Sun Life Financial Company Profile (NYSE:SLF)

About Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)

Sun Life Financial logoSun Life Financial Inc. is the holding company of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. The Company is a financial services company providing a range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. It operates through five segments. The Sun Life Financial Canada segment provides retail insurance and investment advice, products and services to people across Canada. The SLF U.S. segment has three business units: Group Benefits, International and In-force Management. Its Sun Life Financial Asset Management segment consists of MFS Investment Management and Sun Life Investment Management. The SLF Asia segment operates through subsidiaries in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Vietnam, as well as through joint ventures and associates with local partners in the Philippines, India, China and Malaysia. Its Corporate segment includes SLF U.K. and Corporate Support. Corporate Support operations consist of its Run-off reinsurance business.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector:
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:SLF
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $20.17 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 613,679,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $34.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $37.23
  • 52 Week Range: $30.38 - $40.57
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 11.06
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.30
  • P/E Growth: 3.13
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $19.68 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.02
  • Book Value: $24.59 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.34
  • Annual Dividend: $1.25
  • Dividend Yield: 3.2%
  • EBIDTA: $2.76 billion
  • Net Margins: 8.63%
  • Return on Equity: 12.37%
  • Return on Assets: 0.94%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.26%
  • Current Ratio: 2.85%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.85%
  • Average Volume: 433,869 shs.
  • Beta: 1.14
  • Short Ratio: 2.67

Frequently Asked Questions for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)

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 Thursday, May 11th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.3164 per share on Friday, June 30th. This represents a $1.27 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 26th. View Sun Life Financial's Dividend History.

How were Sun Life Financial's earnings last quarter?

Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF) released its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 10th. The company reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $6.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.92 billion. Sun Life Financial had a net margin of 8.63% and a return on equity of 12.37%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.00 EPS. View Sun Life Financial's Earnings History.

Where is Sun Life Financial's stock going? Where will Sun Life Financial's stock price be in 2017?

11 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Sun Life Financial's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $51.00. On average, they anticipate Sun Life Financial's share price to reach $46.20 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Sun Life Financial.

Are investors shorting Sun Life Financial?

Sun Life Financial saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,844,876 shares, an increase of 58.5% from the April 28th total of 1,163,764 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 546,354 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.4 days. Currently, 0.3% of the shares of the company are short sold.

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:

  • William D. Anderson, Chairman of the Board
  • Dean Arthur Connor, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Colm Joseph Freyne, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Kevin P. Dougherty, President - SLF Canada and Sun Life Global Investments
  • Daniel R. Fishbein M.D., President - SLF U.S.
  • Stephen Clarkson Peacher, President of Sun Life Investment Management
  • Kevin David Strain, President - Sun Life Financial Asia
  • Carolyn Diane Blair, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Mark S. Saunders, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Claude Alan Accum, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Who owns Sun Life Financial stock?

Sun Life Financial's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include TD Asset Management Inc. (3.29%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.13%), FMR LLC (1.65%), Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (1.29%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (1.16%) and Bank of Nova Scotia (1.14%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Sun Life Financial.

Who sold Sun Life Financial stock? Who is selling Sun Life Financial stock?

Sun Life Financial's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., Swiss National Bank, TD Asset Management Inc., Korea Investment CORP, APG Asset Management N.V., Morgan Stanley and AMF Pensionsforsakring AB. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sun Life Financial.

Who bought Sun Life Financial stock? Who is buying Sun Life Financial stock?

Sun Life Financial's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., AQR Capital Management LLC, Greystone Managed Investments Inc., AGF Investments Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware and Renaissance Technologies LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sun Life Financial.

How do I buy Sun Life Financial stock?

Shares of Sun Life Financial can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages 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 Sun Life Financial stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.87.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Sun Life Financial (NYSE SLF)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  169 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  192 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  361
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sun Life Financial and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.09)
Consensus Price Target: $46.20 (40.55% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/9/2017National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperform OverweightMediumView Rating Details
5/10/2017Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralHighView Rating Details
2/17/2017Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$53.00 -> $51.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector PerformN/AView Rating Details
12/31/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/21/2016Edward JonesDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/17/2016Canaccord GenuityDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/11/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
9/21/2016Dundee SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016Bank of America CorpInitiated CoverageUnderperformN/AView Rating Details
8/14/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/13/2016TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$47.00N/AView Rating Details
5/14/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$45.00 -> $46.00N/AView Rating Details
5/13/2016DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuy$47.00 -> $48.00N/AView Rating Details
11/5/2015MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/6/2015CIBCBoost Price TargetSector Perform$45.00 -> $47.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/30/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
Earnings by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
Earnings History by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (NYSE SLF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/10/2016Q216$0.70$0.90$4.92 billion$6.84 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2016Q116$0.91$0.95$6.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415$0.88$0.96$2.83 billion$4.17 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.88$0.78$2.64 billion$3.84 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.83$1.00$6.70 billion$6.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.78$0.73$6.04 billion$7.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q414$0.81$0.83$4.43 billion$5.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.72$0.76$4.22 billion$4.93 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.70$0.81$4.47 billion$5.78 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q1$0.66$0.74$6.46 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.63$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q213$0.66$0.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q412$0.64$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.63$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.91
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.16
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.71$0.75$0.73
Q2 20174$0.71$0.72$0.72
Q3 20174$0.70$0.73$0.72
Q4 20174$0.72$0.76$0.74
Q1 20182$0.76$0.76$0.76
Q2 20181$0.78$0.78$0.78
Q3 20181$0.79$0.79$0.79
Q4 20181$0.83$0.83$0.83
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
Next Dividend:6/30/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.25
Dividend Yield:3.80%
Dividend Growth:-1.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:44.48% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
42.81% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
39.18% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)

