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Manulife Financial (MFC) Competitors

C$36.31
+0.39 (+1.09%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

MFC vs. GWO, POW, CM, BNS, SLF, IFC, NA, BN, BMO, and FFH

Should you be buying Manulife Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Manulife Financial include Great-West Lifeco (GWO), Power Co. of Canada (POW), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Sun Life Financial (SLF), Intact Financial (IFC), National Bank of Canada (NA), Brookfield (BN), Bank of Montreal (BMO), and Fairfax Financial (FFH). These companies are all part of the "financial services" sector.

Manulife Financial vs.

Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) and Manulife Financial (TSE:MFC) are both large-cap financial services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, community ranking, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability, media sentiment and analyst recommendations.

Manulife Financial received 297 more outperform votes than Great-West Lifeco when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.71% of users gave Manulife Financial an outperform vote while only 38.89% of users gave Great-West Lifeco an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Great-West LifecoOutperform Votes
266
38.89%
Underperform Votes
418
61.11%
Manulife FinancialOutperform Votes
563
66.71%
Underperform Votes
281
33.29%

Manulife Financial has a net margin of 18.29% compared to Manulife Financial's net margin of 10.05%. Manulife Financial's return on equity of 11.74% beat Great-West Lifeco's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Great-West Lifeco10.05% 11.74% 0.68%
Manulife Financial 18.29%10.48%0.54%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Great-West LifecoC$32.17B1.24C$3.28BC$3.5112.16
Manulife FinancialC$27.47B2.38C$4.26BC$2.3315.58

11.5% of Great-West Lifeco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of Manulife Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 70.6% of Great-West Lifeco shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Manulife Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Great-West Lifeco had 1 more articles in the media than Manulife Financial. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Great-West Lifeco and 4 mentions for Manulife Financial. Great-West Lifeco's average media sentiment score of 1.04 beat Manulife Financial's score of 0.71 indicating that Manulife Financial is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Great-West Lifeco
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Manulife Financial
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Great-West Lifeco pays an annual dividend of C$2.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Manulife Financial pays an annual dividend of C$1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Great-West Lifeco pays out 63.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Manulife Financial pays out 68.7% 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. Great-West Lifeco is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Great-West Lifeco currently has a consensus target price of C$44.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.12%. Manulife Financial has a consensus target price of C$37.30, indicating a potential upside of 2.73%. Given Manulife Financial's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Great-West Lifeco is more favorable than Manulife Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Great-West Lifeco
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.14
Manulife Financial
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60

Great-West Lifeco has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manulife Financial has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Manulife Financial beats Great-West Lifeco on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding MFC and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of TSE 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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MFC vs. The Competition

MetricManulife FinancialInsurance IndustryFinancial SectorTSE Exchange
Market CapC$65.36BC$16.84BC$3.04BC$5.46B
Dividend Yield4.40%5.23%4.58%5.57%
P/E Ratio15.58107.07481.5323.18
Price / Sales2.3844.922,513.582,333.12
Price / Cash1.701.8548.9879.98
Price / Book1.421.191.573.11
Net IncomeC$4.26BC$2.22BC$328.76MC$287.80M
7 Day Performance-0.08%-0.91%0.43%-0.83%
1 Month Performance13.68%4.41%9.01%2.80%
1 Year Performance44.14%3.05%24.91%31.07%

Manulife Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GWO
Great-West Lifeco
1.0026 of 5 stars
C$42.60
-1.0%
C$44.00
+3.3%
+9.6%C$39.74BC$32.17B12.1433,500News Coverage
POW
Power Co. of Canada
2.0086 of 5 stars
C$39.29
-1.3%
C$42.70
+8.7%
+14.1%C$23.38BC$32.60B11.452Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
CM
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
1.3054 of 5 stars
C$66.89
-0.7%
C$66.63
-0.4%
+19.3%C$62.69BC$21.32B10.2348,047Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
BNS
Bank of Nova Scotia
1.3961 of 5 stars
C$65.53
-0.3%
C$67.41
+2.9%
-0.6%C$79.95BC$29.40B10.7389,249Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
SLF
Sun Life Financial
2.4727 of 5 stars
C$69.31
+0.1%
C$76.09
+9.8%
+5.8%C$40.37BC$30.85B13.1830,941Dividend Increase
Positive News
IFC
Intact Financial
1.9377 of 5 stars
C$225.89
-0.7%
C$247.30
+9.5%
+14.5%C$40.28BC$28.65B32.2730,000
NA
National Bank of Canada
1.6523 of 5 stars
C$115.59
+0.2%
C$110.17
-4.7%
+15.7%C$39.28BC$9.89B12.1728,730Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
BN
Brookfield
0.4646 of 5 stars
C$60.92
+1.3%
C$44.00
-27.8%
+47.1%C$91.99BC$97.99B72.52240,000Positive News
BMO
Bank of Montreal
2.6914 of 5 stars
C$128.97
+0.3%
C$133.20
+3.3%
+15.6%C$93.56BC$31.18B17.7655,767Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
FFH
Fairfax Financial
2.4731 of 5 stars
C$1,547.95
flat
C$1,820.83
+17.6%
+63.5%C$34.18BC$31.89B7.2947,040

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This page (TSE:MFC) was last updated on 5/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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