$0.58 EPS Expected for Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC)

Mae Love
January 13, 2018

The stock increased 0.43% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $105.15. About 335,783 shares traded. It is up 24.00% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 71.39% the S&P500.

Shares of Manulife Financial Co. (MFC) stake by 14.94% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (MFC)'s stock declined 8.13%. The stock increased 0.29% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $27.21. Inogen, Inc. (INGN) has risen 88.09% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.30% the S&P500.

Manulife Financial (TSE:MFC) (NYSE:MFC) had its price target lifted by equities research analysts at Barclays from C$30.00 to C$31.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, down 4.26% or $0.02 from last year's $0.47 per share. T_MFC's profit would be $1.15B giving it 11.73 P/E if the $0.58 EPS is correct.

Shares of Manulife Financial (MFC) opened at C$27.21 on Tuesday.

Pcj Investment Counsel Ltd increased Encana Corp. It also upped Cgi Group Class A (NYSE:GIB) stake by 104,294 shares and now owns 924,418 shares. Groupe Cgi Inc (NYSE:GIB) was reduced too. Through this figure traders can analyze that MFC show whether or not a stock now most active and standing in buying side or sell side. Therefore 67% are positive. RBC Capital Markets restated an "outperform" rating and set a $26.00 target price (up previously from $21.00) on shares of Manulife Financial Corp in a research note on Friday, November 11th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by Dundee Securities on Wednesday, September 21 with "Buy".

The collective rating of 1.5 for Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) also leans strongly towards the bullish end of the spectrum. The firm has "Buy" rating by TD Securities given on Friday, August 7. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight". The firm has "Overweight" rating by Stephens given on Wednesday, August 30.

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Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc decreased Manulife Financial Corp. Cowen & Co downgraded it to "Market Perform" rating and $63 target in Friday, April 1 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, March 30 with "Neutral". Zacks Investment Research upgraded Manulife Financial Corp from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 15th. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 6 by Drexel Hamilton. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. (NASDAQ:NTAP) rating on Friday, December 11. The company was maintained on Friday, August 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Manulife Financial presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $25.00. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Manulife Financial in the second quarter valued at about $103,000. It also reduced Morgan Sta (NYSE:MS) stake by 11,426 shares and now owns 21,834 shares.

Is Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Cheap From Peers? This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.00%. The insider REICH JOEL D sold $362,686. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for MFC producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 1.20% and for the month booked as 1.28%. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Moreover, Oberweis Asset Management Inc has 1.55% invested in the company for 58,420 shares. 244.98 million shares or 0.92% more from 242.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt holds 0.04% or 1.01 million shares in its portfolio. Citizens Financial Group Inc. Manufacturers Life The accumulated 0% or 35,310 shares. Institutional investors own 48.76% of the company's stock.

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