Manulife (TSE:MFC) (NYSE:MFC) – Investment analysts at National Bank Financial lowered their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Manulife in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. National Bank Financial analyst G. Dechaine now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.66 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.67. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock.
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Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on MFC. TD Securities raised their target price on shares of Manulife from C$28.00 to C$30.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Barclays raised their target price on shares of Manulife from C$30.00 to C$31.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Scotiabank decreased their target price on shares of Manulife from C$31.00 to C$30.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Desjardins cut their price target on Manulife from C$30.00 to C$28.00 in a report on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, CIBC raised Manulife from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from C$28.00 to C$29.00 in a report on Friday. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Manulife presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$30.00.
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