Metlife Company Profile (NYSE:MET)

About Metlife (NYSE:MET)

Metlife logoMetLife, Inc. is a provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. The Company's segments include U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); MetLife Holdings; Brighthouse Financial, and Corporate & Other. Its U.S. segment is organized into Group Benefits, Retirement and Income Solutions and Property & Casualty businesses. Its Asia segment offers products, including life insurance; accident and health insurance, and retirement and savings products. Latin America offers products, including life insurance, and retirement and savings products. Life insurance includes universal, variable and term life products. EMEA offers products, including life insurance, accident and health insurance, retirement and savings products, and credit insurance. The Brighthouse Financial segment offers products and services, including variable, fixed, index-linked and income annuities, as well as variable, universal, term and whole life products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Life Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Life & Health Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:MET
  • CUSIP: 59156R10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $54.36 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,075,933,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $51.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $53.32
  • 52 Week Range: $36.17 - $58.09
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.77
  • P/E Growth: 0.88
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $61.21 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.89
  • Book Value: $62.82 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.80
  • Annual Dividend: $1.60
  • Dividend Yield: 3.2%
  • EBIDTA: ($566,250,000.00)
  • 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%
  • Average Volume: 5.80 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.65
  • Short Ratio: 2.13

Frequently Asked Questions for Metlife (NYSE:MET)

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 Tuesday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 8th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.17%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 4th. View Metlife's Dividend History.

How were Metlife's earnings last quarter?

Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company reported $1.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.27 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $16.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.02 billion. Metlife had a net margin of 1.30% and a return on equity of 7.17%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.20 earnings per share. View Metlife's Earnings History.

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

12 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Metlife's stock. Their predictions range from $51.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Metlife's stock price to reach $55.65 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Metlife.

What are analysts saying about Metlife stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Metlife stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "MetLife’s earnings of $1.46 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 14.96% and were up 12.3% year over year. Earnings benefited from volume growth, continued expense discipline and higher fees from improved equity markets. MetLife’s consistent growth via acquisitions and divestitures allow it to focus on core business. The separation of the company’s retail unit will reduce its risk exposure to equity and interest rates. Its efforts to reduce expenses will cushion its bottom line in the long term. A strong balance sheet, improved cash balance and low debt level are other positives. The stock has, outperformed the Zacks categorized Multi Line Insurance industry over the past one year. MetLife, nevertheless, remains exposed to headwinds like still low interest rates, adverse foreign exchange, taxes, regulatory uncertainty surrounding its SIFI designation, and stiff competition." (5/5/2017)
  • 2. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We sensed expectations among investors were low for MET going into Q1 earnings, and in our view the quarter at least met those expectations, with the majority of the outperformance relative to our expectation occurring in MetLife Holdings and the Corporate segment. We knew there was some re-positioning of hedging strategies going on in the quarter to make the derivative portfolio more “statutory-friendly” so we are not overly concerned with the net derivative losses (assuming they did not lower statutory capital levels, which will be discussed on the conference call on May 4). As we move toward the spin of Brighthouse, we can see the evolution of RemainCo MetLife’s less volatile earnings profile, which we believe will be rewarded with higher multiples over time." (5/4/2017)

Who are some of Metlife's key competitors?

Who owns Metlife stock?

Metlife's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF METLIFE INC (14.90%), BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF METLIFE INC (14.90%), BlackRock Inc. (6.30%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.01%), State Street Corp (4.56%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (4.01%). Company insiders that own Metlife stock include Frans Hijkoop, James M Kilts, Kenton J Sicchitano, Maria R Morris, Peter M Carlson and Steven A Kandarian. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Metlife.

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 Boston Partners, FMR LLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., OppenheimerFunds Inc., RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Metlife stock in the last year include Frans Hijkoop, Maria R Morris and Peter M Carlson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Metlife.

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 BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, APG Asset Management N.V., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC and Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Metlife.

