MetLife Company Profile (NYSE:MET)

About MetLife

MetLife logoMetLife, 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). Its Retail segment is organized into two businesses: Life & Other, and Annuities. Its Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits insurance products and services include life, dental, group short- and long-term disability, property and casualty, long-term care, accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, vision, and accident and health coverages, as well as prepaid legal plans. Its Corporate Benefit Funding segment provides funding and financing solutions that help institutional customers manage liabilities primarily associated with their qualified, nonqualified and welfare employee benefit programs using a spectrum of life and annuity-based insurance and investment products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Life Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Life & Health Insurance
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MET
  • CUSIP: 59156R10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $53.56
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $53.73
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $49.55
  • 52-Week Range: $36.17 - $58.09
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 85.15
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.23
  • P/E Growth: 0.91
  • Market Cap: $58.67B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,095,500,000
  • Beta: 1.65
  • Net Margins: 1.30%
  • Return on Equity: 7.17%
  • Return on Assets: 0.58%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.30%
  • Current Ratio: 0.16%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.16%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MetLife (NYSE:MET) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.85)
Consensus Price Target: $55.20 (3.06% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/21/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingSell -> Focus ListView Rating Details
2/6/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$61.00View Rating Details
2/5/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$65.00View Rating Details
2/2/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
12/9/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
11/8/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$54.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuy$51.00View Rating Details
10/6/2016Bank of America CorpSet Price TargetBuy$51.00View Rating Details
10/7/2016Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$51.00View Rating Details
9/23/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
7/6/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$52.00View Rating Details
6/27/2016Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
5/5/2016Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperform$65.00 -> $62.00View Rating Details
2/8/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price TargetStrong-Buy$56.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
2/4/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetOutperform$55.00 -> $53.00View Rating Details
2/4/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweight$60.00 -> $53.00View Rating Details
1/14/2016Janney Montgomery ScottInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
1/13/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetNeutral$53.00 -> $46.00View Rating Details
11/11/2015Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$58.00 -> $56.00View Rating Details
11/6/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$58.00 -> $57.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/1/2017Q416$1.34$1.28$17.34 billion$12.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$1.24$1.28$17.03 billion$17.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$1.35$0.83$17.35 billion$17.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$1.38$1.20$17.16 billion$16.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q415$1.36$1.23$17.61 billion$17.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.76$0.62$17.77 billion$17.97 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$1.48$1.56$17.69 billion$17.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$1.41$1.44$17.53 billion$17.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q414$1.36$1.38$18.18 billion$18.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$1.39$1.60$17.65 billion$17.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$1.41$1.39$17.54 billion$17.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q114$1.40$1.37$17.67 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q413$1.30$1.37$17.43 billion$18.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$1.34$1.34$17.23 billion$16.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$1.33$1.44$17.31 billion$17.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$1.31$1.48$17.34 billion$17.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$1.18$1.25$17.25 billion$18.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2012$1.28$1.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$1.25$1.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$1.26$1.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2012$1.25$1.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$1.09$1.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$1.13$1.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$1.26$1.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2011$1.10$1.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.33 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.80 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$1.35$1.46$1.41
Q2 20163$1.38$1.43$1.41
Q3 20163$1.09$1.48$1.24
Q4 20163$1.34$1.53$1.41
Q1 20172$1.26$1.39$1.33
Q2 20172$1.28$1.39$1.34
Q3 20172$1.42$1.47$1.45
Q4 20172$1.39$1.40$1.40
Q1 20181$1.40$1.40$1.40
Q2 20181$1.45$1.45$1.45
Q3 20181$1.55$1.55$1.55
Q4 20181$1.56$1.56$1.56
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
Annual Dividend:$1.60
Dividend Yield:2.99%
Dividend Growth:16.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:262.30% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.02% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
27.59% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.27%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 74.92%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/23/2016Peter M CarlsonEVPSell23,636$54.32$1,283,907.52View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Frans HijkoopEVPSell14,997$56.18$842,531.46View SEC Filing  
11/9/2016Frans HijkoopEVPSell56,250$51.48$2,895,750.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Maria R MorrisEVPSell2,200$47.33$104,126.00View SEC Filing  
10/4/2016Maria R MorrisEVPSell8,800$45.00$396,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Maria R MorrisEVPSell2,000$42.96$85,920.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Maria R MorrisEVPSell2,000$39.43$78,860.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Maria R MorrisEVPSell4,200$45.15$189,630.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Maria R MorrisEVPSell4,200$45.46$190,932.00View SEC Filing  
