Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd Lowers stake in Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) (MFC)

Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) (MFC) : Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd reduced its stake in Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) by 1.34% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 34,209,133 shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) which is valued at $448,823,825 after selling 465,509 shares in Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 11, 2016.Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) makes up approximately 3.17% of Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Alliancebernstein reduced its stake in MFC by selling 5,056 shares or 2.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 212,462 shares of MFC which is valued at $2,787,501.Cambridge Investment Research Advisors boosted its stake in MFC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,335 additional shares and now holds a total of 36,141 shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) which is valued at $472,363. Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) makes up approx 0.01% of Cambridge Investment Research Advisors’s portfolio.Great West Life Assurance Co Can reduced its stake in MFC by selling 145,983 shares or 0.72% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 20,170,601 shares of MFC which is valued at $277,345,764. Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) makes up approx 0.81% of Great West Life Assurance Co Can’s portfolio.

Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) opened for trading at $13.46 and hit $13.54 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $13.44, with a gain of 0.30% or 0.04 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 12,98,871 shares. Company has a market cap of $26,516 M.

On the company’s financial health, Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.05 based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.45.Analysts expectations of $ 12930.07.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.44 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Manulife Financial Corporation (USA). Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) was Resumed by BofA/Merrill to “Buy” on Aug 24, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) was Downgraded by Macquarie to ” Neutral” on Aug 4, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) was Downgraded by CIBC to ” Sector Perform” on Aug 4, 2016.

Manulife Financial Corp is a Canada-based financial services and life insurance company. The Company offers financial protection and wealth management products and services. It caters to personal and business clients. It also provides asset management services to institutional customers. Its operating segments are Asia Canadian and U.S. Divisions and the Corporate and Other segment. Its Asia Canadian and U.S. Divisions segment offers protection and wealth management services such as life insurance and individual group long-term care insurance annuities pension contracts and mutual fund products and services retirement products and deposit and credit products to Canadian customers among others. The Company’s Corporate and Other segment consists of investment performance on assets backing capital net of amounts allocated to operating division and financing costs external asset management business and property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance business among others.

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