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: Financials
  • Industry: Life & Health Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Life & Health Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:MET
  • CUSIP: 59156R10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $55.67 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,062,868,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $50.03
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $47.91
  • 52 Week Range: $40.30 - $53.30
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 40.36
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.94
  • P/E Growth: 1.27
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $63.21 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.88
  • Book Value: $65.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.80
  • Annual Dividend: $1.60
  • Dividend Yield: 3.1%
  • EBITDA: $817.5 million
  • Net Margins: 5.14%
  • Return on Equity: 4.89%
  • Return on Assets: 0.39%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.30%
  • Current Ratio: 0.16%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.16%
  • Average Volume: 5.30 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 7th. Stockholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.05%. 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $1.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.02. The business earned $17.39 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.11 billion. Metlife had a return on equity of 4.89% and a net margin of 5.14%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period 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?

14 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Metlife's stock. Their forecasts range from $51.00 to $78.00. On average, they anticipate Metlife's share price to reach $58.24 in the next twelve months. 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)

Are investors shorting Metlife?

Metlife saw a increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 15,344,353 shares, an increase of 71.7% from the August 15th total of 8,938,283 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,758,519 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 days. Approximately 1.7% of the shares of the company are short sold.

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF METLIFE INC (14.90%) and Beacon Financial Group (0.00%). 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 Beacon Financial Group. 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.

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 $52.38.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Metlife (NYSE MET)
Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  627 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  329 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  956
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
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.43)
Consensus Price Target: $58.24 (11.18% 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
10/10/2017FBR & CoDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$53.00 -> $52.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$54.00 -> $55.00N/AView Rating Details
10/3/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$55.00 -> $60.00LowView 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
1/13/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetNeutral$53.00 -> $46.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$58.00 -> $57.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 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:3.05%
Dividend Growth:16.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:1,777.98% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
34.63% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
33.40% (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)


Headline Trends for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
Latest Headlines for Metlife (NYSE:MET)
DateHeadline logoHead-To-Head Review: MetLife (MET) & Its Peers - October 14 at 6:08 AM logoMetLife (MET) & Its Competitors Financial Analysis - October 13 at 6:22 AM logoAflac (AFL) vs. MetLife (MET) Financial Review - October 12 at 6:12 AM logoMetLife exec: Why we're partnering with IBM, Majesco - October 11 at 8:34 PM logoIBM Introduces Industry Platform Designed Specifically for Insurers - October 11 at 3:26 PM logoEquities Analysts Offer Predictions for MetLife, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (MET) - October 11 at 6:32 AM logoFBR & Co Comments on MetLife, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (MET) - October 11 at 6:32 AM logoMetLife Announces 6 Finalists for “collab 2.0” - October 10 at 8:15 PM logoComparing MetLife (MET) & Its Competitors - October 10 at 6:28 PM logoMetLife, Inc. (MET) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - October 9 at 1:22 PM logoMetLife (MET) and Units Receive Rating Action From A.M Best ... - Nasdaq - October 7 at 5:30 AM logoCAPTRICITY PARTNERS WITH METLIFE TO LAUNCH NEW AI-POWERED SOLUTION TO TRANSFORM GROUP LIFE OPERATIONS - October 6 at 10:25 AM logoMetLife (MET) and Units Receive Rating Action From A.M Best - October 6 at 10:25 AM logoFinancial Analysis: MetLife (MET) & Its Rivals - October 6 at 2:08 AM logoMetLife, Inc. (MET) Upgraded by TheStreet to "B" - October 5 at 11:20 PM logoMetLife, Inc. (MET) Given New $55.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley - October 5 at 1:33 PM logoMetLife Earns Top Spot in Industry as Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace - Business Wire (press release) - October 4 at 7:33 AM logoMetLife Earns Top Spot in Industry as Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace - October 4 at 7:33 AM logoMetLife, Inc. (MET) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Wells Fargo & Company - October 3 at 9:14 AM logoMetLife to Hold Conference Call for Third Quarter 2017 Results ... - Business Wire (press release) - October 2 at 11:02 PM logoMetLife to Hold Conference Call for Third Quarter 2017 Results - October 2 at 5:21 PM logoMetLife, Inc. (MET) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - October 1 at 8:50 PM logoMetLife, Inc. (MET) - September 29 at 6:39 PM logoDid MetLife Inc (MET) Create Value For Investors Over The Past Year? - September 29 at 1:36 PM logoMetLife Selected as a Provider for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) - September 28 at 6:47 PM logoMetLife Named as Top 50 Company for Hispanic Women - September 28 at 12:52 PM logoMetLife, Inc. to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.05 Per Share, Langen Mcalenn Forecasts (MET) - September 28 at 7:28 AM logoCritical Contrast: MetLife (MET) and The Competition - September 25 at 10:30 PM logoMetLife (MET) & Aegon NV (AEG) Head-To-Head Contrast - September 25 at 4:34 PM logoMetLife (MET) versus The Competition Critical Review - September 24 at 8:42 AM logoMetLife (MET) Expands Coverage to Include Diabetic Patients - Nasdaq - September 24 at 1:15 AM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: MetLife (MET) versus Its Peers - September 23 at 12:16 PM logoMetLife (MET) Expands Coverage to Include Diabetic Patients - September 23 at 8:09 AM logoHead to Head Survey: MetLife (MET) versus The Competition - September 23 at 6:30 AM logoMetLife Supports Disaster Relief Efforts in the US and Mexico - Business Wire (press release) - September 22 at 5:19 AM logoMetLife Supports Disaster Relief Efforts in the U.S. and Mexico - September 22 at 5:19 AM logoMetLife buys future FCC HQ site - September 22 at 5:19 AM logoBrighthouse Financial: Near-Term Headwinds Abound For This MetLife Spinoff - September 22 at 5:19 AM logoMetLife Expects Fed to Announce a Balance Sheet Reduction - September 20 at 6:15 AM logoAegon NV (AEG) versus MetLife (MET) Financial Comparison - September 18 at 10:37 AM logoMetLife, Inc. (MET) Short Interest Update - September 17 at 2:46 AM logoMetLife Completes Acquisition of Logan Circle Partners, LP - Business Wire (press release) - September 17 at 1:01 AM logoHead to Head Contrast: Athene Holding (ATH) vs. MetLife (MET) - September 16 at 6:30 PM logoAIA and Zurich submit bids for Australian insurance assets - sources - September 16 at 6:22 AM logoMetLife, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MET-US : September 13, 2017 - September 14 at 3:57 PM logoFear of Whole Foods Disruption Seen as a Real Estate Opportunity - September 14 at 3:57 PM logoWhat Else Could Make This an Expensive Year for Insurance Giants? - September 14 at 3:57 PM logoWhere MetLife’s Expected Total Dividend for 2017 Stands next to Allstate’s - September 14 at 3:57 PM logoMetLife Named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index - Business Wire (press release) - September 14 at 7:38 AM logoMetLife Asia Signs Multi-Year Sponsorship Deal with MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) - September 13 at 6:28 AM



Metlife (MET) Chart for Tuesday, October, 17, 2017

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