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 $50.52.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Metlife (NYSE:MET) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.83)
Consensus Price Target: $55.65 (10.15% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/25/2017FBR & CoUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$58.00MediumView Rating Details
5/4/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingBuyHighView Rating Details
4/3/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$57.00 -> $54.00LowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$54.20 -> $54.83N/AView Rating Details
2/21/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingSell -> Focus ListN/AView Rating Details
2/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$61.00N/AView Rating Details
2/5/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
12/9/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/8/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$54.00N/AView Rating Details
10/7/2016Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageNeutral$51.00N/AView Rating Details
7/6/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$52.00N/AView Rating Details
6/27/2016Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
2/8/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price TargetStrong-Buy$56.00 -> $55.00N/AView Rating Details
2/4/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetOutperform$55.00 -> $53.00N/AView Rating Details
2/4/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweight$60.00 -> $53.00N/AView Rating Details
1/14/2016Janney Montgomery ScottInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/13/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncLower Price TargetNeutral$53.00 -> $46.00N/AView Rating Details
11/11/2015Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$58.00 -> $56.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$58.00 -> $57.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
Earnings by Quarter for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
Earnings History by Quarter for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/3/2017Q1 2017$1.27$1.46$17.02 billion$16.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2017Q416$1.34$1.28$17.34 billion$12.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$1.14$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$1.47$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$1.37$1.38$18.18 billion$18.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$1.38$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$17.50 billion$17.12 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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.42
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.95
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.23$1.26$1.25
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$1.55$1.55$1.55
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
Next Dividend:6/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.60
Dividend Yield:3.17%
Dividend Growth:16.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:262.30% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
29.80% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
27.78% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Metlife (NYSE:MET)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.27%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 74.92%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/22/2017James M KiltsDirectorBuy17,205$51.13$879,691.65View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017James M KiltsDirectorBuy2,795$54.17$151,405.15View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
Latest Headlines for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
DateHeadline logoMetLife Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to Speak at Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services ... - Business Wire (press release) - May 24 at 6:33 PM logoNew Technology Hubs Offer Strong Growth & Diversification Opportunities, MetLife Investment Management Study Finds - Business Wire (press release) - May 24 at 6:33 PM logoMetLife Wins Model Insurer Asia Award 2017 for “Innovation and Emerging Technologies” - Business Wire (press release) - May 24 at 6:33 PM logoSmall business owners expect to ramp up hiring: U.S. Chamber report - May 24 at 6:33 PM logoAmerica’s Small Businesses Eyeing Expansion, Despite Concerns about the National Economy - May 24 at 6:33 PM logoMetLife Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to Speak at Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference - May 24 at 10:45 AM logoSears Gets Some Breathing Room From Its Creditors - May 23 at 6:05 PM logoMetlife Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MET) - May 23 at 5:02 PM logoMetlife Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MET) - May 23 at 5:02 PM logoMetLife Wins Model Insurer Asia Award 2017 for “Innovation and Emerging Technologies” - May 23 at 10:32 AM logoNew Technology Hubs Offer Strong Growth & Diversification Opportunities, MetLife Investment Management Study Finds - May 23 at 10:32 AM logoHighwoods to Develop MetLife's Office Building in Weston - May 23 at 10:32 AM logoStrategy To YieldBoost MetLife From 3.2% To 6.6% Using Options - May 22 at 5:51 PM logoHighwoods to Develop Third Building for MetLife’s Global Technology Campus in Raleigh Area Cary’s Mixed-Use Weston PUD - May 22 at 10:12 AM logoHighwoods to Develop Third Building for MetLife's Global Technology Campus in Raleigh Area Cary's Mixed-Use Weston PUD - May 22 at 7:17 AM logoMetLife Expands Usage-Based Auto Insurance Program with New App to Help Drivers Stay Safer and Lower Their Rates - May 19 at 11:03 AM logoMetLife Announces Uniphore as Winner of collab - May 19 at 11:03 AM logoMetLife Partners with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity for EMEA Community Week - Business Wire (press release) - May 16 at 11:21 PM logoMetLife Declares Second Quarter 2017 Preferred Stock Dividends - Business Wire (press release) - May 16 at 11:21 PM logoLearjet crashes short of runway, killing 2 crew members - May 16 at 10:32 AM logoMetlife Inc (MET) Stock Rating Lowered by TheStreet - May 16 at 10:18 AM logoMetLife Partners with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity for EMEA Community Week - May 15 at 5:54 PM logoBrighthouse Financial Builds on the Success of its Shield Level Selector Annuities with Expanded Product Line - May 15 at 5:54 PM logoMetLife Declares Second Quarter 2017 Preferred Stock Dividends - May 15 at 5:54 PM logoMetLife's Brighthouse unit unveils new annuity; Wells Fargo to distribute - May 15 at 5:54 PM logoUS court puts hold on 'too big to fail' case involving MetLife - Reuters - May 13 at 8:53 AM logoSee Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds MetLife - May 12 at 7:09 PM logoU.S. court puts hold on 'too big to fail' case involving MetLife - May 12 at 7:09 PM logoMetLife SIFI court case put on hold for 60 days - May 12 at 4:19 PM logoBank adds 1,200 North Carolina jobs stalled by anti-LGBT law - May 10 at 6:25 AM logoBank expands in North Carolina after 'bathroom bill' changes - May 9 at 6:12 PM logoThe Latest: NC's LGBT law stalled 1,200 Credit Suisse jobs - May 9 at 2:25 PM logoEmpire Life expands expat group benefits offerings - May 9 at 11:50 AM logoMetLife Expatriate Benefits Wins “Service Provider of the Year” During the 2017 EMMAs - Business Wire (press release) - May 8 at 12:35 PM logoMetLife Expatriate Benefits Wins “Service Provider of the Year” During the 2017 EMMAs - May 8 at 12:35 PM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Gilead, Dow Chemical, MetLife, Tesla and Emerson Electric - May 8 at 12:35 PM logoMetlife's (MET) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Wells Fargo & Co - May 7 at 8:55 PM
News IconBRIEF-Metlife began restructuring derivative hedges - May 6 at 9:01 AM logoTrump Administration Asks for Time to Deliberate MetLife Case - May 5 at 11:52 PM logo10-Q: METLIFE INC - May 5 at 11:52 PM logoMetlife Inc (MET) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research - May 5 at 11:36 AM logoMetLife, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MET-US : May 5, 2017 - May 5 at 9:14 AM logoEdited Transcript of MET earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 12:00pm GMT - May 5 at 9:14 AM logoMetLife (MET) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates, Grow Y/Y - Yahoo Finance - May 4 at 11:39 PM logoMetLife Finds Waiting Is a Hard Part as Reorganization Looms - Bloomberg - May 4 at 6:37 PM logoMetLife Earnings Improve, Uptrend Begins? - Seeking Alpha - May 4 at 6:37 PM logoMetLife Is On the Move Thursday - May 4 at 6:37 PM logoTwo Consecutive Quarterly Losses Forces MetLife to Change Derivatives Strategy - May 4 at 6:37 PM logoMetLife, Inc. : MET-US: Dividend Analysis : May 08th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 6:37 PM logo[$$] MetLife warns of delay to $10bn consumer division spin-off - May 4 at 6:37 PM



Metlife (MET) Chart for Thursday, May, 25, 2017

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