MetLife, Inc. (MET) Lowered to Neutral at FBR & Co


Perkins Coie Tru reported 34,119 shares stake. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.24% or 918,839 shares in its portfolio. It's now trading about -0.24% below its 52-week high. First Personal Financial Services now owns 2,588 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 266 shares in the last quarter. CFR was included in 8 notes of analysts from October 7, 2016. MetLife now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $57.38. MetLife had 39 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) rating on Monday, June 5. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10 with "Buy". The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, August 29 by FBR Capital. Forward Management LLC now owns 9,661 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $531,000 after buying an additional 41 shares during the last quarter. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo. Finally, Vetr raised shares of Metlife from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $58.66 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. MetLife had a return on equity of 8.51% and a net margin of 0.30%. On Wednesday, November 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight". Argus cut their price objective on MetLife from $60.00 to $55.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 430,359. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500. FBR & Co also issued estimates for MetLife's Q3 2017 earnings at $0.92 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $4.25 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.75 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $5.10 EPS. Its revenue totaled $17.13 billion up 1.5% from the previous quarter. It is negative, as 65 investors sold MET shares while 349 reduced holdings.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.59 million shares versus an average volume of 1.44 million shares during last trading session. Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0.21% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 393,371 shares. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, nine have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. Skba Mngmt has invested 3.04% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Daiwa Group Inc reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Minnesota-based Leuthold Ltd Liability has invested 0.49% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on shares of MetLife in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Ray Gerald L And Associates owns 0.27% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 37,637 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Lc invested in 0.14% or 605,557 shares. After $0.02 actual earnings per share reported by RTI Surgical Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth. Credit Agricole S A accumulated 0.1% or 556,889 shares. 4,500 RTI Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:RTIX) shares with value of $19,575 were bought by McEachin Thomas.

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Artal holds 100,000 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Northwest Investment Counselors Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 243 shares. Lodestar Investment Counsel Limited Liability Il holds 2.59% or 370,025 shares in its portfolio. After having $1.30 EPS previously, Metlife Inc's analysts see -20.00% EPS growth. They expect $1.04 earnings per share, down 18.75% or $0.24 from last year's $1.28 per share. MET's profit would be $1.11 billion giving it 12.69 P/E if the $1.04 EPS is correct. Citigroup Inc reissued a "focus list" rating on shares of Metlife in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. Current market cap is $56.16B and the stock has an EPS of $0.10. The Business's segments include U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); MetLife Holdings; Brighthouse Financial, and Corporate & Other. It has a 544.48 P/E ratio. The Company's US segment is organized into Group Benefits, Retirement and Income Solutions and Property & Casualty businesses.

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