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How to buy Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Manulife Financial Corporation shares.
Manulife Financial Corporation is an insurance-life business based in the US. Manulife Financial Corporation stocks (MFC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $18.91 – an increase of 1.84% over the previous week. Manulife Financial Corporation employs 37,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $56.1 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Manulife Financial Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Manulife Financial Corporation shares?
- Manulife Financial Corporation shares summary
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- Is Manulife Financial Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Manulife Financial Corporation performance over time
- Is Manulife Financial Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Manulife Financial Corporation shares over-valued?
- Manulife Financial Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Manulife Financial Corporation shares?
- Does Manulife Financial Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Manulife Financial Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Manulife Financial Corporation stock price (NYSE:MFC)Use our graph to track the performance of MFC stocks over time.
Manulife Financial Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$20.43|
|52-week range||$17.04 - $21.47|
|50-day moving average||$19.31|
|200-day moving average||$19.88|
|Wall St. target price||$23.84|
|Dividend yield||$1.12 (5.17%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.71|
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Is it a good time to buy Manulife Financial Corporation stock?
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Manulife Financial Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||1.84%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||7.47%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||2.15%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||6.80%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||10.97%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||0.79%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||29.30%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||6.63%|
Is Manulife Financial Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Manulife Financial Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Manulife Financial Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Manulife Financial Corporation's P/E ratio
Manulife Financial Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Manulife Financial Corporation shares trade at around 7x 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.
Manulife Financial Corporation's PEG ratio
Manulife Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.84. 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 Manulife Financial Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Manulife Financial Corporation's EBITDA
Manulife Financial Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Manulife Financial Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Manulife Financial Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$56.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.58%|
|Gross profit TTM||$10.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.62%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.2%|
|Market capitalisation||$38.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Manulife Financial Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Manulife Financial Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Manulife Financial Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 23.85
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Manulife Financial Corporation's overall score of 23.85 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Manulife Financial Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Manulife Financial Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.74/100
Manulife Financial Corporation's environmental score of 6.74 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Manulife Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Manulife Financial Corporation's social score
Social score: 12.54/100
Manulife Financial Corporation's social score of 12.54 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Manulife Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Manulife Financial Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 13.57/100
Manulife Financial Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Manulife Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Manulife Financial Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Manulife Financial Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Manulife Financial Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.
Manulife Financial Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 36.98% of net profits
Recently Manulife Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 36.98% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Manulife Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Manulife Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.12 per share.
While Manulife Financial Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Manulife Financial Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Manulife Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 19 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Manulife Financial Corporation's shares ever split?
Manulife Financial Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 June 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Manulife Financial Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Manulife Financial Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Manulife Financial Corporation's share price.
Manulife Financial Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Manulife Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.0411 up to $21.4717. 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 Manulife Financial Corporation's is 1.2126. This would suggest that Manulife Financial Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Manulife Financial Corporation overview
Manulife Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial products and services in Asia, Canada, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through Wealth and Asset Management Businesses; Insurance and Annuity Products; And Corporate and Other segments. The Wealth and Asset Management Businesses segment provides mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, group retirement and savings products, and institutional asset management services through agents and brokers affiliated with the company, securities brokerage firms, and financial advisors pension plan consultants and banks. The Insurance and Annuity Products segment offers deposit and credit products; individual life, and individual and group long-term care insurance; and guaranteed and partially guaranteed annuity products through insurance agents, brokers, banks, financial planners, and direct marketing. The Corporate and Other segment is involved in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance businesses; and run-off reinsurance operations, including variable annuities, and accident and health. It also manages timberland and agricultural portfolios; and engages in insurance agency, portfolio and mutual fund management, mutual fund dealer, life and financial reinsurance, and fund management businesses. Additionally, the company holds and manages oil and gas properties; holds oil and gas royalties, and foreign bonds and equities; and provides investment management, counseling, advisory, and dealer services.
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