Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) Dividends

Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC): $18.31

-0.44 (-2.35%)

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Dividend Yield and Dividend History Highlights

  • Over the past 6 years of historical data, MFC has returned more capital to shareholders through its dividend issuances than 94.63% of other dividend-paying US stocks.
  • In terms of debt burden relative to earnings, MFC has an EBITDA to net debt ratio of 7,639,000,000, ranking above 98.76% stocks in our set (note that its net debt is negative, meaning it has more cash than debt).
  • MFC is producing more trailing twelve month cash flow than 96.79% of US dividend stocks.
  • If you want to include this stock in your dividend portfolio, here are some dividend stocks that are NOT correlated with MFC that may be suitable potential portfolio mates: LITE, HTLD, EVI, DLR and LEJU.
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MFC Price Forecast Based on Dividend Discount Model

Current PriceDDM Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$18.31$28.87 42.54%

A technique commonly used by dividend investors to value dividend-issuing stocks is the Dividend Discount Model (DDM), which seeks to determine a fair share price based on the dividend provided by the company relative to a number of other company-specific factors. As for MFC, the DDM model generated by StockNews estimates a return of positive 42.54% in comparison to its current price. Digging deeper, the aspects of Manulife Financial Corp's dividend discount model that we found most interesting were:

  • MFC's market cap is about 39 billion US dollars -- this puts the stock in the large-sized market cap class, and its dividend yield is greater than 90.28% of dividend yielding stocks in the same market cap class.
  • If we compare the valuation opportunity a dividend discount model provides relative to other dividend stocks in the Financial Services sector, Manulife Financial Corp's expected return of 42.54% is higher than 78.6% of its fellow sector mates.
  • Compared to all dividend issuing stocks in our set, MFC has a discount rate lower than 78.6% of them (a lower discount rate is associated with lower risk).
  • In comparison to other dividend stocks in the Financial Services sector, MFC is growing its dividends at a faster rate than about only 10.57% of them.

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MFC Dividend History

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MFC Dividends vs. Peers

MFC's dividend yield currently ranks #4 of 41 vs. its peers in the Insurance - Life category.
Rank Symbol Name Dividend Yield
1 AVVIY Aviva plc 7.28%
3 LFC China Life Insurance Company Limited American Depositary Shares 5.01%
4 MFC Manulife Financial Corporation 4.73%
5 AV Aviva Plc 4.63%
6 ZURVY Zurich Insurance Group AG 4.39%
7 PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. 4.38%
8 AEG AEGON N.V. 3.58%
9 PFG Principal Financial Group Inc 3.55%
10 FFG FBL Financial Group, Inc. 3.41%
11 NNGRY NN Group N.V. 3.36%
12 MET MetLife, Inc. 3.19%
13 KCLI Kansas City Life Insurance Company 2.57%
14 LNC Lincoln National Corporation 2.47%
15 TRV The Travelers Companies, Inc. 2.29%
16 PRI Primerica, Inc. 1.28%
17 TIPT Tiptree Inc. 1.16%
18 AEL American Equity Investment Life Holding Company 0.92%
19 GL Globe Life Inc. 0.89%
20 FGL Fidelity & Guaranty Life 0.84%
21 AAGIY AIA Group Limited 0.79%
22 IHC Independence Holding Company 0.78%
23 HUM Humana Inc. 0.65%
24 PUK Prudential Public Limited Company 0.60%
25 AAME Atlantic American Corporation 0.50%
26 FG FGL Holdings Ordinary Share 0.48%
27 NWLI National Western Life Group, Inc. - 0.17%
28 CIA Citizens, Inc. ($1.00 Par) 0.00%
29 PNX Phoenix Companies 0.00%
31 BHF Brighthouse Financial, Inc. 0.00%
32 SNFCA Security National Financial Corp. Cl A 0.00%
33 GWGH GWG Holdings, Inc 0.00%
34 GNW Genworth Financial Inc 0.00%
35 ELFIF E-L Financial Corporation Limited 0.00%
36 IAFNF iA Financial Corporation Inc. 0.00%
37 ARZGY Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. 0.00%
38 GJNSY Gjensidige Forsikring ASA 0.00%
39 GWLIF Great-West Lifeco Inc. 0.00%
40 TDHOY T&D Holdings, Inc. 0.00%
41 AEB AEGON N.V. 6.2996% Floating Perpetual Capital Secs. 0.00%

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