Sun Life Financial and Manulife Financial Corp. yields 3.5 and 3.8% plus Asian exposure

Sun Life Financial and Manulife Financial Corp. yields 3.5 and 3.8% plus Asian exposure

Improved sales in Asia led to a 1.3% and 14.2% earnings gains for these two companies during their most-recent quarter.

Both firms recently raised their dividend payouts.

The stocks trade at just 8.3 and 11.6 times each company’s 2020 earnings forecast.


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MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. (Toronto symbol MFC; www.manulife.ca)… Read More

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Canada’s top insurance firms remain great choices for investors seeking blue-chip growth plus solid yields. They’re also a great way for you to tap into fast-growing Asian demand for insurance and wealth management services.
MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP., $26.36, is a buy. This safety-conscious blue-chip company (Toronto symbol MFC; Shares… Read More

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GREAT-WEST LIFECO, $32.72, is still a hold. The stock (Toronto symbol GWO; shares outstanding: 928.0 million; Market cap: $30.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.1%; www.greatwestlife-co.com) gives you exposure to Canada’s second-largest in-surance company, after Manulife Financial. It also offers mutual funds and wealth management services.
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Recently a Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle asked his opinion of Canada’s second largest default mortgage insurer.

Overall, says Pat, the company’s fundamentals are sound. With its shares trading at just 8.5 times forecast earnings and a high dividend yield, it looks like an… Read More