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Sun Life Financial (SLF) Competitors

$48.53
-0.24 (-0.49%)
(As of 04:33 PM ET)

SLF vs. MET, MFC, PRU, PUK, CRBG, AEG, RGA, PRI, GL, and VOYA

Should you be buying Sun Life Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Sun Life Financial include MetLife (MET), Manulife Financial (MFC), Prudential Financial (PRU), Prudential (PUK), Corebridge Financial (CRBG), Aegon (AEG), Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), Primerica (PRI), Globe Life (GL), and Voya Financial (VOYA). These companies are all part of the "life insurance" industry.

Sun Life Financial vs.

MetLife (NYSE:MET) and Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, community ranking, media sentiment, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and profitability.

Sun Life Financial has a net margin of 8.94% compared to Sun Life Financial's net margin of 3.50%. Sun Life Financial's return on equity of 20.39% beat MetLife's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MetLife3.50% 20.39% 0.87%
Sun Life Financial 8.94%16.97%1.16%

MetLife pays an annual dividend of $2.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Sun Life Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. MetLife pays out 74.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sun Life Financial pays out 60.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. MetLife has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Sun Life Financial has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years. Sun Life Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

MetLife currently has a consensus price target of $79.08, indicating a potential upside of 14.79%. Sun Life Financial has a consensus price target of $77.00, indicating a potential upside of 58.66%. Given MetLife's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sun Life Financial is more favorable than MetLife.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MetLife
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.92
Sun Life Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.33

In the previous week, Sun Life Financial had 1 more articles in the media than MetLife. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for Sun Life Financial and 7 mentions for MetLife. Sun Life Financial's average media sentiment score of 1.35 beat MetLife's score of 1.09 indicating that MetLife is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
MetLife
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Sun Life Financial
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

89.8% of MetLife shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of Sun Life Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of MetLife shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

MetLife received 437 more outperform votes than Sun Life Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 73.53% of users gave MetLife an outperform vote while only 62.40% of users gave Sun Life Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
MetLifeOutperform Votes
925
73.53%
Underperform Votes
333
26.47%
Sun Life FinancialOutperform Votes
488
62.40%
Underperform Votes
294
37.60%

MetLife has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sun Life Financial has a beta of 1, indicating that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Sun Life Financial has lower revenue, but higher earnings than MetLife. Sun Life Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MetLife, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MetLife$66.91B0.73$1.58B$2.9123.72
Sun Life Financial$30.20B0.93$2.48B$3.9112.41

Summary

MetLife and Sun Life Financial tied by winning 11 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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SLF vs. The Competition

MetricSun Life FinancialLife insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$28.20B$17.05B$9.15B$17.66B
Dividend Yield4.75%3.22%10.53%3.58%
P/E Ratio12.418.6758.0823.96
Price / Sales0.931.243,486.5714.43
Price / Cash10.2521.6527.5619.22
Price / Book1.741.302.314.97
Net Income$2.48B$1.05B$1.01B$975.80M
7 Day Performance-1.96%-1.68%-0.30%0.14%
1 Month Performance-3.13%-1.92%-0.40%-0.89%
1 Year Performance-3.60%21.74%9.44%9.83%

Sun Life Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MET
MetLife
4.9852 of 5 stars
$70.05
+0.0%
$79.08
+12.9%
+28.2%$49.81B$66.91B24.0745,000Positive News
MFC
Manulife Financial
4.9084 of 5 stars
$25.85
-0.1%
$33.33
+28.9%
+33.9%$46.42B$36.10B15.0340,000Positive News
PRU
Prudential Financial
4.465 of 5 stars
$117.84
+0.5%
$115.25
-2.2%
+35.2%$42.30B$50.89B20.0440,658Analyst Revision
PUK
Prudential
2.3854 of 5 stars
$18.58
-5.5%
N/A-35.5%$25.55B$19.50B0.0015,030Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
CRBG
Corebridge Financial
4.6914 of 5 stars
$28.90
-0.1%
$29.55
+2.2%
+73.5%$17.58B$21.21B7.615,700Short Interest ↓
Positive News
AEG
Aegon
0.3668 of 5 stars
$6.37
-0.3%
N/A+28.8%$16.92B$11.24B6.7120,634Short Interest ↑
Gap Up
RGA
Reinsurance Group of America
4.7117 of 5 stars
$204.13
+0.6%
$202.82
-0.6%
+39.5%$13.43B$18.57B15.863,900Positive News
PRI
Primerica
3.9159 of 5 stars
$226.39
-0.4%
$245.50
+8.4%
+14.7%$7.79B$2.82B13.783,450Positive News
GL
Globe Life
4.9853 of 5 stars
$81.33
+0.1%
$114.33
+40.6%
-25.3%$7.50B$5.45B7.773,636Short Interest ↓
VOYA
Voya Financial
4.844 of 5 stars
$74.26
-0.9%
$83.44
+12.4%
+1.2%$7.48B$7.35B10.559,000Short Interest ↑

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