Sun Life Financial Company Profile (TSE:SLF)

About Sun Life Financial (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 organization providing a range of protection and wealth products and services. It operates in five segments: Sun Life Financial Canada (SLF Canada), Sun Life Financial United States (SLF U.S.), Sun Life Financial Asset Management (SLF Asset Management), Sun Life Financial Asia (SLF Asia) and Corporate. SLF Canada has three main business units: Individual Insurance & Wealth, Group Benefits and Group Retirement Services. SLF U.S. has three business units: Group Benefits, International and In-force Management. SLF Asset Management is an asset management segment, including MFS Investment Management and Sun Life Investment Management. SLF Asia offers individual life insurance products in over seven markets, and group benefits and/or pension and retirement products in the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: N/A
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: TSE
  • Symbol: SLF
  • CUSIP: N/A
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $48.38
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $49.50
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $48.38
  • 52-Week Range: C$613,611,000.00 - C$40.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.00
  • P/E Growth: 1.67
  • Market Cap: $29.69B
  • Outstanding Shares: 613,611,000

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: C$52.69

Analysts' Ratings History for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
3/14/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector PerformC$55.00View Rating Details
3/10/2017TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldC$55.00View Rating Details
3/6/2017National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
3/7/2017CIBCReiterated RatingOutperformC$55.00View Rating Details
2/17/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweightC$55.00 -> C$54.00View Rating Details
2/17/2017Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformC$53.00 -> C$51.00View Rating Details
2/17/2017BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetC$56.00 -> C$54.00View Rating Details
1/13/2017Canaccord GenuityUpgradeHold -> BuyC$50.00 -> C$58.00View Rating Details
1/5/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetC$50.00 -> C$54.00View Rating Details
12/22/2016Dundee SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> NeutralC$54.00 -> C$52.00View Rating Details
12/21/2016DesjardinsBoost Price TargetC$52.00 -> C$56.00View Rating Details
11/15/2016CSFBReiterated RatingOutperformC$50.00View Rating Details
3/28/2016Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetOutperformC$38.00 -> C$41.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 3/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
Earnings by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
Earnings History by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2017        
8/8/2014$0.73$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014$0.68$0.74ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.07 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.86$0.95$0.90
Q2 20163$0.89$0.97$0.93
Q3 20164$0.93$0.98$0.95
Q4 20164$0.93$1.04$0.98
Q1 20173$0.98$1.01$1.00
Q2 20173$1.00$1.04$1.01
Q3 20173$1.01$1.04$1.02
Q4 20173$1.03$1.08$1.05
Q1 20182$1.05$1.09$1.07
Q2 20181$1.11$1.11$1.11
Q3 20181$1.11$1.11$1.11
Q4 20181$1.16$1.16$1.16
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/15/2017quarterlyC$0.423.48%3/1/20173/3/20173/31/2017
11/9/2016quarterlyC$0.4211/30/201612/30/2016
8/10/2016quarterlyC$0.418/31/20169/30/2016
5/10/2016quarterlyC$0.413.54%5/30/20166/1/20166/30/2016
2/10/2016quarterlyC$0.393.87%2/29/20163/2/20163/31/2016
11/4/2015quarterlyC$0.393.56%11/23/201511/25/201512/31/2015
8/5/2015quarterlyC$0.383.44%8/24/20158/26/20159/30/2015
5/5/2015quarterlyC$0.383.79%5/22/20155/27/20156/30/2015
2/11/2015quarterlyC$0.363.66%2/23/20152/25/20153/31/2015
11/24/2014QuarterlyC$0.363.63%11/24/201412/31/201412/31/2014
8/6/2014quarterlyC$0.363.59%8/25/20148/27/20149/30/2014
5/26/2014QuarterlyC$0.363.8%5/26/20146/30/20146/30/2014
2/12/2014quarterlyC$0.362/28/20143/31/2014
8/7/2013quarterlyC$0.368/28/20139/30/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/21/2017Scott F PowersDirectorBuy173C$37.75C$6,530.75
3/8/2016Dean ConnorDirectorBuy5,000C$40.57C$202,850.00
3/7/2016Dean ConnorDirectorSell30,000C$40.64C$1,219,341.00
11/20/2015Colm Joseph FreyneInsiderSell2,600C$44.32C$115,232.00
11/13/2015Kevin DoughertyInsiderSell2,900C$43.69C$126,701.00
11/12/2015Carolyn Diane BlairInsiderSell2,339C$44.15C$103,266.85
11/9/2015Mark SaundersInsiderSell4,800C$44.89C$215,448.00
5/26/2015Colm Joseph FreyneInsiderSell1,400C$39.82C$55,748.00
12/8/2014Colm Joseph FreyneInsiderSell4,800C$42.60C$204,480.00
12/2/2014Stephen PeacherInsiderSell3,743C$42.45C$158,890.35
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
Latest Headlines for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoColm Freyne, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Sun Life ...
finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 8:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoColm Freyne, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Sun Life Financial, to speak at National Bank Financial's Annual Canadian Financial Services Conference
finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 8:09 PM
nasdaq.com logoSun Life Financial (SLF) Retains Medium-Term Financial Goals - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - March 14 at 9:26 AM
bizjournals.com logoSun Life Global Investments announces fee reduction to Sun Life Milestone 2020 Fund
