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Pictet North America Advisors Sa decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 6.38% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pictet North America Advisors Sa sold 9,929 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 145,698 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $19.10 million, down from 155,627 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pictet North America Advisors Sa who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $550.73 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.30% or $2.54 during the last trading session, reaching $192.93. About 5.63 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has declined 4.87% since May 6, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.24% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: 03/04/2018 – US News: Exclusive: Facebook CEO Says Not Planning to Extend European Privacy Law Globally; 29/03/2018 – Facebook Executive’s 2016 Memo Shows Company Aware of Its Faults; 10/04/2018 – FB: After trying to deflect @KamalaHarris , Zuck admits there was an internal conversation, and decision made not to inform users that their data was breached in Cambridge Analytica fiasco. – ! $FB; 28/03/2018 – Facebook makes changes to make privacy policies more transparent; 15/05/2018 – Facebook Wins Hedge Fund Popularity Contest in the First Quarter; 02/05/2018 – Facebook to release smart speaker first in markets outside US, sources say; 19/03/2018 – European Parliament President Antonio Tajani: Misuse of Facebook User Data Is Unacceptable Violation of Citizens’ Privacy Rights; 03/04/2018 – Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Don’t Fix Facebook. Replace It; 23/05/2018 – Macron’s guest-list included Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, IBM’s Virginia Rometty, Intel’s Brian Krzanich, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and a raft of other big hitters in the corporate world; 21/03/2018 – Zuckerberg Expected to Address New Facebook Concerns (Audio)

Cardinal Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) by 2.36% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cardinal Capital Management Inc sold 30,706 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.27M shares of the life insurance company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $42.18M, down from 1.30M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cardinal Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Sun Life Financial Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $24.41B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.21% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $40.76. About 90,051 shares traded. Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) has declined 6.61% since May 6, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.98% the S&P500. Some Historical SLF News: 03/04/2018 – SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC – THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO SLF INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANNOUNCEMENT; 16/04/2018 – SUN LIFE SAYS DOIRE WILL BE PRESIDENT OF PRIME ADVISORS; 02/04/2018 – CHINA C.BANK: LENT 32.34 BLN YUAN FOR 1-MTH PERIOD VIA SLF IN MARCH; 03/04/2018 – Sun Life Financial strengthens its Asia high net worth insurance business; 02/05/2018 – PBOC END-APRIL OUTSTANDING SLF 39.1B YUAN; 02/04/2018 – PBOC END-MARCH OUTSTANDING SLF 48.2B YUAN; 09/03/2018 – Canada News Wire: Sun Life Global Investments and Excel announce additional changes as part of integration process; 16/04/2018 – DEUTSCHE BANK’S DOIRE LEAVES TO JOIN SUN LIFE’S PRIME ADVISORS; 09/05/2018 – KC Royals pitcher Brad Keller closes Sun Life Home Run to Health youth fitness program with free game tickets for kids; 28/03/2018 – Canada News Wire: Sun Life Global Investments and Excel Funds announce Excel China Fund risk-rating change

Analysts await Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $0.90 earnings per share, down 10.00% or $0.10 from last year’s $1 per share. SLF’s profit will be $538.87M for 11.32 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual earnings per share reported by Sun Life Financial Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Cardinal Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.84 billion and $853.29 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) by 140,160 shares to 146,350 shares, valued at $16.05 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jpmorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) by 6,977 shares in the quarter, for a total of 168,289 shares, and has risen its stake in Sap Ag (NYSE:SAP).

