Sun Life Financial Inc (TSE:SLF) (NYSE:SLF) Director Stephanie Coyles purchased 500 shares of Sun Life Financial stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of C$49.11 per share, with a total value of C$24,555.00.

Sun Life Financial Inc (TSE SLF) traded up C$0.61 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting C$50.20. 1,049,833 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,252,617. Sun Life Financial Inc has a 1 year low of C$43.51 and a 1 year high of C$53.75.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 28th. Sun Life Financial’s payout ratio is 39.49%.

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SLF has been the subject of several recent research reports. National Bank Financial boosted their target price on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$52.00 to C$53.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Scotiabank upped their price target on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$52.00 to C$53.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$51.00 to C$53.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. CSFB upped their price target on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$52.00 to C$54.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, TD Securities upped their price target on shares of Sun Life Financial from C$53.00 to C$54.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$54.17.

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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