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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC

Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Life Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in Canada, Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC  has a market cap of 28996.48. Since its IPO date on the 9/24/1999, Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC performance year to date is 0.37%. Today Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC has gained 0.55%, with a current price of 14.57.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 53.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 56.20%. Return of assets are at 0.40%, with return on investment at 7.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.35. While Total debt/equity is 0.35. With a profit margin of 4.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 7.40%. Manulife Financial Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC has seen a EPS growth of -41.50%. A performance for the year of -7.72%. The 52-week high is -11.76%, and the 52-week low is 36.81%. The average volume for Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC is 1914712.

With a target price of 15.4, can Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Manulife Financial Corporation, MFC. Manulife Financial Corporation has a P/E of 15.27 and a forward P/E of 7.11. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.56. Manulife Financial Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.64 and 0.98 respectively. For P/cash, Manulife Financial Corporation has a value of 1.83, while it is 3.72 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 14.57, Manulife Financial Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.84%. We see a return on equity of 6.50%.

Looking more long-term Manulife Financial Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.84% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -41.50% for this year and for the last five years a 25.10% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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