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Stock Risk Measures for Sun Life Financial Inc

A quantitative factor review, as of July 31, 2020.
  1. Company Info - Description, identity and sector data.
  2. Share Data - Stock earnings and key dates.
  3. Market Risk - Beta, size, liquidity and momentum measures.
  4. Financial Risk - Earnings and dividends.
by Paul Alan Davis, CFA
Updated: August 02, 2020
See how we arrive at an overall risk score of 36 for SLF below.

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SLF Risk Report

Overview

Our quantitative data points are meant to provide a high-level understanding of factors in equity risk models for Sun Life Financial Inc. Portfolio managers use these models to forecast risk, optimize portfolios and review performance.

We show how SLF stock compares to 2,000+ US-based stocks, and to peers in the Finance sector and Multi-Line Insurance industry.

Please do not consider this data as investment advice. Data is downloaded from sources we deem reliable, but errors may occur.

Company Info

Business Description

Company logo Sun Life Financial, Inc. is a holding company. The firm engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Asia, and Corporate. The Sun Life Financial Canada segment offers individual insurance and wealth, and group benefits and retirement services. The Sun Life Financial United States segment consists of group benefits, international and in-force management services. The Sun Life Financial Asset Management segment focuses on the design and delivers investment products through MFS investment management, and Sun Life investment management. The Sun Life Financial Asia segment comprises of Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, and China markets. The Corporate segment represents United Kingdom business unit and corporate support operations, which include run-off reinsurance operations as well as investment income, expenses, capital, and other items. The company was founded on March 18, 1865 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Identity

Sector and Industry

Share Data

Shares and Float

Earnings and Dividends

Market Risk Measures

Many of the following risk metrics are standardized and transformed into quantitative factors in institutional-level risk models.

Rankings below represent percentiles from 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating of risk.

Systematic Risk

Stocks with higher beta exhibit higher sensitivity to the ups and downs in the market. (↑↑)

Company Size

Stocks with higher market capitalization often have lower risk. (↑↓)

Trading Liquidity

Higher average daily dollar volume over the past 30 days implies lower liquidity risk. (↑↓)

Price Momentum

Higher price momentum stocks, aka recent winners, equate to lower risk for many investors. (↑↓)

Financial Risk Measures

Style risk factors often include measures of profitability and payout levels.

Earnings Yield

Companies with higher earnings generally provide lower risk. (↑↓)

Dividend Yield

Companies with higher dividend yields, if sustaintable, are perceived to have lower risk. (↑↓)

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