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, 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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Life & Health Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Life & Health Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:MET
  • CUSIP: 59156R10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $56.2252 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,062,868,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $50.77
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $48.11
  • 52 Week Range: $40.30 - $53.58
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 626.94
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.27
  • P/E Growth: 1.23
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $63.21 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.90
  • Book Value: $65.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.82
  • Annual Dividend: $1.60
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
  • EBITDA: $817.5 million
  • Net Margins: 0.30%
  • Return on Equity: 8.51%
  • Return on Assets: 0.65%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.30%
  • Current Ratio: 0.16%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.16%
  • Average Volume: 5.26 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.47
  • Short Ratio: 2.16

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 Friday, July 7th. Investors of record on Monday, August 7th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Wednesday, September 13th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 3rd. View MetLife's Dividend History.

How were MetLife's earnings last quarter?

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $1.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.02. The business earned $17.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $17.11 billion. MetLife had a net margin of 0.30% and a return on equity of 8.51%. The company's revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.83 earnings per share. View MetLife's Earnings History.

When will MetLife make its next earnings announcement?

MetLife is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for MetLife.

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

15 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for MetLife's shares. Their predictions range from $51.00 to $78.00. On average, they anticipate MetLife's share price to reach $58.45 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, "Shares of MetLife have underperformed the industry year to date. Persistent decline in MetLife’s revenues, due to decline in premiums, low investment income, decline in fees collected from Universal LIfe and investment type product and lower other revenues for more than two years bothers us. Charges related to the BrightHouse Financial spinoff will drain the company’s earnings in the coming quarters. Also uncertainty relating to the company's  stock has witnessed a downward revision in the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2017 earnings in the past seven days." (10/9/2017)
  • 2. Wells Fargo & Company 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 are MetLife's key executives?

MetLife's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Steven A. Kandarian J.D., Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • John C. R. Hele, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Michel Khalaf, President, EMEA
  • Christopher G. Townsend, President, Asia
  • Susan Podlogar, Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President
  • William O'Donnell, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Steven J. Goulart, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
  • Esther Lee, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ricardo A. Anzaldua J.D., Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Martin J. Lippert, Executive Vice President, Head - Global Technology and Operations

Who owns MetLife stock?

MetLife's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF METLIFE INC (14.90%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (0.65%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.13%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.06%), PGGM Investments (0.05%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%). Company insiders that own MetLife stock include Frans Hijkoop, James M Kilts, Kenton J Sicchitano, Maria R Morris and Peter M Carlson. 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 APG Asset Management N.V., Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Shell Asset Management Co., Beacon Financial Group, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, State Treasurer State of Michigan, Narwhal Capital Management and Douglas Lane & Associates LLC. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Hermes Investment Management Ltd., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Rockefeller Financial Services Inc., PGGM Investments, Lincoln Capital Corp, OLD Second National Bank of Aurora and First United Bank Trust. 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.

What is MetLife's stock price today?

One share of MetLife stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.29.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MetLife (NYSE MET)
Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  629 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  331 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  960
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MetLife and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MetLife (NYSE:MET) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.53)
Consensus Price Target: $58.45 (9.68% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
Price Target History for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
Analysts' Ratings History for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/18/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/18/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncInitiated CoverageConviction-Buy$61.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017FBR & CoDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$53.00 -> $52.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$54.00 -> $55.00N/AView Rating Details
9/6/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$56.00MediumView Rating Details
8/28/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$64.00 -> $53.00LowView Rating Details
8/16/2017Langen McalennReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
8/11/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweight$67.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
8/9/2017ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$60.00 -> $55.00LowView Rating Details
8/3/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$59.00HighView Rating Details
7/24/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageHold$78.00LowView Rating Details
7/7/2017Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetSell$51.00LowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$54.20 -> $54.83N/AView Rating Details
2/5/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
12/9/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/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
1/14/2016Janney Montgomery ScottInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$58.00 -> $57.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2015 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
10/31/2017$1.35N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017$1.28$1.30$17.11 billion$17.39 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $4.62
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.26
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.23$1.26$1.25
Q2 20172$1.25$1.29$1.27
Q3 20172$0.86$0.92$0.89
Q4 20172$1.09$1.34$1.22
Q1 20182$1.15$1.44$1.30
Q2 20182$1.14$1.43$1.29
Q3 20182$1.23$1.47$1.35
Q4 20182$1.24$1.42$1.33
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for MetLife (NYSE:MET)
Most Recent Dividend:9/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.60
Dividend Yield:3.00%
Dividend Growth:16.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:1,777.98% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
38.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
33.83% (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: 0.32%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 74.22%
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)


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