Dividend History by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (NYSE SLF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
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Headline Trends for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
Latest Headlines for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
DateHeadline logoSun Life Financial, Inc. : SLF-US: Dividend Analysis : May 31st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 29, 2017 - May 29 at 6:45 PM logoLegislative and regulatory action on health care reform likely to give states more authority, says president of American Benefits Council at Sun Life Summit - May 25 at 2:29 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - May 19 at 10:54 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Rating Lowered to Neutral at Credit Suisse Group AG - May 14 at 5:50 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Given "Outperform Overweight" Rating at National Bank Financial - May 13 at 12:32 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 12 at 10:36 AM logoQ2 2017 Earnings Estimate for Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Issued By National Bank Financial - May 12 at 8:34 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc Expected to Earn Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share (SLF) - May 12 at 8:34 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.32 - May 11 at 8:00 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research - May 11 at 1:06 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Decreased by Analyst - May 11 at 7:44 AM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX futures down; corporate earnings remain in focus - Nasdaq - May 10 at 10:48 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc. Reports 2% Retreat In Q1 Earnings - Nasdaq - May 10 at 10:48 AM logoSun Life Financial (SLF) Q1 Earnings Decline, Dividend Raised - May 10 at 10:48 AM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy gains; Sun Life and TMX weigh - May 10 at 10:48 AM logoIs Sun Life Financial (SLF) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - May 8 at 11:21 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.75 Per Share - May 8 at 9:52 AM logoSun Life Financial (SLF) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds - May 3 at 10:48 PM logoSun Life Financial (SLF) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.28 - April 30 at 4:33 PM logoSun Life Financial (SLF) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.32 - April 28 at 12:40 AM logoSun Life Financial to hold 2017 Annual Meeting and host first quarter 2017 earnings conference call - April 26 at 9:22 AM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Sun Life Financial (SLF) Stock Price - April 24 at 3:32 PM logoPositive Media Coverage Unlikely to Impact Sun Life Financial (SLF) Share Price - April 21 at 10:32 PM logoSun Life Financial (SLF) Earns News Impact Score of 0.31 - April 18 at 8:28 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - April 17 at 12:16 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF) to Announce $0.75 EPS - April 17 at 9:31 AM logoSun Life Financial (SLF) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.44 - April 15 at 10:07 AM logoDesjardins Comments on Sun Life Financial Inc's Q1 2017 Earnings (SLF) - April 10 at 7:10 AM logoSun Life Financial's 2016 Annual Report and 2017 Management Information Circular now available - Yahoo Finance - March 29 at 8:17 AM logoSun Life Financial Names Kevin Strain EVP & CFO - March 28 at 9:19 AM logoForm 6-K SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC For: Mar 27 - March 28 at 9:19 AM logoSun Life Financial Announces Executive Changes - March 28 at 9:19 AM logo3:07 am Sun Life appoints Kevin Strain as CFO - March 28 at 9:19 AM logoBoston Celtics shoot hoops with YMCA kids to close third annual Sun Life Fit to Win program - March 27 at 9:10 AM logoSun Life Financial's Preferred Series 10R Shares Cross 3.5% Yield Mark - March 16 at 4:38 PM logoSun Life Financial (SLF) Retains Medium-Term Financial Goals - March 13 at 9:15 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Earns “Outperform” Rating from CIBC - March 13 at 8:23 AM logoSun Life Financial reaffirms medium-term financial objectives - March 9 at 7:49 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Receives “Outperform” Rating from National Bank Financial - March 8 at 7:01 PM logoMedia Advisory - Sun Life Financial celebrates Canada 150 and expands its Musical Instrument Lending Library program across the country - March 1 at 9:56 AM logoHow Investors Should Prepare for More Interest Rate Hikes - The Motley Fool Canada - February 23 at 8:01 PM logoSUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC Financials - February 22 at 8:04 PM logoUPDATE 1-Canadian insurer Sun Life's underlying profit falls 13.3 ... - Nasdaq - February 17 at 7:33 PM logoCanadian insurer Sun Life's underlying profit falls 13.3 pct - February 16 at 7:35 PM logo[$$] Canada's Sun Life Financial Posts Higher Profit - February 16 at 7:35 PM logoSun Life posts 4Q profit - February 16 at 7:35 PM logoBoston Celtics and Sun Life Financial Team Up with YMCAs throughout New ... - January 17 at 12:35 PM logoSun Life named one of the 2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World - January 17 at 12:35 PM logoBoston Celtics and Sun Life Financial Team Up with YMCAs throughout New England for 3rd annual Fit to Win Program - January 17 at 12:35 PM logo5:02 pm Sun Life to redeem all of the outstanding $800 million principal amount of Series 2012-1 Subordinated Unsecured 4.38% Fixed/Floating Deben - January 5 at 6:38 AM



Sun Life Financial (SLF) Chart for Tuesday, May, 30, 2017

This page was last updated on 5/30/2017 by Staff