Monetary companies firm Manulife Monetary Corp. (TSE:MFC) (NYSE:MFC) plans to focus extra on its funding enterprise and will eradicate round 50 jobs within the U.S. and Canada as a part of the plan. Affected jobs might be from a number of of its actual property operations, which might be outsourced.
This doesn’t, nonetheless, quantity to a complete employment reduce. Manulife is outsourcing its actual property actions to Jones Lang LaSalle, which is able to place the vast majority of its staff in related roles. The groups will transfer to Jones Lang in March.
The monetary companies firm continues to be reportedly on observe to rent extra staff.
Is MFC a Purchase?
Wall Avenue is cautious about MFC inventory, with a Maintain consensus ranking, based mostly on one Purchase and 4 Holds. The common worth goal on the inventory is C$25.30, which signifies a 6% forward-12-month upside.
Furthermore, the present worth of the MFC inventory is just 6.3 instances its trailing 12-month earnings, which is decrease than its 5-year common P/E of 11.19X. This makes the inventory moderately priced presently.