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Shares of Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, Analyst RN reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $37.33.

Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) opened at 37.22 on Monday. Sun Life Financial has a 52-week low of $30.33 and a 52-week high of $38.85. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $37.60 and a 200-day moving average of $35.46. The company has a market cap of $22.764 billion and a P/E ratio of 29.47.

Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) last released its earnings results 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. On average, analysts predict that Sun Life Financial will post $2.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 27th will be given a dividend of $0.3298 per share. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 25th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SLF. 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 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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