News Recap: Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) & BT Group plc (NYSE:BT)

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Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF)

SUN LIFE FINL is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of wealth accumulation and protection products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Tracing its roots back to 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda.

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF)’s Financial Overview

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE) surged 1.17% yesterday to close its trading session at $35.5. The company has 1 year Price Target of $45.65. Sun Life Financial Inc. has 52-Week high of $44 and 52-Week Low of $31.49. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 43.99 and 52-Week Low on 31.49. The stock traded with the volume of 907222 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $21.48 Billion.

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.83/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.81/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.02 a share with a surprise factor of 2.5%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -1.33 Percent, SMA50 of 2 Percent and SMA200 of -7.89 percent. Sun Life Financial Inc. has P/S value of 1.04 while its P/B value stands at 1.39. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 0.8 percent, Return on Equity of 10.5 percent and Return on Investment of 9.2 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 0 percent and 11.7 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 1.5 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 13 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Sun Life Financial Inc have a median target of 40.73, with a high estimate of 45.96 and a low estimate of 37.01. The median estimate represents a +14.74% increase from the last price of 35.50.

Sun Life Financial Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/13/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 4 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.87. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.83.

BT Group plc (NYSE:BT)

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

BT Group plc (NYSE:BT)’s Financial Outlook

The 21 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for BT Group PLC have a median target of 17.43, with a high estimate of 23.71 and a low estimate of 13.10. The median estimate represents a +18.01% increase from the last price of 14.77.

BT Group plc is expected* to report earnings on 01/31/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.42.

According to Zacks Investment Research, BT Group plc has a Consensus Recommendation of 2. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -0.07% and closed its last trading session at $14.77. The company has the market capitalization of $29.22 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $17.51 and 52-Week low of $13.53. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 17.50 and 52-Week low on 13.53. The company has volume of 579589 shares. The company has a total of 1.98 Billion shares outstanding.

BT Group plc (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.42/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.24/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.82. This shows a surprise factor of -66.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -2.83 percent. Beta for BT Group plc stands at 0.63 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.22. The company has Weekly Volatility of 0.93%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.13%%.

BT Group plc has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -2.52%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -4.44 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.53%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 0 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 0 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 10.7% with Gross margin of 79.6 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 0% and 0% respectively.

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