More notable recent Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Why Sun Life Is Not A Wonderful Investment Choice – Seeking Alpha” on February 16, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “My Sun Life HK App Wins Two Awards for its Excellence – Yahoo Finance” published on May 06, 2019, Fool.ca published: “Warning: 1 Huge Mistake to Avoid This Tax Season – The Motley Fool Canada” on April 23, 2019. More interesting news about Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) were released by: Fool.ca and their article: “2 Dividend Heavyweights to Buy Right Now – The Motley Fool Canada” published on April 27, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Sun Life Financial: Dark Clouds Dissipating, Sunny Outlook Ahead – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 14, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.42, from 1.13 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 143 investors sold FB shares while 740 reduced holdings. 166 funds opened positions while 465 raised stakes. 1.73 billion shares or 7.30% more from 1.61 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. The Washington-based Garde has invested 0.1% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Baldwin Invest Ltd accumulated 1,880 shares or 0.08% of the stock. The Wisconsin-based Johnson Group has invested 0.26% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Weitz Management, a Nebraska-based fund reported 465,907 shares. Valiant Mgmt Ltd Partnership accumulated 486,923 shares. Cypress Ltd Liability Corporation (Wy) reported 0.34% stake. 10 reported 2,018 shares stake. State Bank Of Nova Scotia reported 1.19M shares. Verition Fund Management Ltd Liability, Connecticut-based fund reported 25,880 shares. Old Bancorp In has 0.58% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.32% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 1.54 million shares. Gradient Invests reported 0.06% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Lakewood Capital Management Lp has 517,000 shares for 2.23% of their portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership holds 0.24% or 1.38M shares in its portfolio. Ameriprise Financial has 1.06% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Pictet North America Advisors Sa, which manages about $2.65B and $1.11B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Broadcom Inc by 1,585 shares to 5,586 shares, valued at $1.42 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX) by 140,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 205,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA).

Since November 6, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 17 insider sales for $56.44 million activity. Wehner David M. had sold 4,761 shares worth $671,777. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $300,102 was made by Cox Christopher K on Tuesday, November 6. On Wednesday, November 14 the insider Sandberg Sheryl sold $7.88 million. Stretch Colin had sold 750 shares worth $128,408 on Wednesday, February 6. Schroepfer Michael Todd sold $5.19 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Wednesday, November 21.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Bans Alex Jones, Farrakhan, Others – Benzinga” on May 02, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 04/25/2019: PTC,FB,XLNX – Nasdaq” published on April 25, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “After Hours Most Active for Apr 24, 2019 : PCG, MSFT, FB, SNAP, CMCSA, XOG, FOLD, SHY, PFE, RF, CNDT, POL – Nasdaq” on April 24, 2019. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Facebook (FB) to Terminate P2P Services in UK and France – Nasdaq” published on April 17, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Even Up 45%, FB Stock Is Worth a Like Ahead of NFLX Earnings – Nasdaq” with publication date: April 16, 2019.

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Retail steadily increased holdings in Jet Airways even as institutions sold

Information asymmetry and the ability to analyse a stock becomes clear if the response of retail and institutional investors to Jet Airways (India) Ltd’s …

Information asymmetry and the ability to analyse a stock becomes clear if the response of retail and institutional investors to Jet Airways (India) Ltd’s unravelling financial woes is tracked during the last financial year.

Data from BSE showed that institutional investors—mutual funds and foreign portfolio investors (FPIs)—were steadily losing confidence in the beleaguered airline since December 2017. FPIs and fund houses cut their stakes to 3.58% and 1.47%, respectively as of end-March, from 9.65% and 4.96% respectively in 31 March 2018.

Meanwhile, retail investors, who traded in lot sizes of less than 1 lakh, raised their stakes every quarter.

Such investors held 11.42% in Jet Airways as of March-end, sharply rising from 4.9% as of 31 March 2018.

“It is difficult to comment on the difference in the behaviour of the two category of investors. It is a typical retail investor behaviour. They tend to bet on individual stock when they are cheap without going into other aspects. They see a value, some upswing which an institutional investor may not necessarily see. On the other hand, institutional investors need to take a decision as they are guided by a higher sense of responsibility,” said a fund manager, who did not wish to be named.

Since 2017, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has been taking steps to safeguard retail investors while trading in equity markets, specifically derivatives. It introduced and proposed steps than prevent or dissuade them from taking higher exposure in derivatives or so-called “speculative trading”.

The behaviour of institutional investors has been in stark contrast with the way retail investors viewed Jet.

At the end of December 2017, 27 funds cumulatively held a 9.65% stake in the carrier and 73 FPIs held 4.96% stake.

One-third of these institutional investors have exited the stock at the end of March. The number of FPIs in the stock has fallen to 30 holding only 1.47% equity in the airline. Only two mutual funds held a 3.58% stake combined.

The top public shareholder was Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund which held more than a 3% stake across six schemes.

Jet Airways operated its last flight on 17 April before it suspended operations due to a severe cash crunch. In Thursday’s trading session, Aditya Birla MF sold shares 7,59,854 shares worth 13 crore in a block deal.

