The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price to $50.43. The Sun Life Financial, Inc. has recorded 112,562 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Sun Life surpasses $50 million in the fight against diabetes.
Sun Life Financial, Inc. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Financial sector and is a part of the Insurance – Diversified industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $50.43 and fluctuated between $50.78 as its day high and $50.26 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Sun Life Financial, Inc. is $29.60B. A total of 0.53 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 638.83K shares.
It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Sun Life Financial, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.19, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.35%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.17. SLF’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/28/2023 when it declared a $0.5637 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/29/2023. The SLF stock dividend was $0.5660 per share in cash.
Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SLF in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $53.53 with high estimates of $57.55 and low estimates of $48.08. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SLF has a high of $53.21 and a low of $43.53.
As of this writing, SLF has an earnings estimate of $1.16 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.19 per share and a lower estimate of $1.14. The company reported an EPS of $1.15 in the last quarter, which was 0.90% higher than expectations of $1.14.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. SLF’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $12.28B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. Its Book Value Per Share was $26.56, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $28.07B.
It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for SLF is Buy with a score of 3.67.