Analyst Ratings for Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for SLF last month.

18 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 7 gave SLF a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 10 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Several price targets were given for SLF by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 44.28, which equates to a potential upside of 15.58 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 36, implying a possible loss of -6.03 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 4.17 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.32 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 5.22 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.66 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SLF to grow at a rate of -25.34 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SLF is -0.37.

In the last 52-weeks, SLF has achieved a high of 40.57 and a low of 30.38. Today's price is 26.1 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 5.57 percent. SLF has a P/E ratio of 9.46. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SLF value stock report compares SLF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $29.27 billion. SLF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.