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Is Sun Life Financial Inc.(NYSE: SLF), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/23/2000. Sun Life Financial Inc. is in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Sun Life Financial Inc., is 383.7, and so far today it has a volume of 383000. Performance year to date since the 3/23/2000 is 6.57%.

To help you determine whether Sun Life Financial Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.82 and forward P/E is 10.57. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sun Life Financial Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.13. P/S ratio is 0.91 and the P/B ratio is 1.4. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.98 and 5.74 respectively.

At the current price Sun Life Financial Inc. is trading at, 32.32 (-0.68% today), Sun Life Financial Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.81%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 47.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.52, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.21% after growing 24.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -33.90%, and 466.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 613, and the number of shares float is 612.67. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 54.40%. The float short is 0.41%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.63. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.80%, and also a return on investment of 9.70%.

The ability for Sun Life Financial Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.22 and total debt/equity is 0.22. In terms of margins, Sun Life Financial Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 10.40%, and Sun Life Financial Inc. has a profit margin of 7.10%.

The 52 week high is -7.89%, with 31.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.19% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.56%.

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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