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Stock analysis: Sun Life Financial hasn’t looked this attractive in three years

Exteriors of the Sun Life Financial office building at 150 King St. West photographed Feb. 24 2014.

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Sun Life Financial Inc. shares are well off their 52-week highs, despite easily surpassing analysts' expectations in reporting first-quarter earnings earlier this month. Insurance companies can benefit from rising interest rates, but they've generally fallen this year despite widespread expectations to the contrary. This StockReports+ analysis suggests now may be good time to consider the stock.

StockReports+ gives each stock an average score that combines the quantitative analysis of six widely-used investment decision-making tools: earnings, fundamentals, relative valuation, risk, price momentum and insider trading. The score for Sun Life Financial rose two points in the past week to a perfect 10, a three-year high.

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