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Sun Life Financial Inc. Common Stock (SLF) Was Upgraded by BMO Capital to Outperform; BLACKPEARL RESOURCES (BLKPF) Shorts Up By 26.09%

BLACKPEARL RESOURCES INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:BLKPF) had an increase of 26.09% in short interest. BLKPF’s SI was 2,900 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 26.09% from 2,300 shares previously. With 200 avg volume, 15 days are for BLACKPEARL RESOURCES INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:BLKPF)’s short sellers to cover BLKPF’s short positions. The stock increased 2.65% or $0.0227 during the last trading session, reaching $0.8779. About shares traded. BlackPearl Resources Inc. (OTCMKTS:BLKPF) has 0.00% since February 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Sun Life Financial Inc. has $54 highest and $15 lowest target. $42.88’s average target is 0.85% above currents $42.52 stock price. Sun Life Financial Inc. had 24 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, February 11 the stock rating was upgraded by IBC to “Sector Outperform”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 6. Argus Research upgraded the shares of SLF in report on Wednesday, December 23 to “Buy” rating. On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, September 21. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, February 17 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Argus Research given on Friday, December 23. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 5 with “Equal-Weight”. Jefferies maintained the shares of SLF in report on Wednesday, July 27 with “Hold” rating.

The stock increased 2.88% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $42.52. About 725,322 shares traded or 49.21% up from the average. Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) has declined 1.22% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.92% the S&P500.

Analysts await Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.81 EPS, down 8.99% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.89 per share. SLF’s profit will be $488.21M for 13.12 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.83 actual EPS reported by Sun Life Financial Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.41% negative EPS growth.

Sun Life Financial Inc., a financial services company, provides protection and wealth services and products to individuals, businesses, and institutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $25.63 billion. It operates through Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, and Sun Life Financial Asia divisions. It has a 12.33 P/E ratio. The firm offers life, health, wellness, disability, critical illness, stop-loss, and long-term care insurance products.

BlackPearl Resources Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of heavy crude oil, bitumen, and natural gas in Canada. The company has market cap of $312.73 million. The Company’s principal properties include the Mooney oil property with an area of approximately 39,680 acres located in north-central Alberta; the Blackrod oil sands project with oil sand leases and permits covering an area of approximately 42,880 acres situated in the Blackrod area of northern Alberta; and the Onion Lake oil property with an area of approximately 8,094 net acres located in Saskatchewan. It has a 54.87 P/E ratio. The firm was formerly known as Pearl Exploration and Production Ltd. and changed its name to BlackPearl Resources Inc. in May 2009.

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