4/18/2016Maria R MorrisEVPSell2,200$45.00$99,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2016Maria R MorrisEVPSell4,400$45.00$198,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Maria R MorrisEVPSell2,000$39.97$79,940.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Maria R. MorrisEVPSell2,000$44.31$88,620.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2015Kenton J SicchitanoDirectorSell9,503$50.78$482,562.34View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Maria R. MorrisEVPSell4,200$51.23$215,166.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Maria R. MorrisEVPSell4,200$50.60$212,520.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2015Maria R. MorrisEVPSell4,200$47.22$198,324.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Maria R. MorrisEVPSell4,200$48.42$203,364.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2015Maria R MorrisEVPSell6,200$57.00$353,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/22/2015Steven A KandarianCEOSell17,500$57.12$999,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Maria R MorrisEVPSell6,200$52.41$324,942.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015Maria R MorrisEVPSell4,200$51.72$217,224.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Maria R MorrisEVPSell4,200$50.24$211,008.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Maria R MorrisEVPSell2,000$53.00$106,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Maria R MorrisEVPSell4,200$50.63$212,646.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015Maria R MorrisEVPSell4,200$46.85$196,770.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Maria R MorrisEVPSell4,200$54.58$229,236.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014Maria R MorrisEVPSell18,300$51.74$946,842.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2014Peter M CarlsonCAOSell91,625$54.29$4,974,321.25View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Beth HirschhornEVPSell30,594$52.44$1,604,349.36View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013Maria MorrisEVPSell12,000$53.08$636,960.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013John KeaneDirectorSell1,210$49.57$59,979.70View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013William WheelerInsiderSell40,000$50.92$2,036,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Beth HirschhornEVPSell20,764$44.18$917,353.52View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Kenton J SicchitanoDirectorSell1,536$40.77$62,622.72View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
News IconU.S. Chamber and MetLife Team Up to Support and Celebrate Americas Small Businesses (NYSE:MET) - February 23 at 11:35 PM
News IconFully committed to growing insurance JV with PNB, says top MetLife official - Hindu Business Line (NYSE:MET) - February 23 at 6:34 PM logoUS Chamber and MetLife Team Up to Support and Celebrate America's Small Businesses - PR Newswire (press release) (NYSE:MET) - February 23 at 6:33 PM logoU.S. Chamber, MetLife creating quarterly small business index (NYSE:MET) - February 23 at 6:33 PM
News IconBuy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Approach: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), MetLife, Inc. (MET)? - The USA Commerce (NYSE:MET) - February 23 at 7:07 AM
News IconEPS Of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) At $1.29 | Stock Observer - Stock Observer (NYSE:MET) - February 23 at 7:07 AM logoMetLife is First US Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:MET) - February 23 at 7:07 AM
News IconForward Earnings Estimate of MetLife, Inc.(MET) - Highland Mirror (NYSE:MET) - February 23 at 7:07 AM logoMetLife is First U.S. Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality (NYSE:MET) - February 22 at 6:38 PM
News IconLarge Outflow of Money Witnessed in MetLife, Inc. - Money Flow Index & Trends (NYSE:MET) - February 22 at 8:21 AM logo[$$] Mnuchin’s MetLife Job (NYSE:MET) - February 22 at 8:21 AM logoMETLIFE : ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2017 PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDEND ACTION, SUBJECT TO FINAL CONFIRMATION (NYSE:MET) - February 20 at 10:07 AM logoGauging Berkshire’s Services and Retail Growth in 4Q (NYSE:MET) - February 20 at 10:07 AM logoMetLife Announces First Quarter 2017 Preferred Stock Dividend Action, Subject to Final Confirmation - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:MET) - February 18 at 8:06 AM logoMET Crosses Above 3% Yield Territory (NYSE:MET) - February 17 at 8:05 PM logoMetLife, Inc. (MET) (NYSE:MET) - February 17 at 8:05 PM logoMETLIFE INC : Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NYSE:MET) - February 17 at 8:05 PM logoMETLIFE INC Files SEC form 8-K, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet (NYSE:MET) - February 17 at 8:05 PM logoMetLife Announces First Quarter 2017 Preferred Stock Dividend Action, Subject to Final Confirmation (NYSE:MET) - February 17 at 8:05 PM logoMETLIFE INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:MET) - February 17 at 8:05 PM
News IconMetLife, Inc. (MET) : How Do the Technicals Stack Up? - The USA Commerce (NYSE:MET) - February 17 at 3:04 PM
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News IconMetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Price Target Expected At $56 - Transcript Daily (NYSE:MET) - February 16 at 6:06 PM
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News IconMetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) EPS Projection Set At $1.67 - Transcript Daily (NYSE:MET) - February 14 at 8:03 PM
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News IconEarnings According to Analysts for MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET)? - Aiken Advocate (NYSE:MET) - February 14 at 5:43 AM
News IconABR Of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) At 1.73 - Stock Observer (NYSE:MET) - February 14 at 5:43 AM
News IconLarge Outflow of Money Witnessed in MetLife, Inc. - Highland Mirror (NYSE:MET) - February 14 at 5:43 AM
News IconBuy or Sell? Average Brokerage Ratings on MetLife, Inc. (MET), Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MET) - February 14 at 5:43 AM
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News IconMetLife, Inc. (MET): From Top to Bottom - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MET) - February 11 at 5:24 AM logo3 Top Insurance Stocks to Buy in 2017 (NYSE:MET) - February 10 at 7:20 PM
News IconLawsuit: MetLife Failed To Pay Workers $50 Million In Overtime (NYSE:MET) - February 10 at 12:34 AM
News IconTaking a Look at the Chart for MetLife, Inc. (MET) - The USA Commerce (NYSE:MET) - February 9 at 7:30 PM
News IconWhy Investors remained confident on US Bancorp (USB), MetLife, Inc. (MET)? - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MET) - February 9 at 7:30 PM
News IconPoplar Forest Capital Boosts Position by $61769021 in Metlife Inc (MET) - Highland Mirror (NYSE:MET) - February 9 at 7:30 PM logoFormer claim specialist hits MetLife with $50 mln overtime class action (NYSE:MET) - February 8 at 7:22 PM
News IconQ1 2017 EPS Estimates for MetLife, Inc. Reduced by Analyst (MET) (NYSE:MET) - February 8 at 7:22 PM logoMetLife Chairman, President & CEO to Speak at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Insurance Conference (NYSE:MET) - February 8 at 7:22 PM logoMetLife Originates a Record $15 Billion in Commercial Real Estate Loans in 2016 (NYSE:MET) - February 8 at 7:22 PM
News IconToday's Brokerage Rating: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), MetLife ... - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MET) - February 8 at 12:50 AM
News IconLawsuit: MetLife Failed to Pay Workers $50M In Overtime - NBC Connecticut (NYSE:MET) - February 8 at 12:50 AM logoMaya Kiyokawa Joins MetLife Investment Management as Director in the Institutional Client Group in Tokyo - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:MET) - February 8 at 12:50 AM
News IconLawsuit filed in Connecticut claims MetLife failed to pay workers $50M in overtime (NYSE:MET) - February 7 at 7:49 PM


