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Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts

13 October 2017

Baird Financial Group Inc.'s holdings in Manulife Financial were worth $619,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc sold 21,200 shares as the company's stock declined 19.77% while stock markets rallied. Quantitative Invest Llc invested in 49,600 shares.

Manulife Financial (TSE:MFC) just had their share rating of a "Outperform" issued by research analysts at BMO Capital Markets, who now has a $30.00 target price on the $51.26 billion market cap company or a 15.87 % upside potential. MFC has a beta of 1.32 and RSI is 69.31. About 424,310 shares traded.

Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) is a holding company of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (MLI), which is a life insurance company, and John Hancock Reassurance Company Ltd. (JHRECO), which is a reinsurance company. It has outperformed by 7.30% the S&P500.

Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in shares of Manulife Financial Corp (NYSE:MFC) (TSE:MFC) by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This is based on a scale where a 5 would indicate a Strong Buy, a 4 would equal a Moderate Buy, 3 a hold, 2 a moderate sell, and a rating of 1 would indicate a Strong Sell. Therefore 80% are positive.

Let's take a look at some historical average volume information on shares of Manulife Financial Corp (MFC). The rating was downgraded by IBC to "Sector Perform" on Thursday, August 4. (TSE:MFC) on Wednesday, September 21 with "Buy" rating. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by TD Securities.

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02/12/2016 - Manulife Financial Corp had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $26 target in Friday, August 7 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 24 by Bank of America. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) are $19.88 and $18.77. Manulife Financial Corporation now has $40.88B valuation. Is a Buy Regardless of What Happens With John Hancock" with publication date: "July 17, 2017. Manulife Financial Corp. had 25 analyst reports since October 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. After $0.10 actual EPS reported by Intuit Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -280.00% negative EPS growth.

Insider ownership increased by a total of 0 shares, which suggests that MFC's key executives are feeling more optimistic about the outlook for the stock. Finally, Capital Guardian Trust Co. boosted its stake in shares of Manulife Financial by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. (NASDAQ:INTU) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: "Ex-Dividend Reminder: Intuit, Verizon Communications and Marvell Technology Group" on October 04, 2017. "Q1 Earnings Fall 16%" published on September 05, 2017, Marketwatch.com published: "Casey's General Stores shares fall on earnings miss" on March 06, 2017.

The share price was last seen 0.93% higher, reaching at $118.8 on October 10, 2017. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Therefore 32% are positive. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc acquired 20,360 shares as Bb&T Corp (BBT)'s stock declined 11.91%. On Tuesday, March 29 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". As per Thursday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, May 23 by Goldman Sachs. First Personal reported 195 shares stake. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 28 with "Hold".

Analysts await Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) to report earnings on December, 14. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.46 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $1.94. COO's profit will be $129.76 million for 22.41 P/E if the $2.65 EPS becomes a reality.

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