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Sun Life Financial (SLF) Competitors

C$66.59
-0.52 (-0.77%)
(As of 05:18 PM ET)

SLF vs. IAG, TD, BN, BMO, BNS, MFC, CM, IFC, NA, and GWO

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

Sun Life Financial vs.

Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF) and iA Financial (TSE:IAG) are both financial services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, community ranking, media sentiment and valuation.

Sun Life Financial received 336 more outperform votes than iA Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 62.85% of users gave Sun Life Financial an outperform vote while only 51.17% of users gave iA Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Sun Life FinancialOutperform Votes
643
62.85%
Underperform Votes
380
37.15%
iA FinancialOutperform Votes
307
51.17%
Underperform Votes
293
48.83%

56.8% of Sun Life Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.3% of iA Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Sun Life Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of iA Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Sun Life Financial has a net margin of 10.12% compared to iA Financial's net margin of 9.25%. Sun Life Financial's return on equity of 13.68% beat iA Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sun Life Financial10.12% 13.68% 0.78%
iA Financial 9.25%10.54%0.68%

Sun Life Financial presently has a consensus price target of C$76.09, indicating a potential upside of 13.11%. iA Financial has a consensus price target of C$89.72, indicating a potential upside of 2.03%. Given Sun Life Financial's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Sun Life Financial is more favorable than iA Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sun Life Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.78
iA Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.86

Sun Life Financial has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, iA Financial has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Sun Life Financial pays an annual dividend of C$3.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. iA Financial pays an annual dividend of C$3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Sun Life Financial pays out 62.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. iA Financial pays out 45.3% 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.

In the previous week, Sun Life Financial had 2 more articles in the media than iA Financial. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Sun Life Financial and 1 mentions for iA Financial. Sun Life Financial's average media sentiment score of 1.78 beat iA Financial's score of 0.59 indicating that Sun Life Financial is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Sun Life Financial
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive
iA Financial
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sun Life FinancialC$31.41B1.24C$3.10BC$5.2012.94
iA FinancialC$8.11B1.07C$732MC$7.2412.15

Summary

Sun Life Financial beats iA Financial on 15 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding SLF 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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SLF vs. The Competition

MetricSun Life FinancialInsurance IndustryFinancial SectorTSE Exchange
Market CapC$39.09BC$15.91BC$2.92BC$5.11B
Dividend Yield4.62%5.40%4.63%6.61%
P/E Ratio12.9454.55482.0723.30
Price / Sales1.2416.812,233.212,109.60
Price / Cash0.441.8448.1684.39
Price / Book1.761.381.543.48
Net IncomeC$3.10BC$1.30BC$378.86MC$283.42M
7 Day Performance-0.71%-1.27%-0.21%-0.48%
1 Month Performance-1.81%3.04%1.04%-0.20%
1 Year Performance-0.01%16.70%11.46%25.91%

Sun Life Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
IAG
iA Financial
0.666 of 5 stars
C$87.10
-1.0%
C$89.72
+3.0%
-1.9%C$8.57BC$8.11B12.035,222
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
2.5685 of 5 stars
C$75.41
-0.7%
C$87.32
+15.8%
-4.7%C$132.72BC$51.50B12.82103,179
BN
Brookfield
0.3953 of 5 stars
C$56.59
-1.3%
C$44.00
-22.2%
+34.1%C$87.71BC$97.86B70.74240,000News Coverage
BMO
Bank of Montreal
3.2481 of 5 stars
C$114.89
-1.2%
C$131.96
+14.9%
-1.2%C$83.35BC$31.18B15.7655,767Negative News
BNS
Bank of Nova Scotia
1.0276 of 5 stars
C$63.72
-0.2%
C$66.68
+4.6%
-3.6%C$78.38BC$29.52B10.5189,249
MFC
Manulife Financial
0.5872 of 5 stars
C$35.48
-1.7%
C$37.30
+5.1%
+37.9%C$63.86BC$27.47B15.5638,000
CM
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
1.6372 of 5 stars
C$66.08
-1.5%
C$69.21
+4.7%
+15.8%C$61.93BC$21.32B10.1348,047Insider Selling
IFC
Intact Financial
1.8291 of 5 stars
C$226.04
-1.7%
C$247.30
+9.4%
+14.0%C$40.30BC$29.04B26.2530,000Insider Selling
NA
National Bank of Canada
1.1125 of 5 stars
C$116.34
-1.1%
C$115.00
-1.2%
+20.9%C$39.54BC$9.89B12.2528,730Gap Down
GWO
Great-West Lifeco
0.7524 of 5 stars
C$40.48
0.0%
C$44.00
+8.7%
+6.3%C$37.76BC$32.17B11.5333,500

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This page (TSE:SLF) was last updated on 6/12/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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