EPS for MetLife, Inc. (MET) Expected At $1.18

April 17, 2018 - By Robert Crowder

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 45 investors sold MetLife, Inc. shares while 330 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 290 raised stakes. 782.94 million shares or 0.24% less from 784.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Moreover, Sky Gp Ltd Company has 0.37% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Victory Cap Management has invested 0% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Hussman Strategic Advsr Incorporated has invested 0.02% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Daiwa Securities Group Inc has invested 0.08% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Telemus Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 198 shares in its portfolio. Rfg Advisory Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Corporation owns 6,535 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Cls Invs invested 0.01% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Spf Beheer Bv has 2.75% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 1.31M shares. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Il, Illinois-based fund reported 9,260 shares. Cna Financial Corporation invested 0.5% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Burney Commerce reported 10,743 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Seaward Management Lp holds 0.02% or 6,733 shares. Dubuque Comml Bank And Trust holds 9,737 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Wg Shaheen And Associates Dba Whitney And reported 0.48% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Pnc Fincl Services Group Inc owns 685,785 shares.

Analysts expect MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) to report $1.18 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.28 EPS change or 19.18 % from last quarter’s $1.46 EPS. MET’s profit would be $1.22 billion giving it 9.98 P/E if the $1.18 EPS is correct. After having $1.11 EPS previously, MetLife, Inc.’s analysts see 6.31 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $47.1. About 1.74 million shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has declined 1.24% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.79% the S&P500.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. MetLife had 17 analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, March 15. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $60 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 6 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, March 26. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, November 13 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold” on Thursday, February 15. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, April 5 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, November 10.

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The company has market cap of $48.83 billion. It operates in six divisions: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; MetLife Holdings; and Brighthouse Financial. It has a 13.03 P/E ratio. The firm offers life, dental, group short- and long-term disability, individual disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and critical illness insurance products; vision, and accident and health coverages, as well as prepaid legal plans; administrative services-only and private floating rate funding agreements; and account guaranteed, separate account guaranteed, and trust guaranteed interest contracts.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Institutional Positions Chart

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