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Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) shares currently have a dividend yield of 4.10%. Sun Life Financial Inc., an international financial services organization, provides a range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.64. The average volume for Sun Life Financial has been 523,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sun Life Financial has a market cap of $20.1 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. TheStreet Ratings rates Sun Life Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 229.74% to $615.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -27.66%.
- Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
- SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC's earnings per share declined by 28.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC turned its bottom line around by earning $2.30 versus -$0.56 in the prior year.
- SLF, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 8.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 16.1%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
- Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further.
- You can view the full Sun Life Financial Ratings Report.
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