Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSE:SLF) (NYSE:SLF) was downgraded by TD Securities from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. They presently have a C$57.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of C$50.00. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 10.72% from the company’s previous close.

Several other research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$51.00 to C$55.00 in a report on Thursday. Desjardins increased their price objective on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$52.00 to C$56.00 in a report on Wednesday, December 21st. Scotiabank increased their price objective on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$46.00 to C$50.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, November 7th. Canaccord Genuity increased their price objective on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$49.00 to C$50.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$50.00 to C$54.00 in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Sun Life Financial has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$52.00.

Analyst Recommendations for Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF)

Shares of Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF) traded up 1.65% on Friday, reaching $52.33. 736,628 shares of the company were exchanged. Sun Life Financial has a 1-year low of $36.64 and a 1-year high of $53.75. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $52.03 and a 200 day moving average price of $45.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $32.07 billion and a PE ratio of 14.06.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 30th were given a dividend of $0.42 per share. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.26%. This is an increase from Sun Life Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41.

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Sun Life Financial Company Profile

Sun Life Financial Inc is the holding company of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. The Company is a financial services organization providing a range of protection and wealth products and services. It operates in five segments: Sun Life Financial Canada (SLF Canada), Sun Life Financial United States (SLF U.S.), Sun Life Financial Asset Management (SLF Asset Management), Sun Life Financial Asia (SLF Asia) and Corporate.

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