Look For Institutional Buying In Sun Life Financial, Inc. (NYSE: SLF)

Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) concluded trading on Thursday at a closing price of $54.58, with 0.41 million shares of worth about $22.28 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 12.72% during that period and on March 28, 2024 the price saw a gain of about 0.37%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 584.60M shares, out of which, 584.38M shares are available for trading.

Stock saw a price change of -0.89% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 1.37%. Year-to-date (YTD), SLF shares are showing a performance of 5.24% which increased to 19.54% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $44.57 but also hit the highest price of $55.46 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Sun Life Financial, Inc. shares is 626.09K. The stock is currently trading 0.31% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 2.55% for SMA50 and it goes to 7.61% higher than SMA200.

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Sun Life Financial, Inc. (NYSE: SLF) currently have 584.60M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 50.65% of that.

The stock has a current market capitalization of $31.91B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 1.00. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 14.02, while it has posted earnings per share of $3.89 in the same period. Its PEG reads 3.49 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for SLF, volatility over the week remained 1.12% while standing at 1.14% over the month.

Analysts are in expectations that Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $1.21 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $1.22 and it is $5.39 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $1.16 which is $1.27 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $1.14 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to rise by 6.97% while it is estimated to increase by 7.98% in next year. EPS is likely to grow at an annualized rate of 4.02% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of 3.98% made by the stock over the past 5-years.

Stock get a Sector perform rating from National Bank Financial on February 10, 2022.

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