Were Analysts Bullish Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) This Week?

October 11, 2017 – By Hazel Jackson

 Were Analysts Bullish Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) This Week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 1 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 65 investors sold Metlife Inc shares while 349 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes. 772.09 million shares or 1.67% less from 785.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Tennessee-based Green Square Capital Limited Liability has invested 0.1% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Congress Asset Mngmt Co Ma reported 0.08% stake. Hennessy Advsr has invested 0.17% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Regions Finance Corp holds 693,147 shares. Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 0.2% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) or 669,718 shares. Cutter Brokerage Incorporated holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 6,543 shares. Dodge & Cox invested in 1.88% or 40.64M shares. X Management Lc reported 8,404 shares. Park National Oh holds 0.02% or 6,445 shares. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Llc has 370 shares. Raiff Prtnrs Inc holds 61,000 shares or 9.65% of its portfolio. Shelton Management invested in 0.39% or 100,257 shares. Aperio Group Inc Lc stated it has 480,444 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Riverhead Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has 38,241 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Salient Lta invested 0.03% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET).

Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. MetLife had 39 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform” on Thursday, January 14. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 11. Citigroup downgraded Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) on Tuesday, January 5 to “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, June 28, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, May 25 by FBR Capital. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 27 by Sandler O’Neill. J.P. Morgan initiated Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) rating on Monday, July 24. J.P. Morgan has “Hold” rating and $7800 target. Below is a list of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) latest ratings and price target changes.

10/10/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
09/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $54 New Target: $55 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0 Maintain
05/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0 Maintain
28/08/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0 Maintain
11/08/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: $67 New Target: $60 Maintain
09/08/2017 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Buy Old Target: $60 New Target: $55 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0000 Maintain
02/08/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy Maintain

The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 on October 10, reaching $53.14. About shares traded. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

MetLife, Inc. is a provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. The company has market cap of $56.38 billion. The Company’s divisions include U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa ; MetLife Holdings, and Corporate & Other. It has a 547.84 P/E ratio. The Company’s U.S. segment is organized into Group Benefits, Retirement and Income Solutions and Property & Casualty businesses.

More news for Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of MetLife Inc. and Its Subsidiaries” on October 04, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “MetLife: There Is Still Room For Shares To Run” and published on September 24, 2017 is yet another important article.

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