Published: Tue, May 30, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Manulife Financial (MFC) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Cormark also issued estimates for Manulife Financial's Q3 2017 earnings at $0.41 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.42 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.62 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.80 EPS. (NYSE:MFC) opened at 17.61 on Friday. Manulife Financial had a return on equity of 10.21% and a net margin of 4.63%. ESV's sales growth for past 5 years was -0.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.10%.

Manulife Financial Corporation on 05/03/2017 reported its EPS as $0.4 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.39.

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Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) belonging to the Finance sector has surged 0.57% and closed its last trading session at $17.55. Company stock is -12.69% away from its one year high and is moving 59.98% ahead of its one year low. Shares are trading -3.57% below their 50-day moving average, and -8.59% below their 200-day moving average. The stock has a market cap of $34.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.33 and a beta of 1.53.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 19th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.1501 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 12th.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Manulife Financial Corporation is 36.7%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 13.5%. The institutional investor held 14.98M shares of the life insurance company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $266.81M, up from 14.21M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Guardian Trust Co. now owns 74,417 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $1,325,000 after buying an additional 269 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Manulife Financial (NYSE:MFC) traded up 0.23% on Monday, reaching $17.61. KCG Holdings Inc. now owns 58,338 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $823,000 after buying an additional 16,682 shares during the period. Tyers Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Manulife Financial during the fourth quarter worth $118,000. Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. now owns 19,807,762 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $352,725,000 after buying an additional 58,335 shares during the period. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 43,768 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $617,000 after buying an additional 9,754 shares during the period.

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