Low p/e, high yields enhance their appeal

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $24 (Toronto symbol MFC; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio; Finance sector; Shares o/s: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $48.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.manulife.ca) is Canada’s largest life insurance provider. It also sells other forms of insurance, including health, dental and travel plans… Read More

These insurers continue to reward investors

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC. $50 (Toronto symbol SLF; Conservative- Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 597.2 million; Market cap: $29.9 billion; Dividend yield: 4.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.sunlife.ca) is Canada’s third-largest life insurance company by market cap, behind Manulife Financial (No. 1) and Great-West… Read More