What is MetLife's stock symbol?

MetLife trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MET."

How often does MetLife pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MetLife?

MetLife declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 6th. Investors of record on Monday, February 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Monday, March 13th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 2nd.

Where is MetLife's stock going? Where will MetLife's stock price be in 2017?

13 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for MetLife's stock. Their predictions range from $51.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate MetLife's stock price to reach $55.20 in the next twelve months.

When will MetLife announce their earnings?

MetLife is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.

Who owns MetLife stock?

MetLife's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (0.00%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.29%), FMR LLC (0.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.26%) and Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd (0.22%). Company insiders that own MetLife stock include Frans Hijkoop, Kenton J Sicchitano, Maria R Morris, Peter M Carlson and Steven A Kandarian.

Who sold MetLife stock? Who is selling MetLife stock?

MetLife's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, FMR LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Calamos Advisors LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC and Cadence Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold MetLife stock in the last year include Frans Hijkoop, Maria R Morris and Peter M Carlson.

Who bought MetLife stock? Who is buying MetLife stock?

MetLife's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Franklin Resources Inc., Artemis Investment Management LLP, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

How do I buy MetLife stock?

Shares of MetLife can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of MetLife stock cost?

One share of MetLife stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.56.

MetLife (NYSE:MET) Chart for Friday, February, 24, 2017

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for MetLife (NYSE:MET)

Last Updated on 2/24/2017 by Staff