Sun Life Financial Company Profile (TSE:SLF)

About Sun Life Financial

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
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $49.89
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $51.70
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $47.15
  • 52-Week Range: C$612,861,000.00 - C$38.56
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.38
  • P/E Growth: 1.88
  • Market Cap: $30.52B
  • Outstanding Shares: 612,861,000
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.55)
Consensus Price Target: C$52.57

Analysts' Ratings History for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/17/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweightC$55.00 -> C$54.00View Rating Details
2/17/2017RBC Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformC$53.00 -> C$51.00View Rating Details
2/17/2017BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetC$56.00 -> C$54.00View Rating Details
2/17/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperform -> Sector PerformC$53.00 -> C$51.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017ScotiabankDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformC$56.00 -> C$55.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017TD SecuritiesLower Price TargetHoldC$57.00 -> C$55.00View 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
11/11/2016CIBCBoost Price TargetC$47.00 -> C$55.00View Rating Details
11/10/2016National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetOutperformC$47.00 -> C$50.00View Rating Details
3/28/2016Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperformC$38.00 -> C$41.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/20/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History 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: $4.10 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$0.96$1.00$0.98
Q2 20173$1.00$1.04$1.01
Q3 20173$0.92$1.04$0.99
Q4 20172$1.03$1.08$1.06
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 for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/15/2017quarterlyC$0.423/3/20173/31/2017
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 History for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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

