Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sun Life Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0885756362155 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

SLF has been the topic of several recent research reports. Scotiabank raised Sun Life Financial from a “sector perform” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. TD Securities raised Sun Life Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised Sun Life Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, 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. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $52.67.

Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) opened at $40.83 on Wednesday. Sun Life Financial has a 1-year low of $32.22 and a 1-year high of $44.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 4.42 and a quick ratio of 4.42. The firm has a market capitalization of $25,097.16, a PE ratio of 12.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.88.

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About Sun Life Financial

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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