News headlines about Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sun Life Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)

SLF has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Sun Life Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 2nd. Credit Suisse Group lowered Sun Life Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. BidaskClub raised Sun Life Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. National Bank Financial reaffirmed an “outperform overweight” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Sun Life Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.17.

Shares of Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) traded up 0.12% on Thursday, hitting $33.74. The stock had a trading volume of 385,001 shares. Sun Life Financial has a 52 week low of $30.38 and a 52 week high of $40.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.10 and a beta of 0.89. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $33.86 and a 200-day moving average price of $36.68.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be given a dividend of $0.3164 per share. This represents a $1.27 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 26th. Sun Life Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.23%.

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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 company providing a range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. It operates through five segments. The Sun Life Financial Canada segment provides retail insurance and investment advice, products and services to people across Canada.

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