Sun Life Financial (SLF) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.31

Press coverage about Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) has been trending positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sun Life Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub raised Sun Life Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada raised Sun Life Financial from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $51.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. ValuEngine cut Sun Life Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Sun Life Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, National Bank Financial reissued an “outperform overweight” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.17.

Shares of Sun Life Financial (SLF) traded up 0.39% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $33.87. The company had a trading volume of 330,965 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.79 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.06 and a beta of 0.89. Sun Life Financial has a one year low of $30.38 and a one year high of $40.57. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $33.86 and a 200-day moving average of $36.68.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be given a $0.3164 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 26th. This represents a $1.27 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.74%. Sun Life Financial’s payout ratio is 41.23%.

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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.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “SLF”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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