Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) Stock Forecast & Predictions

Sun Life Financial, Inc. SLF: $57.13

Sun Life Assurance Co Of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Sector: Finance and Insurance | Exchange: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE INC. | Web: www.sunlife.com

  • Market Cap$33.97B
  • Change (52 Weeks)24.81%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$44.27
  • Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    Strong Buy
    Analysts Recommendations for Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) is based on 19 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 52.63% are on Strong Buy, 21.05% on Moderate Buy, 21.05% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 5.26% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 19 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended SLF stock as Strong Buy. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of Sun Life Financial, Inc..

    Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $72.21$57.35$63.05
    $63.0510.36% Upside
    Updated: 2022-01-13 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for SLF set by the institutional analysts is $63.05 where High Estimate is $72.21, Median $63.217903563941306 and Low $57.35.

    The average price target for SLF by Institutional Analysts is $63.05, which is 10.36% Upside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, SLF Stock might be a bit undervalued at this stage and there’s potential for upside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) Stock Forecast Based on Investor Sentiment


    Very Positive

    Based on 548,915 investor portfolio.

    Our algorithm has analysed 548,915 investor portfolio with SLF stock holdings and found that 99.50% of them are bullish. Which means the Investor Sentiment is mostly Very Positive.

    This shows most investors are very optimistic about SLF and holding their positions hoping for a further rise in the stock price and more profit.

    Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
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    Veritas Investment ResearchReduceDowngraded
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    CM BankOutperformMaintained
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    Cormark SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsOutperformMaintained
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    TD SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BMO Capital MarketsOutperformMaintained
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    National Bank FinancialOutperformUpgraded
    Credit SuisseUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsOutperformUpgraded
    BMO Capital MarketsUpgraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformInitiated
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    RBC CapitalSector PerformUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsUpgraded
    TD SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    SbankUpgraded
    SbankOutperformUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialOutperformUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsNeutralUpgraded
    TD SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
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    National Bank FinancialOutperformUpgraded
    Credit SuisseUpgraded
    SbankOutperformUpgraded
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    BMO Capital MarketsOutperformUpgraded
    Evercore ISIMaintained
    TD SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    Evercore ISIUpgraded
    Credit SuisseUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsUpgraded
    Canaccord GenuityUpgraded
    BMO Capital MarketsUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialOutperformUpgraded
    Canaccord GenuityUpgraded
    SbankOutperformUpgraded
    Credit SuisseUpgraded
    Canaccord GenuityBuyUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialOutperformUpgraded
    RBC CapitalSector PerformDowngraded
    Evercore ISIUpgraded
    Desjardins SecuritiesBuyInitiated
    SbankUpgraded
    BMO Capital MarketsUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialSector PerformUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUpgraded
    Credit SuisseUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialSector PerformUpgraded
    Canaccord GenuityUpgraded
    CFRAHoldMaintained
    TD SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialSector PerformDowngraded
    TD SecuritiesBuyDowngraded
    CIBC World MarketsNeutralUpgraded
    CFRAHoldMaintained
    Canaccord GenuityUpgraded
    BMO Capital MarketsUpgraded
    TD SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialSector PerformUpgraded
    Evercore ISIUpgraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformInitiated
    National Bank FinancialSector PerformUpgraded
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    Desjardins SecuritiesUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsUpgraded
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    BMO Capital MarketsUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialSector Perform OverweightDowngraded
    Evercore ISIDowngraded
    National Bank FinancialOutperformUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsDowngraded
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    Evercore ISIOutperformInitiated
    Argus ResearchBuyMaintained
    BarclaysEqual WeightDowngraded
    CIBC World MarketsUnderperformDowngraded
    CIBCUnderperformDowngraded
    Cormark Securities54Initiated
    BMO Capital MarketsUpgraded
    TD SecuritiesBuyDowngraded
    ScotiabankSector PerformDowngraded
    Canaccord GenuityDowngraded
    Cormark SecuritiesDowngraded
    BarclaysDowngraded
    CIBC World MarketsDowngraded
    Canaccord GenuityDowngraded
    BMO Capital MarketsDowngraded
    BarclaysDowngraded
    National Bank FinancialOutperformDowngraded
    Evercore ISIDowngraded
    CIBC World MarketsDowngraded
    Desjardins SecuritiesDowngraded
    Evercore ISIDowngraded
    Cormark Securities60Initiated
    Canaccord GenuityUpgraded
    BMO Capital MarketsDowngraded
    TD SecuritiesDowngraded
    Canaccord GenuityHoldInitiated
    Desjardins SecuritiesUpgraded
    Eight CapitalUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsUpgraded
    BMO Capital MarketsUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    SbankOutperformDowngraded
    RBC CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    Eight CapitalUpgraded
    BMO Capital MarketsOutperformUpgraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    BarclaysUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialOutperformDowngraded
    Credit SuisseUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialOutperformUpgraded
    TD SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    RBC CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    TD SecuritiesHoldUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialOutperformUpgraded
    Credit SuisseUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    SbankSector PerformUpgraded
    National Bank FinancialOutperformUpgraded
    BarclaysMaintained
    SbankSector PerformMaintained
    BMO Capital MarketsMarket PerformMaintained
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    National Bank FinancialOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralDowngraded
    CIBC World MarketsOutperformMaintained
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    BarclaysMaintained
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    National Bank FinancialOutperformMaintained
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    SbankOutperformMaintained
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    RBC CapitalMaintained
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    BMO Capital MarketsAt Market PerformMaintained
    National Bank FinancialOutperformMaintained
    CIBCSector OutperformUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsMaintained
    ArgusBuyUpgraded
    SbankOutperformMaintained
    RBC CapitalOutperformMaintained
    MacquarieNeutralDowngraded
    Canaccord GenuityMaintained
    CIBC World MarketsMaintained
    SbankMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformUpgraded
    SbankMaintained
    CIBC World MarketsSector PerformMaintained
    RBC CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    Canaccord GenuityBuyMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    CIBC World MarketsSector PerformMaintained
    SbankSector PerformMaintained
    SbankMaintained
    BarclaysOutperformUpgraded
    SbankMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    Canaccord GenuityBuyMaintained
    BarclaysEqual WeightMaintained
    SbankSector OutperformUpgraded
    CIBC World MarketsSector PerformMaintained
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    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual WeightMaintained
    CIBC World MarketsSector PerformMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    BarclaysOutperformUpgraded
    TD SecuritiesHoldMaintained
    National Bank FinancialSector PerformMaintained
    CIBC World MarketsSector PerformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformInitiated
    SbankMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
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    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    National Bank FinancialMaintained
    CIBC World MarketsSector PerformMaintained
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    SbankMaintained
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    National Bank FinancialMaintained
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    CIBC World MarketsMaintained
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    SbankSector PerformMaintained
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    Canaccord GenuityMaintained
    Cormark SecuritiesMarket PerformDowngraded
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    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysUnderweightMaintained
    DesjardinsHoldDowngraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformUpgraded
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained

    Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $1.581
    The average consensus EPS for SLF is $1.581 with a high estimate of $1.764 and Low of $1.431 for the period 2022-03-31 and based on 8 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $1.5$1.48562021-06-30


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $1.54$1.53072021-09-30
    $1.5$1.48562021-06-30
    $1.45$1.47552021-03-31
    $1.47$1.39852020-12-31
    $1.44$1.29642020-09-30
    $1.26$1.13632020-06-30
    $1.31$1.13282020-03-31
    $1.34$1.31372019-12-31
    $1.37$1.2822019-09-30
    $1.24$1.25382019-06-30
    $1.2$1.2262019-03-31
    $1.19$1.16492018-12-31
    $1.2$1.18562018-09-30
    $1.2$1.15992018-06-30
    $1.26$1.12392018-03-31
    $1.05$1.03482017-12-31
    $1.05$1.01612017-09-30
    $1.12$0.98342017-06-30
    $0.93$1.0032017-03-31
    $0.91$0.98432016-12-31
    $1.04$0.93452016-09-30
    $0.9$0.92822016-06-30
    $0.95$0.9132016-03-31
    $1.05$0.87492015-12-31
    $0.86$0.88282015-09-30
    $1$0.81892015-06-30
    $0.84$0.78162015-03-31
    $0.59$0.78962014-12-31
    $0.84$0.7512014-09-30
    $0.81$0.72872014-06-30
    $0.72$0.67542014-03-31
    $0.99$0.68282013-12-31
    $0.56$0.64842013-09-30
    $0.63$0.67132013-06-30
    $0.65$0.672013-03-31
    $0.76$0.63472012-12-31
    $0.68$0.64092012-09-30
    $0.64$0.6072012-06-30
    $0.6$0.76182012-03-31
    $-0.38$-0.60052011-12-31

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