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Is Manulife Financial Corporation(NYSE: MFC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/24/1999. Manulife Financial Corporation is in the Life Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Manulife Financial Corporation, is 2253.37, and so far today it has a volume of 2185400. Performance year to date since the 9/24/1999 is -3.42%.

To help you determine whether Manulife Financial Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.63 and forward P/E is 6.85. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Manulife Financial Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.49. P/S ratio is 0.61 and the P/B ratio is 0.94. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 1.75 and 3.55 respectively.

At the current price Manulife Financial Corporation is trading at, 14.02 (-2.30% today), Manulife Financial Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.99%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 56.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.96, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 15.84% after growing -41.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.80%, and 2618.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1976.17, and the number of shares float is 1972.45. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 53.70%. The float short is 0.45%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.91. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.40%, and also a return on investment of 7.00%.

The ability for Manulife Financial Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.35 and total debt/equity is 0.35. In terms of margins, Manulife Financial Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 7.40%, and Manulife Financial Corporation has a profit margin of 4.20%.

The 52 week high is -15.09%, with 31.64% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.46% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.87%.

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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