“As of today, Aditya Birla MF holds very negligible stake in Jet. As the situation stands today, the future of Jet is up in the air. This is perhaps the reason why fund houses do not see any value,” said a person with knowledge of the matter.

A spokesperson for Aditya Birla MF said it does not comment on specific stocks.

Interestingly, the exit of institutional investors began soon after cracks started to appear in Jet Airways.

The airline first deferred salary payments to its employees in March 2018. Since then, it has defaulted in making payment to the banks, financial creditors and operational creditors including aircraft lessors. On the other hand, retail investors increased their holdings from 89,686 shares in March 2018 to 1,37,524 shares.

Information asymmetry and the ability to analyse a stock becomes clear if the response of retail and institutional investors to Jet Airways (India) Ltd’s unravelling financial woes is tracked during the last financial year.

Data from BSE showed that institutional investors—mutual funds and foreign portfolio investors (FPIs)—were steadily losing confidence in the beleaguered airline since December 2017. FPIs and fund houses cut their stakes to 3.58% and 1.47%, respectively as of end-March, from 9.65% and 4.96% respectively in 31 March 2018.

Meanwhile, retail investors, who traded in lot sizes of less than 1 lakh, raised their stakes every quarter.

Such investors held 11.42% in Jet Airways as of March-end, sharply rising from 4.9% as of 31 March 2018.

“It is difficult to comment on the difference in the behaviour of the two category of investors. It is a typical retail investor behaviour. They tend to bet on individual stock when they are cheap without going into other aspects. They see a value, some upswing which an institutional investor may not necessarily see. On the other hand, institutional investors need to take a decision as they are guided by a higher sense of responsibility,” said a fund manager, who did not wish to be named.

Since 2017, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has been taking steps to safeguard retail investors while trading in equity markets, specifically derivatives. It introduced and proposed steps than prevent or dissuade them from taking higher exposure in derivatives or so-called “speculative trading”.

The behaviour of institutional investors has been in stark contrast with the way retail investors viewed Jet.

At the end of December 2017, 27 funds cumulatively held a 9.65% stake in the carrier and 73 FPIs held 4.96% stake.

One-third of these institutional investors have exited the stock at the end of March. The number of FPIs in the stock has fallen to 30 holding only 1.47% equity in the airline. Only two mutual funds held a 3.58% stake combined.

The top public shareholder was Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund which held more than a 3% stake across six schemes.

Jet Airways operated its last flight on 17 April before it suspended operations due to a severe cash crunch. In Thursday’s trading session, Aditya Birla MF sold shares 7,59,854 shares worth 13 crore in a block deal.

“As of today, Aditya Birla MF holds very negligible stake in Jet. As the situation stands today, the future of Jet is up in the air. This is perhaps the reason why fund houses do not see any value,” said a person with knowledge of the matter.

A spokesperson for Aditya Birla MF said it does not comment on specific stocks.

Interestingly, the exit of institutional investors began soon after cracks started to appear in Jet Airways.

The airline first deferred salary payments to its employees in March 2018. Since then, it has defaulted in making payment to the banks, financial creditors and operational creditors including aircraft lessors. On the other hand, retail investors increased their holdings from 89,686 shares in March 2018 to 1,37,524 shares.

Even as Jet continues to navigate turbulent weather, the stock has shown some sort of “resilience”.

On Thursday, after the announcement of temporary shutdown, the stock fell 34% intraday and closed 32.2% lower at 163.90.

However in the previous six months the stock has in fact risen by 10%. Edelweiss Securities in a report on 8 April said that “While varying possibilities are emerging, including the hunt for a new buyer and/or a debt write-off, Jet Airways’ viability has taken a hit. Yet, the stock price remains firm,” said Jal Irani and Vijayant Gupta, analysts at Edelweiss.

