Sun Life Financial Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (NYSE:SLF)
Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the stock, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $37.33.
SLF has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research note on Monday, August 18th. They now have a $39.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at National Bank Financial downgraded shares of Sun Life Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 8th. Finally, analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research note on Thursday, June 26th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.
Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) opened at 37.21 on Monday. Sun Life Financial has a 52 week low of $30.01 and a 52 week high of $38.85. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $37.61 and its 200-day moving average is $35.34. The company has a market cap of $22.758 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.22.
Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.11. Analysts expect that Sun Life Financial will post $2.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.3298 per share. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.50%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 25th.
Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF) is an international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers.
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