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NYSE:MET - Metlife Stock Price, Forecast & News

$49.50
+0.57 (+1.16 %)
(As of 12/9/2019 08:36 AM ET)
Today's Range
$49.25
Now: $49.50
$49.78
50-Day Range
$45.79
MA: $48.26
$50.05
52-Week Range
$37.76
Now: $49.50
$51.16
Volume4.01 million shs
Average Volume3.93 million shs
Market Capitalization$45.52 billion
P/E Ratio9.18
Dividend Yield3.56%
Beta1.13
MetLife, Inc engages in the insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management businesses. It operates through five segments: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and MetLife Holdings. The company offers life, dental, group short- and long-term disability, individual disability, accidental death and dismemberment, vision, and accident and health coverages, as well as prepaid legal plans; administrative services-only arrangements to employers; and stable value products, including general and separate account guaranteed interest contracts, and private floating rate funding agreements. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Life insurance
Sub-IndustryLife & Health Insurance
SectorFinance
CUSIP59156R10
Phone212-578-9500

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$67.94 billion
Cash Flow$5.15 per share
Book Value$53.66 per share

Profitability

Net Income$5.12 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees48,000
Market Cap$45.52 billion
Next Earnings Date2/5/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Metlife (NYSE:MET) Frequently Asked Questions

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, October 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 5th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Friday, December 13th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 4th. View Metlife's Dividend History.

How will Metlife's stock buyback program work?

Metlife declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 1st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 4.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Metlife's earnings last quarter?

Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 30th. The financial services provider reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.13. The financial services provider earned $16.92 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.37 billion. Metlife had a return on equity of 8.82% and a net margin of 10.82%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.38 EPS. View Metlife's Earnings History.

When is Metlife's next earnings date?

Metlife is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 5th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Metlife.

What price target have analysts set for MET?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Metlife's shares. Their forecasts range from $41.00 to $57.00. On average, they expect Metlife's share price to reach $49.34 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Metlife.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Metlife?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Metlife in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Metlife.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Metlife stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Metlife stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "MetLife’s third-quarter 2019 operating earnings of $1.27 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 9.93% and declined 8% year over year. Earnings suffered from increase in expenses, which offset revenue growth. The company’s shares have outperformed its industry, year to date. It has been performing well led by prudent underwriting and expense management. Its efforts to streamline business and focus on core operations are impressive. Its disciplined capital deployment is expected to drive long-term growth and create wealth for shareholders. However, its exposure to catastrophe loss remains a concern. Investment in efficiency programs will likely put pressure on margins. Also, the company's net investment income might continue to decline in 2019 due to lower interest rates, which will likely pressurize investment yields." (11/6/2019)
  • 2. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We do not expect much movement in the shares after our meetings. Our EPS estimates and price target are unchanged. We continue to have an Outperform rating on the shares." (6/5/2019)

Has Metlife been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about MET stock have trended somewhat negative on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Metlife earned a news impact score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Metlife.

Are investors shorting Metlife?

Metlife saw a decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,500,000 shares, a decrease of 29.7% from the October 31st total of 12,090,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,050,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.4 days. Approximately 1.1% of the company's shares are sold short. View Metlife's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Metlife's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Metlife own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Metlife investors own include General Electric (GE), AT&T (T), Bank of America (BAC), Intel (INTC), IBM (IBM), Pfizer (PFE), Verizon Communications (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Gilead Sciences (GILD).

Who are Metlife's key executives?

Metlife's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michel A. Khalaf, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 55)
  • Mr. John Dennis McCallion CPA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 45)
  • Mr. Steven Jeffrey Goulart, Exec. VP & Chief Investment Officer (Age 60)
  • Ms. Tamara L. Schock C.A., CPA, Exec. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. John Arthur Hall, Sr. VP & Head of Investor Relations

Who are Metlife's major shareholders?

Metlife's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.12%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.10%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (1.07%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.36%), Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.31%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.21%). Company insiders that own Metlife stock include Carlos M Gutierrez, Gerald L Hassell, John D Mccallion, Steven A Kandarian and Steven J Goulart. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Metlife.

Which institutional investors are selling Metlife stock?

MET stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Alberta Investment Management Corp, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Payden & Rygel, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. and OLD Republic International Corp. Company insiders that have sold Metlife company stock in the last year include John D Mccallion and Steven J Goulart. View Insider Buying and Selling for Metlife.

Which institutional investors are buying Metlife stock?

MET stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Squarepoint Ops LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc., PGGM Investments, Railway Pension Investments Ltd, Man Group plc, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI and Tibra Equities Europe Ltd. Company insiders that have bought Metlife stock in the last two years include Carlos M Gutierrez and Gerald L Hassell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Metlife.

How do I buy shares of Metlife?

Shares of MET can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Metlife's stock price today?

One share of MET stock can currently be purchased for approximately $49.50.

How big of a company is Metlife?

Metlife has a market capitalization of $45.52 billion and generates $67.94 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $5.12 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.39 on an earnings per share basis. Metlife employs 48,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Metlife.

What is Metlife's official website?

The official website for Metlife is http://www.metlife.com/.

How can I contact Metlife?

Metlife's mailing address is 200 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK NY, 10166. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 212-578-9500.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Metlife (NYSE MET)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  806 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  545 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,351
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Metlife and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MET will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MET will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/9/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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