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

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$36.76 -0.21 (-0.57 %)
(As of 11/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$36.97
Today's Range$36.57 - $36.93
52-Week Range$35.78 - $44.50
Volume425,338 shs
Average Volume497,898 shs
Market Capitalization$22.30 billion
P/E Ratio11.49
Dividend Yield3.93%
Sun Life Financial Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients, high-net-worth individuals, and families. It operates through Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Asia, and Corporate segments. The company offers life, health, long-term and short-term disability, absence management, medical stop-loss, and dental insurance, as well as vision and voluntary insurance, such as accident and critical illness. It also provides a suite of voluntary benefits solutions to individual plan members, including post-employment life and health plans; asset management and group retirement products and services; and contribution pension plans and defined benefit solutions, as well as mutual funds. The company 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. Sun Life Financial Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Life insurance
Current SymbolNYSE:SLF
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.20
Current Ratio4.06
Quick Ratio4.06


Trailing P/E Ratio11.49
Forward P/E Ratio9.96
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$22.62 billion
Price / Sales0.98
Cash Flow$3.1910 per share
Price / Cash11.52
Book Value$26.11 per share
Price / Book1.41


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.20
Net Income$1.92 billion
Net Margins8.15%
Return on Equity13.74%
Return on Assets1.07%


Outstanding Shares603,270,000
Market Cap$22.30 billion

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 7th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 28th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.13%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 27th. This is a positive change from Sun Life Financial's previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. View Sun Life Financial's Dividend History.

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

Sun Life Financial declared that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, August 10th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 11,500,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Sun Life Financial's earnings last quarter?

Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 8th. The financial services provider reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.32. The financial services provider earned $5.29 billion during the quarter. Sun Life Financial had a net margin of 8.15% and a return on equity of 13.74%. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.12 EPS. 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 Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sun Life Financial.

What price target have analysts set for SLF?

9 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Sun Life Financial's stock. Their predictions range from $52.00 to $63.00. On average, they anticipate Sun Life Financial's stock price to reach $56.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 52.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Sun Life Financial.

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

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sun Life Financial in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Sun Life Financial.

Has Sun Life Financial been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about SLF stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Sun Life Financial earned a news impact score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

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

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 61)
  • Mr. Kevin David Strain, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Mr. Kevin Patrick Dougherty, Exec. VP of Innovation & Partnerships
  • Mr. Colm Joseph Freyne CPA, CA, Exec. VP & Chief Risk Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. Stephen Clarkson Peacher CFA, Pres of Sun Life Investment Management (Age 54)

Who are Sun Life Financial's major shareholders?

Sun Life Financial's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include TD Asset Management Inc. (3.55%), Bank of Montreal Can (2.11%), Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (1.92%), FIL Ltd (1.89%), CIBC World Markets Inc. (1.29%) and Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (1.29%).

Which major 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, TD Asset Management Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Lincluden Management Ltd., PCJ Investment Counsel Ltd. and Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc..

Which major investors are buying Sun Life Financial stock?

SLF stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., AQR Capital Management LLC, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Man Group plc and Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

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 $36.76.

How big of a company is Sun Life Financial?

Sun Life Financial has a market capitalization of $22.30 billion and generates $22.62 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $1.92 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.20 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:  366 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  382 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  748
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 11/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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