Sun Life Financial Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.71 (+1.31 %)
(As of 05/5/2021 05:06 PM ET)
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Volume377,893 shs
Average Volume516,761 shs
Market Capitalization$32.02 billion
P/E Ratio18.12
Dividend Yield2.26%
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Life insurance
Year Founded1865

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$29.90 billion
Cash Flow$4.63 per share
Book Value$28.52 per share


Net Income$2.22 billion




Market Cap$32.02 billion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2021 (Confirmed)

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About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients worldwide. It offers term and permanent life, as well as health, dental, critical illness, long-term care, and disability insurance products. The company also provides reinsurance products; investment counselling and portfolio management services; mutual funds and segregated funds; trust and banking services; real estate property brokerage and appraisal services; and merchant banking services. It distributes its products through direct sales, and managing and independent general agents, as well as financial intermediaries, broker-dealers, banks, pension and benefits consultants, and other third-party marketing organizations. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.


Overall MarketRank

2.18 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

94th out of 1,953 stocks

Life Insurance Industry

5th out of 40 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sun Life Financial a buy right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sun Life Financial in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Sun Life Financial stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Sun Life Financial?

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Are investors shorting Sun Life Financial?

Sun Life Financial saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,300,000 shares, an increase of 41.2% from the March 31st total of 920,400 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 543,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately 0.2% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Sun Life Financial's next earnings date?

Sun Life Financial is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 5th 2021.
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How were Sun Life Financial's earnings last quarter?

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) released its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 10th. The financial services provider reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.51. The financial services provider earned $8.94 billion during the quarter. Sun Life Financial had a net margin of 6.19% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.09%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.34 EPS.
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How has Sun Life Financial's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Sun Life Financial's stock was trading at $36.91 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SLF shares have increased by 48.2% and is now trading at $54.71.
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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 Friday, February 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.433 per share on Wednesday, March 31st. This represents a $1.73 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.17%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 26th. This is an increase from Sun Life Financial's previous quarterly dividend of $0.41.
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Is Sun Life Financial a good dividend stock?

Sun Life Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.22 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.26%. Sun Life Financial does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Sun Life Financial is 31.36%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Sun Life Financial will have a dividend payout ratio of 29.83% next year. This indicates that Sun Life Financial will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for SLF?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Sun Life Financial's stock. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $76.00. On average, they anticipate Sun Life Financial's share price to reach $66.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.6% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Sun Life Financial's key executives?

Sun Life Financial's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Dean Arthur Connor, CEO & Director (Age 64, Pay $2.47M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Kevin David Strain C.A., C.P.A., Pres & Director (Age 55, Pay $1.4M)
  • Mr. Stephen Clarkson Peacher CFA, Pres of SLC Management (Age 57, Pay $2.74M)
  • Mr. Daniel Richard Fishbein, Pres of Sun Life Financial - United States (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jacques Goulet Jr., Pres of Sun Life Financial Canada (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Manjit Singh, Exec. VP & CFO
  • Ms. Laura Ann Money, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Leigh Chalmers, Sr. VP, Head of Investor Relations & Capital Management
  • Mr. Paul O. Petrelli, Chief Compliance Officer & Sr. VP
  • Ms. Melissa Jane Kennedy, Exec. VP and Chief Legal Officer & Public Affairs (LinkedIn Profile)

What is Dean Connor's approval rating as Sun Life Financial's CEO?

58 employees have rated Sun Life Financial CEO Dean Connor on Glassdoor.com. Dean Connor has an approval rating of 99% among Sun Life Financial's employees. This puts Dean Connor in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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 AT&T (T), Energy Transfer (ET), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), Bank of America (BAC), Manulife Financial (MFC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Ford Motor (F), Intel (INTC) and Altria Group (MO).

What is Sun Life Financial's stock symbol?

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

Who are Sun Life Financial's major shareholders?

Sun Life Financial's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (1.20%), BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp (0.30%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.29%), Value Partners Investments Inc. (0.19%), QV Investors Inc. (0.11%) and Cardinal Capital Management Inc. (0.09%).

Which major investors are selling Sun Life Financial stock?

SLF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp, Cardinal Capital Management Inc., DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., QV Investors Inc., Value Partners Investments Inc., and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL.

Which major investors are buying Sun Life Financial stock?

SLF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Systematic Alpha Investments LLC, AMF Pensionsforsakring AB, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Symmetry Partners LLC, Motco, Lorne Steinberg Wealth Management Inc., and Wambolt & Associates LLC.

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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Sun Life Financial's stock price today?

One share of SLF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $54.71.

How much money does Sun Life Financial make?

Sun Life Financial has a market capitalization of $32.02 billion and generates $29.90 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $2.22 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.89 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Sun Life Financial have?

Sun Life Financial employs 23,816 workers across the globe.

Does Sun Life Financial have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Sun Life Financial: 0936543 BC Ltd., 10458465 Canada Inc., 10458481 Canada Inc., 3060097 Nova Scotia Company, 6324983 Canada Inc., 6425411 Canada Inc., 6965083 Canada Inc., 7037457 Canada Inc., 7647913 Canada Inc., 7647930 Canada Inc., Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited, Annemasse Boisbriand Holdings L.P., BK Canada Holdings Inc., BK Prime GP Holdco Inc., BKC Capital Inc., BKCB Services Ltd., BKCG Services Ltd., BKCP Residential G.P. LTD., BKCP Residential Limited Partnership Manitoba, BKCP Retail G.P. LTD., BKCP Retail Limited Partnership Manitoba, BKCP SS G.P. LTD., BKCP SS Limited Partnership Manitoba, BKUS Institutional Logistics Coinvestment LLC California, Barnwood Properties Limited, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) G.P. Ltd., Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership, Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) G.P. LLC, Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership, Bentall Kennedy Holdings LLC, Bentall Kennedy Luxembourg Holdings Ltd., Bentall Property Services (Ontario) Ltd., BestServe Financial Limited, Country Lane Enterprises Ltd., Dental Health Alliance, Denticare of Alabama, Disability Reinsurance Management Services, Independence Life and Annuity Company, Kennedy Management Investors LLC, Landmark Dental Alliance, Laurtrust Limited, MFS Bermuda Holdings Ltd., MFS Development Funds, MFS Exchange LLC, MFS Financial Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co, MFS Fund Distributors, MFS Heritage Trust Company, MFS Institutional Advisors, MFS International (Chile) SpA, MFS International (Hong Kong) Limited, MFS International (U.K.) Limited, MFS International Australia Pty Ltd Victoria, MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd, MFS International Ltd., MFS International Singapore Pte. Ltd., MFS International Switzerland GmbH, MFS Investment Management Canada Limited, MFS Investment Management Company (LUX) S.a.r.l., MFS Investment Management K.K., MFS Service Center, MFS do Brasil Desenvolvimento de Mercado Ltda., Massachusetts Financial Services Company, Maxwell Health, NewTower Management GP LLC, NewTower Management LLC, NewTower Trust Company, PT. Sun Life Financial, PT. 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When was Sun Life Financial founded?

Sun Life Financial was founded in 1865.

What is Sun Life Financial's official website?

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

Where are Sun Life Financial's headquarters?

Sun Life Financial is headquartered at 1 YORK STREET 31ST FLOOR, TORONTO A6, M5J 0B6.

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]

This page was last updated on 5/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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