News headlines about Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sun Life Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4858379415361 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
SLF has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut Sun Life Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Sun Life Financial from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Sun Life Financial presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.80.
Shares of Sun Life Financial (NYSE SLF) opened at $41.95 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $25,415.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 4.42 and a current ratio of 4.42. Sun Life Financial has a 12 month low of $32.22 and a 12 month high of $42.11.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th were given a dividend of $0.3565 per share. This is an increase from Sun Life Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 28th. This represents a $1.43 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.40%. Sun Life Financial’s payout ratio is presently 43.94%.
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Sun Life Financial Company Profile
Sun Life Financial Inc is the holding company of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. The Company is a financial services company providing a range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. It operates through five segments. The Sun Life Financial Canada segment provides retail insurance and investment advice, products and services to people across Canada.
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