Manulife Financial Announces 50% Rise In Q4 Bottom Line

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While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators about Manulife Financial Corporation's (MFC).

The Relative Volume of the company is 2.32 and Average Volume (3 months) is 2.56 million. This is a positive change from Manulife Financial Corp's previous quarterly dividend of $0.14.

On 05/05/2016, Analysts were suspecting EPS of $0.33/share where Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) reported its Actual EPS of $0.34. Manulife Financial Corp's payout ratio is now 49.11%. Park National Corp OH raised its position in Manulife Financial Corp by 11.0% in the third quarter. EPS or Earning per Share stands at $1.16.

Important factors to focus when evaluating a stock's present and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. HBK Sorce Advisory LLC boosted its stake in shares of Manulife Financial Corp by 10.1% in the third quarter.

3 analysts rated the stock of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Manulife Financial Corporation closed its last trading session at $18.68 with the loss of -0.32%. 450,402 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. The company's 50-day moving average is $24.58 and its 200-day moving average is $20.97. The company has a market cap of $36.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.07 and a beta of 1.53. The Stock has a 52-Week High of $19.52 and 52-Week Low of $11.42 following the dates, it touched its 52-Week High on Jan 26, 2017 and 52-Week Low on Feb 12, 2016.

Manulife Financial Corporation has filed its 2016 audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 and related MD&A with securities regulators, counting with the Canadian Securities Administrators and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 40-F.

The company on Thursday reported earnings of $4.02 billion, or $1.96 cents per share, compared with $3.43 million, or $1.68 cents per share, a year earlier. Manulife Financial Corp had a return on equity of 9.05% and a net margin of 4.63%.

Analysts on average had expected earnings of $1.85 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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Several brokerages have weighed in on MFC. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an "outperform" rating on shares of Manulife Financial Corp in a report on Monday, November 14th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Manulife Financial Corp in a report on Friday, November 11th. Canaccord Genuity boosted their price objective on shares of Manulife Financial Corp. from C$19.00 to C$21.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, November 11th.