Credit Suisse lifts Manulife Financial Corporation [MFC] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Manulife Financial Corporation [NYSE: MFC] traded at a high on 02/28/23, posting a 0.92 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $19.76. The company report on February 27, 2023 that Around two-thirds of GBA consumers would like to do more to protect themselves from critical illness – Manulife GBA Health Protection Survey.

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Only 18% of Macau respondents own a critical illness insurance plan.

Consumers in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) are worried about the growing gap between ever-increasing medical costs associated with critical illnesses and how they will pay for them, according to the inaugural Manulife GBA Health Protection Survey. The concerns have prompted many people to review their planning and preparedness, with some two-thirds of GBA respondents saying they would like to do more to protect themselves from critical illness, but they don’t know where to start.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 5271785 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Manulife Financial Corporation stands at 1.62% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.90%.

The market cap for MFC stock reached $36.86 billion, with 1.88 billion shares outstanding and 1.86 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.09M shares, MFC reached a trading volume of 5271785 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Manulife Financial Corporation [MFC]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MFC shares is $20.17 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MFC stock is a recommendation set at 3.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Manulife Financial Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on January 12, 2023. The new note on the price target was released on July 27, 2022, representing the official price target for Manulife Financial Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Manulife Financial Corporation is set at 0.37, with the Price to Sales ratio for MFC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.27. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.58. Price to Free Cash Flow for MFC in the course of the last twelve months was 3.34.

How has MFC stock performed recently?

Manulife Financial Corporation [MFC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.15. With this latest performance, MFC shares gained by 0.56% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 10.82% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -3.09% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MFC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.22, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.45, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.37 for Manulife Financial Corporation [MFC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 18.93, while it was recorded at 19.72 for the last single week of trading, and 17.74 for the last 200 days.

Manulife Financial Corporation [MFC]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Manulife Financial Corporation [MFC] shares currently have an operating margin of +67.35. Manulife Financial Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +45.89.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.74, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.87.

Earnings analysis for Manulife Financial Corporation [MFC]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MFC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Manulife Financial Corporation go to 7.02%.


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