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

The institutional investor held 17,232 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $947,000, down from 27,376 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $13.02 billion. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $29.14 and compares with the $10.21 52-week low. The stock appeared $122.79 above its 52-week highs and is down -2.12% for the last five trades.

Metlife (NYSE:MET) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Looking at a public company's insider trading can give great insight into how the stock is performing. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.83 earnings per share. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Electronic Arts Inc. Genesee Valley Trust Co now controls 25,885 shares valued at $1,345,000. RTI Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:RTIX) has risen 30.73% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.43% the S&P500. The financial services provider reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.02. Westside Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Metlife by 583.8% in the first quarter. 81 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 65,364,620 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $3,452,559,000 after purchasing an additional 1,885,246 shares in the last quarter. Guardian Life Ins Of America holds 0.02% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) or 2,444 shares. Peak6 Investments LP holds 264 shares.

Analysts await Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) to report earnings on November, 1. Mcf Advsr Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET).

Ally Financial Inc increased Metlife Inc (MET) stake by 66.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd has 0.45% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Credit Agricole S A accumulated 0.1% or 556,889 shares.

Several analysts have recently commented on MET shares. Meridian Inv Counsel has 1.78% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 54,138 shares. It worsened, as 33 investors sold Y shares while 112 reduced holdings. Bancorpsouth invested in 0.5% or 89,557 shares. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Metlife during the first quarter valued at about $107,000. The California-based Hanson Mcclain Inc has invested 0.01% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). 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. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 60% are positive. Encana Corporation had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Peoples Bank OH now owns 10,529 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $556,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, October 7 report. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, December 1 by Jefferies. Argus Research maintained the shares of MET in report on Wednesday, August 9 with "Buy" rating. Wells Fargo maintained Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) on Wednesday, June 28 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 11 with "Overweight". Regentatlantic Capital Llc sold 14,859 shares as Metlife Inc (MET)'s stock declined 4.70%. FBR & Co now has $52.00 price objective on the financial services provider's stock, down from their previous price objective of $53.00. RTIX's profit will be $595,705 for 120.50 P/E if the $0.01 EPS becomes a reality. They expect $1.04 earnings per share, down 18.75% or $0.24 from last year's $1.28 per share.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $186,983 activity. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 8th will be issued a $0.40 dividend. LAVIN WILLIAM K sold $186,983 worth of stock or 321 shares. 4,500 RTI Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:RTIX) shares with value of $19,575 were bought by McEachin Thomas.

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