Insider Trading and Upgrades/Downgrades for MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET)


MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $53.38. The stock traded with the volume of 6.87 Million in the last trading session. MetLife, Inc. opened at $54.7 and closed by showing an increase of 1.51%. The Bid price in the last session was $54.42 x 100 and the Ask price was $55.99 x 100. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

MetLife, Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 60.46 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $55.49 and 52-Week Low of $35 and it touched its 52-week high on Nov 23, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016.

MetLife, Inc. reported its last Earnings on Nov 02 AMC where the company reported Actual EPS of $1.28/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $1.14/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.14/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 12.3%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 1 – Feb 6 (Est.).

13 number of analysts also provided their insight on MetLife, Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $53.38. They also projected Low Price Target as $45 while High Price Target is set at $61.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 5 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 6 reported it as Buy.6 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

MetLife, Inc. annual Divided is 1.6 while it’s Dividend Yield is 2.91%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.88 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 9.79. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 0.88 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 0.77, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 3.81 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 5.6.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 0.4 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 4.8% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 5.2%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 5.61% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 14.25 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 26.59 percent.

A look at performance overview of MetLife, Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is 0.36 percent while Performance Month is 18.16%. Quarterly performance shows a value of 27.85% and Half Year Performance value stands at 22.51%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 10.58 percent. MetLife, Inc. has its YTD performance of 18.27 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 8 Nov 2016 where Officer Hijkoop Frans did a transaction type “Sell” in which 56250 shares were traded at a price of $51.48. Another insider trade includes Officer Hijkoop Frans who also initiated a transaction in which 56250 shares were traded on 8 Nov 2016 as “Buy”. On 3 Nov 2016 Officer Hijkoop Frans traded 31818 shares as “Sell” at $47.55. Officer Hijkoop Frans Sell 28825 shares on 3 Nov 2016 at the price of $47.32.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm FBR & Co. on 28-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Outperform to Mkt Perform. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 7-Oct-16, Credit Suisse took an action “Initiated”  to Neutral. On 13-Jul-16, the stock was Downgrade to Hold by Deutsche Bank.