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: Finance
  • Industry: Life & Health Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:SLF
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $24.01998 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 613,694,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $38.43
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $36.17
  • 52 Week Range: $31.42 - $40.57
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 11.72
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.53
  • P/E Growth: 2.57
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $20.29 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.19
  • Book Value: $26.93 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.46
  • Annual Dividend: $1.39
  • Dividend Yield: 3.6%
  • EBIDTA: $2.98 billion
  • Net Margins: 12.48%
  • Return on Equity: 13.29%
  • Return on Assets: 1.03%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.21%
  • Current Ratio: 3.91%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.91%
  • Average Volume: 448,053 shs.
  • Beta: 0.86
  • Short Ratio: 3.95

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.3439 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 28th. This is a boost from Sun Life Financial's previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. View Sun Life Financial's Dividend History.

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

Sun Life Financial announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program 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 reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Sun Life Financial's earnings last quarter?

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 9th. The company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.09. The firm earned $8.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $7.36 billion. Sun Life Financial had a net margin of 12.48% and a return on equity of 13.29%. Sun Life Financial's revenue was down 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.90 EPS. View Sun Life Financial's Earnings History.

When will Sun Life Financial make its next earnings announcement?

Sun Life Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 8th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Sun Life Financial.

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

9 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Sun Life Financial's stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $51.00. On average, they expect Sun Life Financial's stock price to reach $47.25 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Sun Life Financial.

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
  • Daniel R. Fishbein M.D., President - SLF U.S.
  • Stephen Clarkson Peacher, President - 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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include TD Asset Management Inc. (3.35%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.23%), Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (1.49%), FMR LLC (1.43%), Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (1.29%) and CIBC Asset Management Inc (1.27%). 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 Bank of Nova Scotia, FMR LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Fiera Capital Corp, CIBC Asset Management Inc and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., Citadel Advisors LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Schroder Investment Management Group, Vanguard Group Inc., Lincluden Management Ltd., TD Asset Management Inc. and Sentry Investments Corp.. 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 $39.32.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Sun Life Financial (NYSE SLF)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  216 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  239 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  455
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) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.11)
Consensus Price Target: $47.25 (20.17% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/10/2017TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetHold$50.00 -> $51.00LowView Rating Details
7/10/2017Bank of America CorporationUpgradeUnderperform -> HoldLowView Rating Details
6/7/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$51.00HighView Rating Details
5/9/2017National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperform OverweightMediumView Rating Details
5/10/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralHighView 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
8/14/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldN/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
(Data available from 9/23/2015 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
8/9/20176/30/2017$0.74$0.83$7.36 billion$8.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $3.04
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.47
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.71$0.75$0.73
Q2 20174$0.71$0.78$0.74
Q3 20174$0.73$0.80$0.77
Q4 20174$0.74$0.83$0.79
Q1 20182$0.84$0.84$0.84
Q2 20182$0.85$0.87$0.86
Q3 20181$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q4 20181$0.90$0.90$0.90
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)
Next Dividend:9/29/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.39
Dividend Yield:3.54%
Dividend Growth:-1.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:43.85% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
44.41% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
40.76% (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 : August 30th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 22, 2017 - September 23 at 6:59 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Cut to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - September 19 at 5:10 PM logoSun Life Financial (SLF) versus Prudential Public Limited (PUK) Critical Contrast - September 17 at 12:34 PM logoHead to Head Survey: Sun Life Financial (SLF) versus Its Rivals - September 17 at 8:28 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - September 16 at 10:48 AM logoETFs with exposure to Sun Life Financial, Inc. : September 14, 2017 - September 14 at 10:13 AM logoSun Life Financial, Inc. :SLF-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 12, 2017 - September 13 at 9:13 AM logoContrasting Sun Life Financial (SLF) & The Competition - September 10 at 12:24 AM logoSun Life Financial continues to transform business with digital, data and analytics by naming Stevan Lewis as new Senior Vice-President of Digital Transformation - September 9 at 8:32 AM logoSun Life offers help for people affected by Hurricane Harvey - September 1 at 8:50 AM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Sun Life Reported Better Than Expected Earnings Results - September 1 at 8:50 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.76 Per Share - August 29 at 6:20 AM logoDividend Coverage: Canada's Third Largest Life Insurer has a Dividend Yield of 4.55%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on August 28, 2017 - August 25 at 11:47 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - August 22 at 11:00 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Upgraded by BidaskClub to "Strong-Buy" - August 19 at 3:26 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Sun Life Financial Inc. Raised by Analyst (NYSE:SLF) - August 14 at 5:08 AM logoNational Bank Financial Research Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) - August 14 at 5:08 AM logoCormark Weighs in on Sun Life Financial Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (NYSE:SLF) - August 14 at 2:06 AM logoWhy Sun Life Financial Inc. Dropped 1.6% on Thursday - August 12 at 7:53 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.09 EPS - August 11 at 3:20 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.78 Per Share, National Bank Financial Forecasts - August 11 at 11:40 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Sun Life Financial Inc. - August 11 at 8:33 AM logoSun Life Financial declares dividends on Common and Preferred Shares payable in Q3 2017 - August 11 at 8:33 AM logoSun Life Financial to Commence a Normal Course Issuer Bid - August 11 at 8:33 AM logoCanada's Sun Life's 2nd-qtr earnings beats analysts' expectations - August 11 at 8:33 AM logoInvestor Network: Sun Life Financial Inc. to Host Earnings Call - August 11 at 8:33 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Plans Dividend Increase - $0.34 Per Share - August 10 at 6:18 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) Given New $51.00 Price Target at TD Securities - August 10 at 2:34 PM logoStock Repurchase Plan Authorized by Sun Life Financial (SLF) Board - August 10 at 1:52 PM logoContrasting Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) & Aegon NV (AEG) - August 8 at 6:26 PM logoLooking Into Canada’s Insurance Companies: Sun Life Financial Inc. - August 2 at 4:31 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) to Release Earnings on Wednesday - August 2 at 7:32 AM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Sun Life Financial (SLF) and Voya Financial (VOYA) - July 31 at 4:17 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 28 at 10:49 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) Lifted by Cormark - July 26 at 8:24 AM logo$0.73 EPS Expected for Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) This Quarter - July 21 at 2:18 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) Expected to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.76 Per Share - July 20 at 7:56 AM logoBrighten Up Your Portfolio With Sun Life Financial Inc. - The Motley Fool Canada - July 18 at 3:37 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - July 12 at 4:47 PM logoSymetra Financial (SYA) and Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) Critical Analysis - July 11 at 8:26 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) Lifted to "Neutral" at Bank of America Corporation - July 10 at 9:34 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Lifted to Buy at BidaskClub - July 8 at 4:06 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 3 at 11:13 AM logoComparing Voya Financial (VOYA) & Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) - July 2 at 4:34 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Upgraded to Hold by BidaskClub - June 30 at 8:28 PM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Upgraded by ValuEngine to "Buy" - June 28 at 9:16 PM logo$0.72 Earnings Per Share Expected for Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) This Quarter - June 27 at 12:15 PM logoSun Life Financial, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SLF-US : June 20, 2017 - June 21 at 5:28 AM logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Short Interest Down 48.4% in May - June 17 at 7:10 AM logoSun Life Financial (SLF) versus Athene Holding (ATH) Head-To-Head Contrast - June 13 at 6:26 PM



Sun Life Financial (SLF) Chart for Saturday, September, 23, 2017

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