun Life Financial's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Sun Life Financial own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Sun Life Financial investors own include Manulife Financial (MFC), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), AT&T (T), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Bank of America (BAC), Verizon Communications (VZ), Enbridge (ENB), Ford Motor (F), Pfizer (PFE) and QUALCOMM (QCOM).

Who are Sun Life Financial's key executives?

Sun Life Financial's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Dean Arthur Connor, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 62)
  • Mr. Kevin David Strain C.A., CPA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Kevin Patrick Dougherty, Exec. VP of Innovation & Partnerships
  • Mr. Colm Joseph Freyne CPA, CA, Exec. VP & Chief Risk Officer (Age 61)
  • Mr. Stephen Clarkson Peacher CFA, Pres of Sun Life Investment Management (Age 55)

Who are Sun Life Financial's major shareholders?

Sun Life Financial's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include TD Asset Management Inc. (3.50%), Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (2.14%), Mackenzie Financial Corp (1.45%), Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (1.43%), 1832 Asset Management L.P. (1.36%) and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (1.15%).

Which institutional investors are selling Sun Life Financial stock?

SLF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Toronto Dominion Bank, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., TD Asset Management Inc., M&T Bank Corp, APG Asset Management N.V., Cidel Asset Management Inc., Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp.

Which institutional investors are buying Sun Life Financial stock?

SLF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Mackenzie Financial Corp, Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., CIBC Asset Management Inc, Bank of Nova Scotia, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. and Intact Investment Management Inc..

How do I buy shares of Sun Life Financial?

Shares of SLF can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Sun Life Financial's stock price today?

One share of SLF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $37.45.

How big of a company is Sun Life Financial?

Sun Life Financial has a market capitalization of $22.41 billion and generates $20.83 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $2.25 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.75 on an earnings per share basis. Sun Life Financial employs 21,495 workers across the globe.

What is Sun Life Financial's official website?

The official website for Sun Life Financial is http://www.sunlife.com.

How can I contact Sun Life Financial?

Sun Life Financial's mailing address is 1 YORK STREET 31ST FLOOR, TORONTO A6, M5J 0B6. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 416-979-9966 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Sun Life Financial (NYSE SLF)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  380 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  407 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  787
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sun Life Financial and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SLF will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SLF will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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