Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) Director James M. Kilts purchased 17,205 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 22nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $51.13 per share, for a total transaction of $879,691.65. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 59,443 shares in the company, valued at $3,039,320.59. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.
Shares of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) opened at 51.69 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $56.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 82.05 and a beta of 1.65. The company’s 50 day moving average is $53.11 and its 200 day moving average is $51.42. Metlife Inc has a 52-week low of $36.17 and a 52-week high of $58.09.
Metlife (NYSE:MET) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 1st. The company reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.34 by $0.06. Metlife had a return on equity of 7.17% and a net margin of 1.30%. The firm had revenue of $12.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.34 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.23 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 29.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Metlife Inc will post $5.31 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 13th. Investors of record on Monday, February 6th were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 2nd. Metlife’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 262.30%.
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MET has been the topic of several research analyst reports. FBR & Co cut shares of Metlife from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $54.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, November 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Standpoint Research cut shares of Metlife from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Metlife from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG raised shares of Metlife from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, January 23rd. Finally, Citigroup Inc initiated coverage on shares of Metlife in a report on Thursday, January 26th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $51.00 price target on the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $54.48.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Jacobus Wealth Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Metlife during the third quarter valued at about $104,000. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. boosted its position in shares of Metlife by 51.5% in the third quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 2,625 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 892 shares during the last quarter. Woodmont Investment Counsel LLC bought a new position in shares of Metlife during the third quarter valued at about $120,000. Edge Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Metlife by 631.7% in the third quarter. Edge Wealth Management LLC now owns 3,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 2,590 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Alpha Windward LLC boosted its position in shares of Metlife by 2.5% in the third quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 3,192 shares of the company’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.92% of the company’s stock.
MetLife, Inc (MetLife) is a provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. The Company’s segments include Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; Latin America (collectively, the Americas); Asia, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
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