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Bridgewater Associates LP Has Cut Stake in Sun Life Finl (SLF) by $1.58 Million; Brookfield Infrast …

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Lp increased its stake in Brookfield Infrast Partners (BIP) by 23.47% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with …

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Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Lp increased its stake in Brookfield Infrast Partners (BIP) by 23.47% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Lp bought 26,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.37% with the market. The hedge fund held 137,300 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $4.74 million, up from 111,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Lp who had been investing in Brookfield Infrast Partners for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.59B market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $41.55. About 267,322 shares traded. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP) has declined 1.26% since April 3, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.63% the S&P500. Some Historical BIP News: 20/03/2018 – Financial Post: Brookfield to sell $1.6-billion in bonds in Brazil to help fund local pipeline; 21/03/2018 – Rigzone: Sources: Canada’s Brookfield To Sell Bonds In Brazil To Help Fund Pipeline; 14/05/2018 – BGH SAYS AUSTRALIANSUPER ISN’T SUPPORTIVE OF BROOKFIELD BID; 21/05/2018 – HEALTHSCOPE WON’T GIVE DUE DILIGENCE ACCESS TO BGH, BROOKFIELD; 19/04/2018 – Brookfield Residential’s Stunning New Agave Neighborhood to Debut Soon at Spencer’s Crossing in Murrieta; 21/05/2018 – Australia’s Healthscope denies access to Brookfield, BGH Capital; 20/03/2018 – Brookfield Residential Introduces New Savannah Neighborhood, Coming Soon to Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee; 17/04/2018 – BROOKFIELD HAD SAID IT WOULD USE PARTNERS WITHOUT NAMING THEM; 13/05/2018 – Healthscope Gets Rival Offer From Brookfield That Trumps BGH; 08/03/2018 – Brookfield Residential Announces New $675 Million North American Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

Bridgewater Associates Lp decreased its stake in Sun Life Finl Inc (SLF) by 15.75% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bridgewater Associates Lp sold 48,010 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.33% with the market. The hedge fund held 256,795 shares of the life insurance company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $8.52M, down from 304,805 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bridgewater Associates Lp who had been investing in Sun Life Finl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $23.35B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $39.13. About 307,793 shares traded. Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) has declined 6.61% since April 3, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.98% the S&P500. Some Historical SLF News: 08/05/2018 – SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC – QTRLY NET PREMIUMS $4,645 MLN VS $3,564 MLN; 02/04/2018 – PBOC SAYS OVERNIGHT SLF OFFERED AT 3.4%; 08/03/2018 – Fitch Affirms Sun Life Financial’s Ratings; Outlook Remains Positive; 08/05/2018 – Sun Life Fincl 1Q Rev C$6B; 08/05/2018 – Sun Life quarterly net income rises on lower U.S. tax rate; 09/05/2018 – SUN LIFE FINANCIAL SLF.TO ASSET MANAGER MFS PLANS POST-BREXIT EUROPEAN UNION HUB IN LUXEMBOURG; 03/04/2018 – SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC – THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO SLF INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANNOUNCEMENT; 09/03/2018 – Canada News Wire: Sun Life Global Investments and Excel announce additional changes as part of integration process; 09/05/2018 – KC Royals pitcher Brad Keller closes Sun Life Home Run to Health youth fitness program with free game tickets for kids; 02/04/2018 – CHINA C.BANK: LENT 21.72 BLN YUAN FOR 7-DAY PERIOD VIA SLF IN MARCH

More notable recent Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP) news were published by: Fool.ca which released: “1 Top Defensive Income Stock to Hedge Against an Economic Downturn – The Motley Fool Canada” on March 26, 2019, also Fool.ca with their article: “What Makes a Stock a Perfect Buy for Your TFSA? – The Motley Fool Canada” published on March 14, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Your Smartwatch Could Now Cost More Than Your Smartphone – Nasdaq” on March 31, 2019. More interesting news about Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Where Will Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Be in 1 Year? – The Motley Fool” published on March 24, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “5 Reasons Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Might Be The World’s Best High-Yield Stock – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: July 08, 2018.

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Lp, which manages about $18.02B and $6.44B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Digital Rlty Tr Inc (NYSE:DLR) by 3,400 shares to 20,000 shares, valued at $2.13 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Plains Gp Hldgs LP by 110,258 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7.75M shares, and cut its stake in Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE:BPL).

Analysts await Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $0.90 EPS, down 10.00% or $0.10 from last year’s $1 per share. SLF’s profit will be $536.94 million for 10.87 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Sun Life Financial Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Bridgewater Associates Lp, which manages about $10.93 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) by 41,760 shares to 201,961 shares, valued at $13.40 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) by 469,542 shares in the quarter, for a total of 556,753 shares, and has risen its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).

