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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF

Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Property & Casualty Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in Canada, Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF  has a market cap of 19534.4. Since its IPO date on the 3/23/2000, Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF performance year to date is 5.09%. Today Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF has gained 0.54%, with a current price of 31.87.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 54.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.00%. Return of assets are at 0.80%, with return on investment at 9.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.22. While Total debt/equity is 0.22. With a profit margin of 7.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 10.40%. Sun Life Financial Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF has seen a EPS growth of 24.10%. A performance for the year of 5.44%. The 52-week high is -9.17%, and the 52-week low is 29.54%. The average volume for Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF is 318300.

With a target price of 34.19, can Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Sun Life Financial Inc., SLF. Sun Life Financial Inc. has a P/E of 12.66 and a forward P/E of 10.33. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.07. Sun Life Financial Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.9 and 1.38 respectively. For P/cash, Sun Life Financial Inc. has a value of 3.93, while it is 5.67 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 31.87, Sun Life Financial Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.86%. We see a return on equity of 10.90%.

Looking more long-term Sun Life Financial Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.13%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.17% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 24.10% for this year and for the last five years a 9.10% 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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