www.bizjournals.com - March 11 at 12:14 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoSun Life’s Dean Connor ties compensation to client satisfaction
www.theglobeandmail.com - March 9 at 7:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSun Life Financial reaffirms medium-term financial objectives - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 7:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoU.S. Among Worst in World for Red Tape, Sun Life CEO Says
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 7:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSun Life Financial gives the gift of music in celebration of Canada 150 - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - March 8 at 8:19 AM
prnewswire.com logoFinancial Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Home Bancshares, Bank of Montreal, AXIS Capital, and Sun Life Financial - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - March 7 at 7:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSun Life Financial gives the gift of music in celebration of Canada 150
finance.yahoo.com - March 6 at 7:07 PM
prnewswire.com logoSun Life Financial Inc. Redeems Series 2012-1 Subordinated Unsecured 4.38% Fixed/Floating Debentures - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - March 3 at 12:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSun Life Financial Inc. Redeems Series 2012-1 Subordinated Unsecured 4.38% Fixed/Floating Debentures
finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 7:58 PM
nasdaq.com logoSun Life Financial's Preferred Shares Series 2 Crosses Above 5% Yield Territory
www.nasdaq.com - March 1 at 8:12 PM
nasdaq.com logoSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 01, 2017 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - February 28 at 11:56 AM
businesswire.com logoA.M. Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of Sun Life Financial Inc.’s Dental HMO Subsidiaries
www.businesswire.com - February 24 at 10:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSun Life Financial to host Investor Day 2017
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 8:01 PM
fool.ca logo3 Top Canadian Stocks to Benefit From Trump's Economic Policies - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - February 20 at 7:01 PM
seekingalpha.com logoSun Life Financial's (SLF) CEO Dean Connor on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - February 18 at 8:41 AM
nasdaq.com logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX ekes out record close with Barrick's help - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 7:33 PM
nasdaq.com logoCANADA STOCKS-Futures point to a lower start as oil prices fall - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 7:33 PM
reuters.com logoUPDATE 1-Canadian insurer Sun Life's underlying profit falls 13.3 pct
www.reuters.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
seekingalpha.com logoSun Life Financial, Inc. 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
wsj.com logoCanada’s Sun Life Financial Posts Higher Profit
www.wsj.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
marketwatch.com logoSun Life Financial Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
www.marketwatch.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
marketwatch.com logoSun Life Financial declares dividends on Common and Preferred Shares payable in Q1 2017
www.marketwatch.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
nasdaq.com logoSun Life Financial's Preferred Shares Series 4 Yield Pushes Past 5%
www.nasdaq.com - February 14 at 6:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSun Life Financial Donates $15,000 to Canadian Red Cross to Assist those Affected by the Ice Storm in New Brunswick
finance.yahoo.com - February 10 at 4:05 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe McCord Museum pays tribute to Montreal's leading families with a digitization project sponsored by Sun Life Financial
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 4:03 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSun Life Financial announces new partnership with Kansas City Royals
finance.yahoo.com - February 8 at 6:08 AM
prnewswire.com logoSun Life Financial hosts fourth quarter 2016 earnings conference call - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - February 4 at 1:43 AM

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

What is Sun Life Financial's stock symbol?

Sun Life Financial trades on the Tornton Stock Exchange (TSX) 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 Wednesday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be paid a dividend of 0.42 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 1st.

When will Sun Life Financial make its next earnings announcement?

Sun Life Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 9th 2017.

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

11 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Sun Life Financial's shares. Their predictions range from C$41.00 to C$58.00. On average, they expect Sun Life Financial's stock price to reach C$52.69 in the next year.

How do I buy Sun Life Financial stock?

Shares of Sun Life Financial and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Brokers that permit trading on the TSX include Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, PennTrade and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Sun Life Financial stock cost?

One share of Sun Life Financial stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$48.38.

Sun Life Financial (SLF) Chart for Saturday, March, 25, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff