Sun Life Financial - SLF Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $72.78
  • Forecasted Upside: 45.00%
  • Number of Analysts: 4
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for SLF

Analyst Price Target is $72.78
▲ +45.00% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 4 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Sun Life Financial in the last 3 months. The average price target is $72.78, with a high forecast of $78.00 and a low forecast of $63.00. The average price target represents a 45.00% upside from the last price of $50.19.

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 4 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
5/15/2023Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ OutperformLow
2/10/2023DesjardinsBoost TargetC$73.00 ➝ C$75.00Low
2/10/2023BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetC$76.00 ➝ C$78.00Low
2/10/2023National Bank FinancialBoost TargetC$69.00 ➝ C$71.00Low
2/10/2023Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetC$75.00 ➝ C$76.00Low
2/10/2023Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetC$74.00 ➝ C$75.00Low
2/10/2023ScotiabankBoost TargetC$71.00 ➝ C$75.00Low
2/10/2023TD SecuritiesBoost TargetC$68.00 ➝ C$71.00Low
2/9/2023CIBCDowngradeOutperform ➝ NeutralLow
1/30/2023ScotiabankBoost TargetC$67.00 ➝ C$71.00Low
1/25/2023CIBCBoost TargetC$65.00 ➝ C$71.00Low
1/25/2023National Bank FinancialBoost TargetC$66.00 ➝ C$69.00Low
1/12/2023Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperformLow
11/4/2022Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetC$78.00 ➝ C$75.00Low
10/28/2022National Bank FinancialLower TargetC$67.00 ➝ C$65.00Low
10/12/2022BarclaysLower TargetC$67.00 ➝ C$63.00Low
7/19/2022National Bank FinancialLower TargetC$68.00 ➝ C$67.00Low
6/9/2022BarclaysInitiated CoverageOverweight ➝ Overweight$71.00Low
6/1/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetC$75.00 ➝ C$72.00Low
6/1/2022National Bank FinancialLower TargetC$72.00 ➝ C$68.00Low
6/1/2022TD SecuritiesLower TargetC$72.00 ➝ C$68.00Low
5/16/2022DesjardinsLower TargetC$77.00 ➝ C$73.00Low
5/15/2022Canaccord Genuity GroupLower TargetC$75.50 ➝ C$67.00Low
5/13/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetC$80.00 ➝ C$75.00Low
5/13/2022ScotiabankLower TargetC$71.00 ➝ C$67.00Medium
5/12/2022National Bank FinancialLower TargetC$76.00 ➝ C$72.00Low
5/12/2022TD SecuritiesLower TargetC$76.00 ➝ C$72.00Low
5/2/2022ScotiabankLower TargetC$76.00 ➝ C$71.00Low
4/20/2022National Bank FinancialLower TargetC$77.00 ➝ C$76.00Low
2/11/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetC$81.00 ➝ C$80.00Low
2/11/2022ScotiabankLower TargetC$78.00 ➝ C$76.00Low
2/10/2022National Bank FinancialDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$79.00 ➝ $77.00High
11/5/2021CIBCBoost TargetOutperformC$74.00 ➝ C$81.00Low
11/5/2021ScotiabankBoost TargetOutperformC$77.00 ➝ C$78.00Low
11/5/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$71.00 ➝ C$74.00Low
10/5/2021National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$71.00 ➝ C$73.00Low
10/5/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperformC$75.00 ➝ C$76.00Low
10/5/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost 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 TargetSector Perform$69.00 ➝ $71.00Low
8/6/2021BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweight$62.00 ➝ $64.00Low
8/5/2021TD SecuritiesLower TargetBuyC$75.00 ➝ C$73.00Medium
7/12/2021BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweightC$61.00 ➝ C$62.00Medium
5/7/2021CIBCBoost TargetNeutral$69.00 ➝ $70.00Low
5/6/2021TD SecuritiesLower TargetBuy$76.00 ➝ $75.00Medium
4/30/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform$67.00 ➝ $71.00Low
4/29/2021ScotiabankBoost TargetOutperform$70.00 ➝ $76.00Low
2/12/2021CIBCBoost TargetNeutral$64.00 ➝ $69.00Low
2/12/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$69.00 ➝ $70.00Low
2/12/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform$65.00 ➝ $67.00Low
2/11/2021TD SecuritiesBoost TargetBuy$73.00 ➝ $75.00Low
1/29/2021ScotiabankUpgradeSector Perform ➝ OutperformMedium
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 TargetOutperform$60.00 ➝ $62.00Low
11/6/2020ScotiabankBoost TargetSector Perform$61.00 ➝ $64.00Low
11/6/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$61.00 ➝ $63.00Low
10/27/2020ScotiabankBoost TargetSector Perform$57.00 ➝ $61.00High
10/9/2020BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweight$52.00 ➝ $55.00Low
8/10/2020CIBCBoost TargetNeutral$59.00 ➝ $64.00Medium
8/10/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$56.00 ➝ $61.00Medium
8/10/2020ScotiabankBoost TargetSector Perform$55.00 ➝ $57.00Low
7/30/2020Veritas Investment ResearchUpgradeSell ➝ BuyMedium
5/15/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetOutperform$61.00 ➝ $59.00Low
5/12/2020CfraLower TargetHold$52.00 ➝ $38.00Medium
5/7/2020CIBCBoost TargetNeutral$57.00 ➝ $59.00Low
5/7/2020ScotiabankBoost TargetOutperform$58.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
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 TargetUnderweight$39.00 ➝ $44.00Low
2/14/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$67.00Medium
2/14/2020CfraBoost 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 TargetEqual Weight$60.00 ➝ $65.00Low
12/2/2019Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$67.00Low
11/7/2019National Bank FinancialDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformLow
10/8/2019BMO Capital MarketsSet TargetBuy$60.00Low
8/26/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingHoldLow
7/22/2019Evercore ISIReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ OutperformLow
7/1/2019ArgusBoost 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
12/31/2018ArgusUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
12/20/2018CIBCReiterated RatingHold ➝ Average$53.00Low
11/9/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyLow
10/16/2018DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuyLow
7/10/2018Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageOutperformLow
(Data available from 6/2/2018 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.76 (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).

News Sentiment Over Time

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Current Sentiment

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Sun Life Financial, Inc. engages in the provision of insurance and asset management solutions to individual and corporate clients. It operates through the following segments: Canada, United States, Asset Management, Asia, and Corporate. The Canada segment offers individual insurance and group benefits and retirement services. The United States segment consists of group benefits, international, and in-force management services. The Asset Management segment focuses on the design and delivery of investment products through MFS investment management and Sun Life investment management. The Asia segment consists of the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, and China markets. The Corporate segment represents the 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: $50.19
Low: $49.41
High: $50.36

50 Day Range

MA: $48.03
Low: $44.71
High: $49.90

52 Week Range

Now: $50.19
Low: $37.96
High: $51.63


533,162 shs

Average Volume

503,370 shs

Market Capitalization

$29.45 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, CIBC, Credit Suisse Group AG, Desjardins, National Bank Financial, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank,, and TD Securities.
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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 $72.78, suggesting a possible upside of 46.0%. BMO Capital Markets has the highest price target set, predicting SLF will reach $78.00 in the next twelve months. Barclays PLC has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $63.00 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 hold rating and 3 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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What other companies compete with Sun Life Financial?

Other companies that are similar to Sun Life Financial include Prudential Financial, Manulife Financial, Prudential, MetLife and Aegon. Learn More about companies similar to Sun Life Financial.

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 investor.relati[email protected]. The official website for Sun Life Financial is Learn More about contacing Sun Life Financial investor relations.