More notable recent Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Sun Life Financial to host Investor Day 2019 – PRNewswire” on March 05, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) CEO Dean Connor on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on November 08, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Sun Life highlights digital, reaffirms medium-term goals at investor day – Seeking Alpha” on March 26, 2019. More interesting news about Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 14, 2019 – Benzinga” published on March 14, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Sun Life Financial: Dark Clouds Dissipating, Sunny Outlook Ahead – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 14, 2019.

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Sun Life Financial (SLF) Sees Unusually-High Trading Volume

Man Group plc boosted its position in shares of Sun Life Financial by 262.6% during the third quarter. Man Group plc now owns 397,843 shares of the …

Sun Life Financial logoSun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 33,364 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the previous session’s volume of 463,682 shares.The stock last traded at $38.18 and had previously closed at $38.13.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Argus raised Sun Life Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 31st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. CIBC reaffirmed an “average” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Scotiabank lowered Sun Life Financial from a “sector outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 6th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Sun Life Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.20.

The firm has a market cap of $22.86 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.19 and a beta of 0.86.

Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 13th. The financial services provider reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.32. The company had revenue of $8.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.28 billion. Sun Life Financial had a return on equity of 13.83% and a net margin of 9.71%. The business’s revenue was down 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.05 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Sun Life Financial Inc will post 3.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.381 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 28th. This is a positive change from Sun Life Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.99%. Sun Life Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 40.53%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Addenda Capital Inc. boosted its position in shares of Sun Life Financial by 12.7% during the fourth quarter. Addenda Capital Inc. now owns 35,050 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,162,000 after buying an additional 3,950 shares during the period. Man Group plc boosted its position in shares of Sun Life Financial by 262.6% during the third quarter. Man Group plc now owns 397,843 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $15,816,000 after buying an additional 288,134 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Sun Life Financial during the third quarter worth approximately $588,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Sun Life Financial by 0.5% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,588,515 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $63,159,000 after buying an additional 8,066 shares during the period. Finally, DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co boosted its position in shares of Sun Life Financial by 1.4% during the fourth quarter. DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co now owns 46,665 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,549,000 after buying an additional 647 shares during the period. 41.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Sun Life Financial Company Profile (NYSE:SLF)

Sun Life Financial Inc, a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Asia, and Corporate.

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Bridgewater Associates Lp decreased Sun Life Finl Inc (SLF) stake by 15.75% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Bridgewater Associates Lp sold 48,010 …

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Bridgewater Associates Lp decreased Sun Life Finl Inc (SLF) stake by 15.75% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Bridgewater Associates Lp sold 48,010 shares as Sun Life Finl Inc (SLF)’s stock rose 3.33%. The Bridgewater Associates Lp holds 256,795 shares with $8.52 million value, down from 304,805 last quarter. Sun Life Finl Inc now has $22.41B valuation. The stock decreased 2.50% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $37.45. About 514,406 shares traded or 0.86% up from the average. Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) has declined 6.61% since March 23, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.98% the S&P500. Some Historical SLF News: 09/05/2018 – KC Royals pitcher Brad Keller closes Sun Life Home Run to Health youth fitness program with free game tickets for kids; 19/03/2018 – SUN LIFE – SUN LIFE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS & EXCEL WILL CLOSE EXCEL GLOBAL BALANCED ASSET ALLOCATION ETF & EXCEL GLOBAL GROWTH ASSET ALLOCATION ETF; 02/04/2018 – PBOC END-MARCH OUTSTANDING SLF 48.2B YUAN; 02/05/2018 – PBOC OFFERED 46.7B YUAN OF SLF IN APRIL; 23/03/2018 – Sun Life Financial Closes Below 50-Day Average: Technicals; 08/05/2018 – Sun Life 1Q EPS C$1.09; 08/05/2018 – SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC – QTRLY UNDERLYING EPS $1.26; 19/04/2018 – Sun Life Building Makes History on Its 100th Anniversary Earning the First Ever BOMA BEST Platinum Certification for a Centennial Building in North America; 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Canada Adds Sun Life Financial; 08/05/2018 – SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC – QTRLY NET INVESTMENT LOSS $158 MLN VS NET INVESTMENT INCOME OF $2,027 MLN LAST YEAR

