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Stock Research Report for Manulife Finl MFC as of 9/22/11 - Chaikin Power Tools


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Stock Research Report for Manulife Finl MFC as of 9/22/11 - Chaikin Power Tools

  1. 1. Manulife Finl (MFC) Price: $11.82 Industry: Insurance Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Thu Sep 22 16:07 EDT 2011 MFC Manulife Finl $11.82 Power Gauge Rating MFC - Neutral TM The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for MFC is neutral with attractive financial metrics, weak earnings performance, bullish price/volume activity and negative expert opinions. Financial Metrics MFCs financial metrics are very good due to a low price to book value. Earnings Performance MFCs earnings performance is weak as a result of a relatively high projected Price/Volume Activity P/E ratio. Despite these bullish factors, Chaikin Power Tools has identified a negative Expert Opinions trend resulting in a neutral rating. News Sentiment Rating Neutral MFC Manulife Finl September 19, 2011 TM Chaikin Sentiment Gauge for MFC is neutral. Stories concerning MFC have a balanced or neutral sentiment. News Sentiment :Neutral Power Trend - 5 Year Chart The Power Gauge distills a 20 factor model into a concise picture of a stocks potential. High Potential Neutral Low PotentialI want to receive special offers about trading stocks with your brokerage partner, optionsXpress. Click here
  2. 2. Financials & Earnings Financial Metrics Financial Metrics Rating LT Debt/Equity Ratio Bullish Price to Book Value MFCs financial metrics are very good. The company may be undervalued and generates high free cash flow relative to market capitalization. Return on Equity The rank is based on a high long term debt to equity ratio, low price to book value, low return on equity, high price to sales ratio and relatively high cash flow. Price to Sales Ratio Business Value Assets and Liabilities Valuation Returns Ratio TTM Ratio TTM Ratio TTM Current Ratio 4.88 Price/Book 0.86 Return on Invest 6.7% LT Debt/Equity 0.21 Price/Sales 0.56 Return on Equity 9.5% Earnings Performance Earnings Performance Rating Earnings Growth Bearish Earnings Surprise MFCs earnings performance has been weak. The company is priced relatively high compared to next years projected EPS and has a history of weak earnings growth. Earnings Trend The rank is based on better than expected earnings in recent quarters, a Projected P/E Ratio relatively high projected P/E ratio and consistent earnings over the past 5 years. Earnings Consistency 5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth EPS Estimates 12/06 12/07 12/08 12/09 12/10 Factor Actual EPS Prev EST EPS Current Change Revenue(M) - - 32,781.60 37,603.92 37,840.73 Quarterly EPS $-0.55 $0.06 +0.61 Rev % Growth - - - 14.71% 0.63% Yearly EPS $-0.27 $1.25 +1.52 EPS $2.23 $2.60 $0.32 $0.77 $-0.27 Factor Actual EPS Growth Est EPS Growth Change EPS % Growth 31.56% 16.59% -87.69% 140.62% -135.06% 3-5 year EPS 7.67% 10.00% +2.33 EPS Surprise EPS Quarterly Results Estimate Actual Difference % Difference FY Qtr 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Total Latest Qtr $0.34 $0.27 $-0.07 -20.59 12/09 $-0.53 $1.01 $-0.11 $0.48 $0.85 1 Qtr Ago $0.42 $0.52 $0.10 23.81 12/10 $0.64 $-1.33 $-0.55 $1.01 $-0.23 2 Qtr Ago $0.85 $1.01 $0.16 18.82 12/11 $0.52 $0.27 - - - 3 Qtr Ago $-0.53 $-0.55 $-0.02 -3.77 Fiscal Year End Month is December. I want to receive special offers about trading stocks with your brokerage partner, optionsXpress. Click here
  3. 3. Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity Price/Volume Activity Rating Relative Strength vs Market Bullish Chaikin Money Flow Price and volume activity for MFC is bullish. MFC is trading on higher volume than its 90 day average volume and is in an accelerating price trend compared to Price Trend 4 months ago. Price Trend ROC The rank for MFC is based on its relative weakness versus the market, negative Chaikin money flow, a negative Chaikin price trend, a positive Chaikin price trend ROC and an increasing volume trend. Volume Trend Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index Chaikin Money Flow Chart shows whether MFC is performing better or worse than the market. Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a companys stock. Price Activity Price Activity Volume Activity Factor Value Factor Value Factor Value 52 Week High 19.35 % Change Price - 4 Weeks -11.53% Average Volume 20 Days 3,389,500 52 Week Low 11.82 % Change Price - 24 Weeks -33.74% Average Volume 90 Days 3,262,498 % Change YTD Rel S&P 500 -23.25% % Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P -10.70% Chaikin Money Flow Persistency 36% % Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P -24.16% Expert Opinions Expert Opinions Earnings Estimate Revisions Bearish Short Interest Expert opinions about MFC are negative. Analystss opinions on MFC have been more negative recently and analysts are lowering their EPS estimates for MFC. Insider Activity The rank for MFC is based on analysts revising earnings estimates downward, a low short interest ratio and pessimistic analyst opinions. Analyst Opinions Relative Strength vs Industry Earnings Estimate Revisions Analyst Recommendations EPS Estimates Revision Summary Current 7 Days Ago % Change Factor Value Last Week Last 4 Weeks Current Qtr 0.06 0.06 0.00% Mean this Week Buy Up Down Up Down Next Qtr 0.39 0.39 0.00% Mean Last Week Buy Curr Qtr 0 0 0 1 Curr Yr 0 1 0 2 Current 30 Days Ago % Change Change 0.00 Next Qtr 0 0 0 0 Current FY 1.25 1.35 -0.10 Mean 5 Weeks Ago Buy Next Yr 0 0 0 1 I want to receive special offers about trading stocks with your brokerage partner, optionsXpress. Click here
  4. 4. The Company & Its Competitors MFCs Competitors in Insurance News Headlines for MFC Company Power Historic EPS Projected EPS Profit Margin PEG PE Revenue(M) John Hancock Annuities Launches Inflation- Gauge growth growth Adjusted Annuity - Sep 7, 2011 MFC 7.67% 10.00% 6.69% 0.95 9.46 37,841 John Hancock Retirement Plan Services LNC 16.75% 8.00% 10.24% 0.51 4.59 10,406 Launches Education Resource Center Website for Plan Sponsors, Plan Consultants and RGA 13.56% - 7.10% - 6.52 8,262 Financial Representatives - Aug 16, 2011 SLF 3.66% 10.00% 8.96% 0.82 7.58 24,941 Manulife sells Life Retrocession business to Pacific Life, will net $275 million - Jul 18, 2011 LFC 38.33% 13.03% 7.90% 1.26 14.26 57,104 John Hancock RPS Introduces 2nd Generation GNW -0.46% 7.50% -0.88% 1.37 - 10,089 of PRIME Elements iPad App - Jun 16, 2011 ING % 22.30% 4.03% 0.14 3.84 147,434 John Hancock Life Insurance Launches New Survivorship Universal Life ... Company Details Company Profile MANULIFE FINL Manulife Financial Corporation is engaged in providing financial protection products and 200 BLOOR ST EAST investment management services to individuals, families, businesses and groups in TORONTO ONTARIO CANA, A6 selected international markets. CAN Phone: 4169263500 Fax: 416-926-5410 Website: http:// Full Time Employees: 0 Sector: Finance Power Gauge Ratings are created using a relative ranking system that assigns a rank of 0 to 100 (100 being the highest) to each stock in the universe. Rank is calculated by evaluating each of the stocks factors and combining them into a single number using a weighting formula. A stocks rank ranges from 100-0, where 100 is the strongest, and a rank of 95 indicates the stock is better than 95% of the stocks in the universe. Chaikin Stock Research(CSR) is not registered as a securities broker dealer or investment advisor with either the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or with any state securities regulatory authority. CSR is not responsible for trades executed by users of this research report, our web site or mobile app based on the information included herein. The information presented in this report does not represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks or any financial instrument nor is it intended as an endorsement of any security or investment. The information in this report is generic by nature and is not personalized to the specific financial situation of any individual. The user bears complete responsibility for their own investment research and should seek the advice of a qualified investment professional before making any investment decisions. Copyright (c) 1978-(Present) by ZACKS Investment Research, Inc ("ZACKS"). The information, data, analyses and opinions contained herein (1) includes the confidential and proprietary information of ZACKS, (2) may not be copied or redistributed, for any purpose, (3) does not constitute investment advice offered by ZACKS, (4) are provided solely for informational purposes, and (5) are not warranted or represented to be correct, complete, accurate or timely. ZACKS shall not be responsible for investment decisions, damages or other losses resulting from, or related to, use of this information, data, analyses or opinions. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. ZACKS is not affiliated with Chaikin Power Tools. This report from Chaikin Power Tools is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities. LM 2.3 DS 3.0 LS 2.1 Data Provided by ZACKS Investment Research, Inc., Special offers to trade stocks from optionsXpress: