Sun Life Financial (SLF) Given New C$54.00 Price Target at Barclays

Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF) (NYSE:SLF) had its price target reduced by Barclays from C$58.00 to C$54.00 in a report released on Friday.

SLF has been the topic of several other research reports. Desjardins decreased their price objective on Sun Life Financial from C$60.00 to C$58.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. Canaccord Genuity decreased their price objective on Sun Life Financial from C$54.00 to C$53.00 in a report on Friday. CIBC decreased their price objective on Sun Life Financial from C$59.00 to C$57.00 in a report on Monday, October 29th. Evercore decreased their price objective on Sun Life Financial from C$60.50 to C$60.00 in a report on Monday, October 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on Sun Life Financial from C$62.00 to C$60.00 in a report on Friday, August 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sun Life Financial currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of C$57.71.

Shares of TSE:SLF traded down C$0.18 during trading on Friday, hitting C$48.45. 1,192,800 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,099,038. Sun Life Financial has a 1-year low of C$46.96 and a 1-year high of C$56.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 18.98, a current ratio of 481.58 and a quick ratio of 448.92.

Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF) (NYSE:SLF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The financial services provider reported C$1.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$1.15 by C$0.05. The firm had revenue of C$6.83 billion for the quarter. As a group, analysts anticipate that Sun Life Financial will post 5.01311658165698 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 31st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 28th will be paid a $0.50 dividend. This is a positive change from Sun Life Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.13%. Sun Life Financial’s payout ratio is currently 46.50%.

In related news, insider Stephen Peacher sold 89,485 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$51.39, for a total value of C$4,598,634.15.

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial Inc, a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients, high-net-worth individuals, and families. It operates through Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Asia, and Corporate segments.

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