Farallon Capital Management Llc increased Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN) stake by 14.09% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Farallon Capital Management Llc acquired 259,268 shares as Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN)’s stock declined 13.57%. The Farallon Capital Management Llc holds 2.10M shares with $91.46 million value, up from 1.84M last quarter. Acceleron Pharma Inc now has $2.28 billion valuation. The stock decreased 6.18% or $2.91 during the last trading session, reaching $44.16. About 281,206 shares traded. Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN) has risen 13.86% since March 23, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.49% the S&P500. Some Historical XLRN News: 19/04/2018 – DJ Acceleron Pharma Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (XLRN); 22/03/2018 – CAFC: DELL INC. v. ACCELERON, LLC [ERRATA] – Appeal #17-1101 – 2018-03-22; 07/05/2018 – Acceleron at Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference Tomorrow; 08/05/2018 – ACCELERON PHARMA INC – QTRLY SHR LOSS $0.58; 02/05/2018 – Acceleron to Participate in Two Healthcare Investor Conferences in May; 12/03/2018 Acceleron to Host Educational Webinar with Leading Clinicians to Provide an Overview of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH); 01/05/2018 – ACCELERON GETS FDA FAST TRACK FOR ACE-083 IN FSHD; 02/05/2018 – Acceleron Presenting at UBS Conference May 22; 01/05/2018 – Acceleron Receives FDA Fast Track Designation For ACE-083 In Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD); 01/05/2018 – Acceleron Pharma: ACE-083 Is Currently Being Evaluated in Two Phase 2 Trials: One in FSHD and One in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

More notable recent Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Sun Life Financial to host Investor Day 2019 – PRNewswire” on March 05, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Canopy Growth, Procter & Gamble, Hercules Capital, On Deck Capital, Ball, and Sun Life Financial — Research Highlights Growth, Revenue, and Consolidated Results – GlobeNewswire” published on February 26, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 14, 2019 – Benzinga” on March 14, 2019. More interesting news about Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Why Sun Life Is Not A Wonderful Investment Choice – Seeking Alpha” published on February 16, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Sun Life Financial: Dark Clouds Dissipating, Sunny Outlook Ahead – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 14, 2019.

Bridgewater Associates Lp increased Global Pmts Inc (NYSE:GPN) stake by 13,519 shares to 15,517 valued at $1.60 million in 2018Q4. It also upped Discover Finl Svcs (NYSE:DFS) stake by 421,276 shares and now owns 432,443 shares. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was raised too.

Analysts await Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $0.90 EPS, down 10.00% or $0.10 from last year’s $1 per share. SLF’s profit will be $538.51M for 10.40 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Sun Life Financial Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 2 analysts covering Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Sun Life Financial had 4 analyst reports since February 6, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. IBC downgraded Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) on Thursday, March 14 to “Sell” rating. The rating was downgraded by Scotia Capital on Wednesday, February 6 to “Sector Perform”.

Farallon Capital Management Llc decreased Charter Communications Inc N stake by 102,499 shares to 1.08 million valued at $307.91M in 2018Q4. It also reduced Crinetics Pharmaceuticals In stake by 46,450 shares and now owns 95,365 shares. Tyme Technologies Inc was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.08, from 1.03 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 19 investors sold XLRN shares while 43 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 42.51 million shares or 0.49% less from 42.72 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Fmr Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.04% or 6.93M shares. Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt Incorporated has 0% invested in Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN) for 2,594 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd accumulated 1,016 shares. Tekla Mgmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 170,766 shares. Meeder Asset Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN) for 352 shares. Sg Americas Limited Liability Com holds 39,188 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Zeke Capital Advsr Limited Liability Co owns 23,207 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Incorporated invested in 0% or 5,695 shares. Amalgamated Bancorporation has 0.01% invested in Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN). Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Incorporated reported 3,600 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fifth Third Commercial Bank has invested 0% in Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN). Great West Life Assurance Can reported 5,080 shares stake. Emory University holds 45,445 shares or 1.56% of its portfolio. Westfield Mgmt Company L P, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.29 million shares. Brown Advisory holds 0.05% or 323,358 shares in its portfolio.

More important recent Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Acceleron Pharma, Inc. (XLRN) CEO Habib Dable on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on February 27, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Goldman sees 31% upside in Exact Sciences in premarket analyst action – Seeking Alpha”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Acceleron’s ACE-083 an Orphan Drug for inherited neurological disorder – Seeking Alpha” on March 05, 2019. More interesting news about Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN) was released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “The Week Ahead In Biotech: Conferences, PDUFA Dates, Clinical Trials, Earnings, IPOs – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: February 22, 2019.

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