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Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 19828.61. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Sun Life Financial Inc. is 32.35 (with a change from open of 1.28%), this in conjunction with a target price of 34.19. Volume today has so far reached 243700, with an average volume of about 386.89. The GAP for this stock, is 0.22%.

The P/E ratio is 12.85, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.48. The current EPS for Sun Life Financial Inc., is 2.52, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 24.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 6.67%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Sun Life Financial Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.17% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.13%. Quarter over quarter is -33.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 466.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -4.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at *TBA and institutional ownership is 54.40%. Shares outstanding is 612.94, while shares float is at a value of 612.67. Float short for Sun Life Financial Inc. is 0.43% and the short ratio is 6.84.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.22, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.22. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 10.40%. The profit margin is 7.10%.

Sun Life Financial Inc. has seen returns on assets of 0.80%, and on investment, 9.70%. Return on equity is 10.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.91, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.4 and Price/cash is 3.99, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 5.75.

The simple moving averages are 1.23% and 3.76% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.80% and the 52 week low is 31.49%.

Sun Life Financial Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.80%, with a current price of 32.35. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 47.00%. This is in an industry, Property & Casualty Insurance, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Sun Life Financial Inc. is based in Canada.

Performance in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry means that Sun Life Financial Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.31%, with performance for the month coming to 1.63%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.63%, and for the half year the performance is 5.88%. Volatility for this week is 1.66% and for the month this is 1.44%.

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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