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How to buy Sun Life Financial stock
Learn how to easily invest in Sun Life Financial stock.
Sun Life Financial is an insurance-diversified business based in the US. Sun Life Financial shares (SLF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
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Sun Life Financial stock price (NYSE: SLF)Use our graph to track the performance of SLF stocks over time.
Sun Life Financial shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$49.97|
|52-week range||$37.52 - $55.94|
|50-day moving average||$47.15|
|200-day moving average||$46.07|
|Wall St. target price||$54.54|
|Dividend yield||$2.7 (4.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.08|
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Sun Life Financial price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-28)||N/A|
|1 month (2023-01-04)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-11-08)||11.86%|
|6 months (2022-08-04)||N/A|
|1 year (2022-02-08)||-13.89%|
|2 years (2021-02-08)||6.74%|
|3 years (2020-02-07)||12.21%|
|5 years (2018-02-07)||47.21%|
Is Sun Life Financial stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Sun Life Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sun Life Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sun Life Financial's P/E ratio
Sun Life Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Sun Life Financial shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Sun Life Financial's PEG ratio
Sun Life Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9448. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Sun Life Financial's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Sun Life Financial's EBITDA
Sun Life Financial's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sun Life Financial's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Sun Life Financial financials
|Revenue TTM||$24 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.3%|
|Gross profit TTM||$14.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.71%|
|Market capitalisation||$29.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Sun Life Financial share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 46.66% of net profits
Recently Sun Life Financial has paid out, on average, around 46.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sun Life Financial shareholders could enjoy a 4.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sun Life Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $2.7 per share.
While Sun Life Financial's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Sun Life Financial may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Sun Life Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Sun Life Financial share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sun Life Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $37.5165 up to $55.9448. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sun Life Financial's is 0.9704. This would suggest that Sun Life Financial's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sun Life Financial overview
Sun Life Financial Inc. , a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients worldwide. It offers term and permanent life, as well as personal health, dental, critical illness, long-term care, and disability insurance products. The company also provides reinsurance products; investment counselling and portfolio management services; mutual funds and segregated funds; trust and banking services; real estate property brokerage and appraisal services; and merchant banking services. It distributes its products through direct sales agents, managing and independent general agents, financial intermediaries, broker-dealers, banks, pension and benefits consultants, and other third-party marketing organizations. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. .
Sun Life Financial in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Sun Life Financial is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.069% of Sun Life Financial shares are held by insiders and 55.429% by institutions. When does the fiscal year end for Sun Life Financial?
Sun Life Financial's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Sun Life Financial based?
Sun Life Financial's address is: 1 York Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5J 0B6 What is Sun Life Financial's ISIN number?
Sun Life Financial's international securities identification number is: CA8667961053 What is Sun Life Financial's CUSIP number?
Sun Life Financial's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 866796105
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