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MetLife (MET) Competitors

$69.95
+1.03 (+1.49%)
(As of 04/18/2024 ET)

MET vs. PRU, MFC, SLF, PUK, CRBG, AEG, MFG, AIG, TRV, and TFC

Should you be buying MetLife stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of MetLife include Prudential Financial (PRU), Manulife Financial (MFC), Sun Life Financial (SLF), Prudential (PUK), Corebridge Financial (CRBG), Aegon (AEG), Mizuho Financial Group (MFG), American International Group (AIG), Travelers Companies (TRV), and Truist Financial (TFC). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

MetLife vs.

MetLife (NYSE:MET) and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, media sentiment, dividends, institutional ownership, community ranking and earnings.

MetLife pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Prudential Financial pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. MetLife pays out 113.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Prudential Financial pays out 77.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Prudential Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

MetLife currently has a consensus target price of $79.23, suggesting a potential upside of 13.27%. Prudential Financial has a consensus target price of $111.33, suggesting a potential upside of 2.42%. Given MetLife's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe MetLife is more favorable than Prudential Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MetLife
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.92
Prudential Financial
2 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.83

MetLife has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Financial has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

MetLife received 73 more outperform votes than Prudential Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 73.48% of users gave MetLife an outperform vote while only 65.10% of users gave Prudential Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
MetLifeOutperform Votes
920
73.48%
Underperform Votes
332
26.52%
Prudential FinancialOutperform Votes
847
65.10%
Underperform Votes
454
34.90%

89.8% of MetLife shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of Prudential Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of MetLife shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Prudential Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, MetLife and MetLife both had 15 articles in the media. MetLife's average media sentiment score of 0.79 beat Prudential Financial's score of 0.66 indicating that MetLife is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
MetLife
8 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Prudential Financial
5 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Prudential Financial has a net margin of 4.89% compared to MetLife's net margin of 2.36%. MetLife's return on equity of 19.48% beat Prudential Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MetLife2.36% 19.48% 0.86%
Prudential Financial 4.89%14.52%0.61%

Prudential Financial has lower revenue, but higher earnings than MetLife. Prudential Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MetLife, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MetLife$66.91B0.76$1.58B$1.8338.22
Prudential Financial$54.27B0.72$2.49B$6.6916.25

Summary

MetLife beats Prudential Financial on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding MET and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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MET vs. The Competition

MetricMetLifeLife insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$50.58B$16.35B$8.25B$17.08B
Dividend Yield3.02%3.28%10.78%3.62%
P/E Ratio38.229.2958.8424.71
Price / Sales0.761.103,580.379.66
Price / Cash10.2617.3528.1716.98
Price / Book1.711.262.234.84
Net Income$1.58B$1.06B$1.00B$969.88M
7 Day Performance-0.27%-0.53%-1.03%-2.30%
1 Month Performance-3.39%-6.74%-1.88%-3.08%
1 Year Performance13.17%16.57%8.88%77.61%

MetLife Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PRU
Prudential Financial
4.8925 of 5 stars
$107.59
-0.7%
$111.33
+3.5%
+24.9%$38.62B$50.89B16.0840,658
MFC
Manulife Financial
4.9844 of 5 stars
$22.78
-0.9%
$33.33
+46.3%
+17.3%$41.03B$36.10B11.8040,000Positive News
SLF
Sun Life Financial
4.8131 of 5 stars
$50.32
-0.8%
$77.00
+53.0%
+4.6%$29.31B$30.20B12.9730,941Positive News
PUK
Prudential
1.6664 of 5 stars
$17.26
-2.3%
N/A-38.1%$23.76B$19.50B0.0015,030Gap Down
CRBG
Corebridge Financial
3.8144 of 5 stars
$26.81
+0.6%
$29.08
+8.5%
+59.2%$16.69B$18.88B15.865,700
AEG
Aegon
0.2332 of 5 stars
$5.88
-0.7%
N/A+31.0%$15.60B$11.24B0.0020,634Analyst Upgrade
MFG
Mizuho Financial Group
4.26 of 5 stars
$3.86
-3.5%
N/A+27.4%$49.63B$42.77B10.7151,212Gap Down
High Trading Volume
AIG
American International Group
4.735 of 5 stars
$73.82
+1.1%
$79.06
+7.1%
+39.1%$50.27B$46.80B14.7925,200Analyst Report
TRV
Travelers Companies
4.7147 of 5 stars
$223.11
+0.9%
$215.71
-3.3%
+22.4%$51.12B$41.36B17.4433,300Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
TFC
Truist Financial
4.8409 of 5 stars
$35.63
-2.9%
$41.47
+16.4%
+5.5%$47.55B$33.25B-32.9950,832Upcoming Earnings

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This page (NYSE:MET) was last updated on 4/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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