Latest Headlines for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)
DateHeadline
News IconSun Life Financial's Preferred Shares Series 1 Yield Pushes Past 5% (TSE:SLF)
nyhetsbanken.info - February 18 at 6:52 PM
News IconSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) Cut to "Sector Perform" at Scotiabank (TSE:SLF)
hoyentv.com - February 18 at 6:52 PM
business.financialpost.com logoSun Life Financial Inc downgraded as asset management struggles (TSE:SLF)
business.financialpost.com - February 18 at 6:52 PM
News IconSun Life Financial Inc (SLF) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of C$0.42 (TSE:SLF)
cloudhostinghq.net - February 18 at 8:41 AM
seekingalpha.com logoSun Life Financial's (SLF) CEO Dean Connor on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (TSE:SLF)
seekingalpha.com - February 18 at 8:41 AM
News IconSun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts (TSE:SLF)
ibusinesslines.com - February 18 at 8:41 AM
nasdaq.com logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX ekes out record close with Barrick's help - Nasdaq (TSE:SLF)
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 7:33 PM
nasdaq.com logoCANADA STOCKS-Futures point to a lower start as oil prices fall - Nasdaq (TSE:SLF)
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 7:33 PM
News IconAnalyst Consensus Estimates & Projections are in For Shares of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) - Aiken Advocate (TSE:SLF)
aikenadvocate.com - February 17 at 7:33 PM
capitalcube.com logoSun Life Financial, Inc. :SLF-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 17, 2017 (TSE:SLF)
www.capitalcube.com - February 17 at 7:33 PM
reuters.com logoUPDATE 1-Canadian insurer Sun Life's underlying profit falls 13.3 pct (TSE:SLF)
www.reuters.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
News IconNew chairman for Sun Life (TSE:SLF)
www.investmentexecutive.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
4-traders.com logoSun Life Financial : Canadian insurer Sun Life's underlying profit falls 13.3 percent (TSE:SLF)
www.4-traders.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
4-traders.com logoSun Life Financial : Canadian insurer Sun Life's underlying profit falls 13.3 percent (TSE:SLF)
www.4-traders.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
reuters.com logoCanadian insurer Sun Life's underlying profit falls 13.3 percent (TSE:SLF)
ca.reuters.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Activity – Royal Bank Of Canada Reiterates Outperform on Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF)
marketexclusive.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
seekingalpha.com logoSun Life Financial, Inc. 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides (TSE:SLF)
seekingalpha.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
wsj.com logoCanada’s Sun Life Financial Posts Higher Profit (TSE:SLF)
www.wsj.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
marketwatch.com logoSun Life Financial Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results (TSE:SLF)
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 (TSE:SLF)
www.marketwatch.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
business.financialpost.com logoSun Life Financial Inc disappoints in fourth quarter, but CEO Dean Connor sees bright side (TSE:SLF)
business.financialpost.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
business.financialpost.com logoSun Life Financial Inc disappoints in fourth quarter, but CEO Dean Connor sees bright side (TSE:SLF)
business.financialpost.com - February 16 at 7:35 PM
capitalcube.com logoSun Life Financial, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SLF-CA : February 14, 2017 (TSE:SLF)
www.capitalcube.com - February 15 at 5:41 AM
News IconSun Life Financial appoints Jeremy Young as chief marketing officer for Asia (TSE:SLF)
www.asiaasset.com - February 14 at 6:22 AM
nasdaq.com logoSun Life Financial's Preferred Shares Series 4 Yield Pushes Past 5% (TSE:SLF)
www.nasdaq.com - February 14 at 6:22 AM
News IconSun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) EPS Forecast Given As $0.71 - Transcript Daily (TSE:SLF)
transcriptdaily.com - February 10 at 4:05 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 (TSE:SLF)
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 (TSE:SLF)
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 4:03 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSun Life Financial announces new partnership with Kansas City Royals (TSE:SLF)
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) (TSE:SLF)
www.prnewswire.com - February 4 at 1:43 AM
nasdaq.com logoSun Life Financial's Preferred Series 8R Shares Cross 3.5% Yield Mark - Nasdaq (TSE:SLF)
www.nasdaq.com - February 4 at 1:43 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSun Life Financial hosts fourth quarter 2016 earnings conference call (TSE:SLF)
finance.yahoo.com - February 3 at 5:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSeventy-seven per cent of Canadians feel entitled to workplace health benefits (TSE:SLF)
finance.yahoo.com - February 2 at 2:40 AM
News IconEquity Insight: Indicator Review for Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF.TO) - Rives Journal (TSE:SLF)
rivesjournal.com - January 30 at 9:43 PM
News IconProperty & Casualty Insurance: Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) Position of the day (TSE:SLF)
twincountynews.com - January 29 at 8:50 PM
News IconIs Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF), a large market cap stock a smart buy? (TSE:SLF)
twincountynews.com - January 28 at 6:36 AM
News IconFocusing on the Charts for Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF-PC.TO ... - Rives Journal (TSE:SLF)
rivesjournal.com - January 28 at 6:36 AM
News IconEarnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) - Wall Street Beacon (TSE:SLF)
wsbeacon.com - January 28 at 6:36 AM
News IconFocusing on the Charts for Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF-PC.TO) - Rives Journal (TSE:SLF)
rivesjournal.com - January 28 at 6:36 AM
News IconTechnicals in Focus for Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF.TO) - Rives Journal (TSE:SLF)
rivesjournal.com - January 26 at 5:22 AM
capitalcube.com logoSun Life Financial, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SLF-CA : January 24, 2017 (TSE:SLF)
www.capitalcube.com - January 25 at 5:43 AM
News IconTracking Williams %R for Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF-PE.TO) - Rives Journal (TSE:SLF)
rivesjournal.com - January 24 at 1:20 AM
News IconADX in View on Shares of Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) - Rives Journal (TSE:SLF)
rivesjournal.com - January 22 at 7:35 PM
News IconInstitutions Taking Notice Of This Stock in Q4: Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) - Wall Street Beacon (TSE:SLF)
wsbeacon.com - January 21 at 1:21 AM
News IconSun Life now wholly foreign-owned (TSE:SLF)
www.talkvietnam.com - January 19 at 9:42 PM
News IconTechnical Watch on These Shares: Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF.TO) - Rives Journal (TSE:SLF)
rivesjournal.com - January 19 at 3:41 AM
News IconBoston Celtics and Sun Life Financial Partner with YMCAs in New England for 3rd annual Fit to Win Program (TSE:SLF)
www.broadwayworld.com - January 18 at 10:41 PM
News IconAnalysts Watch Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) And Issue New ... - NewsDen (TSE:SLF)
newsden.net - January 18 at 2:14 AM
News IconWatching Technical Positions on Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF.TO) - Rives Journal (TSE:SLF)
rivesjournal.com - January 17 at 12:35 PM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) from Property & Casualty Insurance (TSE:SLF)
twincountynews.com - January 16 at 6:24 PM

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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. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be given a dividend of 0.42 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.37%.

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

11 brokerages 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 share price to reach C$52.57 in the next year.

When will Sun Life Financial announce their earnings?

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

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$49.89.

Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF) Chart for Monday, February, 20, 2017


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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)

Last Updated on 2/20/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff