NYSE:SLF - Sun Life Financial Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $74.72
  • Forecasted Upside: 36.73 %
  • Number of Analysts: 9
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 7 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for SLF

Analyst Price Target is $74.72
▲ +36.73% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 9 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Sun Life Financial in the last 3 months. The average price target is $74.72, with a high forecast of $81.00 and a low forecast of $64.00. The average price target represents a 36.73% upside from the last price of $54.65.

This chart shows the closing price for SLF for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 9 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in Sun Life Financial. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/5/2021Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuyC$75.00 ➝ C$79.50Low
11/5/2021CIBCBoost Price TargetOutperformC$74.00 ➝ C$81.00Low
11/5/2021ScotiabankBoost Price TargetOutperformC$77.00 ➝ C$78.00Low
11/5/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$71.00 ➝ C$74.00Low
10/5/2021National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetOutperformC$71.00 ➝ C$73.00Low
10/5/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperformC$75.00 ➝ C$76.00Low
10/5/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperformC$72.00 ➝ C$74.00Medium
10/5/2021CIBCUpgradeNeutral ➝ Sector Outperform$72.00 ➝ $74.00Medium
9/2/2021BarclaysReiterated RatingSellC$64.00Low
8/6/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$69.00 ➝ $71.00Low
8/6/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetUnderweight$62.00 ➝ $64.00Low
8/5/2021TD SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuyC$75.00 ➝ C$73.00Medium
7/26/2021Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyC$73.00 ➝ C$50.96Low
7/12/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetUnderweightC$61.00 ➝ C$62.00Medium
5/7/2021CIBCBoost Price TargetNeutral$69.00 ➝ $70.00Low
5/6/2021TD SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy$76.00 ➝ $75.00Medium
4/30/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$67.00 ➝ $71.00Low
4/29/2021ScotiabankBoost Price TargetOutperform$70.00 ➝ $76.00Low
4/28/2021Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$69.00 ➝ $72.00Low
2/12/2021CIBCBoost Price TargetNeutral$64.00 ➝ $69.00Low
2/12/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$69.00 ➝ $70.00Low
2/12/2021Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$68.50 ➝ $69.00Low
2/12/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$65.00 ➝ $67.00Low
2/11/2021TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$73.00 ➝ $75.00Low
1/29/2021ScotiabankUpgradeSector Perform ➝ OutperformMedium
1/21/2021Canaccord GenuityUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$66.00Low
1/18/2021National Bank FinancialUpgradeSector Perform ➝ OutperformN/A
1/14/2021Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$69.00Low
11/20/2020DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuy$65.00Low
11/6/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$60.00 ➝ $62.00Low
11/6/2020Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetHold$58.50 ➝ $61.00Low
11/6/2020ScotiabankBoost Price TargetSector Perform$61.00 ➝ $64.00Low
11/6/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$61.00 ➝ $63.00Low
10/27/2020ScotiabankBoost Price TargetSector Perform$57.00 ➝ $61.00High
10/9/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetUnderweight$52.00 ➝ $55.00Low
8/10/2020CIBCBoost Price TargetNeutral$59.00 ➝ $64.00Medium
8/10/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$56.00 ➝ $61.00Medium
8/10/2020ScotiabankBoost Price TargetSector Perform$55.00 ➝ $57.00Low
8/10/2020Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold ➝ Neutral$55.50 ➝ $58.00Medium
7/30/2020Veritas Investment ResearchUpgradeSell ➝ BuyMedium
7/24/2020Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$55.50Low
5/15/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$61.00 ➝ $59.00Low
5/12/2020CfraLower Price TargetHold$52.00 ➝ $38.00Medium
5/7/2020CIBCBoost Price TargetNeutral$57.00 ➝ $59.00Low
5/7/2020ScotiabankBoost Price TargetOutperform$58.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
5/7/2020Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetHold$50.00 ➝ $52.00Medium
5/7/2020Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ OutperformMedium
4/27/2020ScotiabankUpgradeSector Perform ➝ OutperformHigh
4/22/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$63.00Low
4/9/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetUnderweight$39.00 ➝ $44.00Low
2/14/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$67.00Medium
2/14/2020CfraBoost Price TargetHold$48.00 ➝ $52.00Low
2/14/2020CIBCUpgradeUnderperform ➝ NeutralHigh
2/13/2020TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$72.00High
2/7/2020Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$71.00Low
1/17/2020ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$53.00Low
1/13/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$60.00 ➝ $65.00Low
12/2/2019Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$67.00Low
11/7/2019National Bank FinancialDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformLow
10/28/2019Canaccord GenuityBoost Price Target$56.00 ➝ $58.00Low
10/8/2019BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetBuy$60.00Low
8/26/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingHoldLow
7/22/2019Evercore ISIReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ OutperformLow
7/1/2019ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$42.00 ➝ $45.00Low
6/12/2019BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal WeightMedium
4/26/2019BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$58.00Low
3/14/2019CIBCDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$53.00 ➝ $54.00Low
2/20/2019ScotiabankReiterated RatingHold$54.00Low
2/6/2019ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ Sector PerformLow
2/5/2019Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHoldLow
12/31/2018ArgusUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
12/20/2018CIBCReiterated RatingHold ➝ Average$53.00Low
11/9/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyLow
11/9/2018Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold ➝ Average$53.00Low
10/16/2018DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuyLow
7/10/2018Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageOutperformLow
5/28/2018CIBCDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ NeutralHigh
4/5/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$57.00 ➝ $56.00Low
2/16/2018BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformLow
1/31/2018ScotiabankUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Buy$63.00Low
1/15/2018TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold ➝ BuyHigh
11/24/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$52.00Low
10/5/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$52.00 ➝ $53.00N/A
8/10/2017TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetHold$50.00 ➝ $51.00Low
7/10/2017Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ HoldLow
6/7/2017Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$51.00High
5/10/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ NeutralHigh
5/9/2017National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperform OverweightMedium
2/17/2017Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$53.00 ➝ $51.00N/A
2/16/2017ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ Sector PerformN/A
12/31/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldN/A
12/23/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldN/A
(Data available from 12/7/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.92 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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Sun Life Financial logo
Sun Life Financial, Inc. operates as 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.
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Today's Range

Now: $54.65
Low: $54.39
High: $54.83

50 Day Range

MA: $55.40
Low: $51.45
High: $57.63

52 Week Range

Now: $54.65
Low: $42.50
High: $57.93


606,394 shs

Average Volume

632,374 shs

Market Capitalization

$32.02 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Sun Life Financial?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued reports on Sun Life Financial in the last year: Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity, CIBC, Credit Suisse Group AG, National Bank Financial, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Securities, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Sun Life Financial?

9 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Sun Life Financial in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $74.72, suggesting a possible upside of 36.7%. CIBC has the highest price target set, predicting SLF will reach $81.00 in the next twelve months. Barclays PLC has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $64.00 for Sun Life Financial in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Sun Life Financial?

Sun Life Financial currently has 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 7 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe SLF will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Sun Life Financial.
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How do I contact Sun Life Financial's investor relations team?

Sun Life Financial's physical mailing address is 1 YORK STREET 31ST FLOOR, TORONTO A6, M5J 0B6. The financial services provider's listed phone number is (416) 979-9966 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Sun Life Financial is www.sunlife.com.