Metlife (MET) Analysts See $1.04 EPS; Cullen Has 1.31 Sentiment

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Shares of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) have received a consensus rating of "Buy" from the fifteen analysts that are covering the firm. Therefore 53% are positive. MetLife has a 52 week low of $40.53 and a 52 week high of $53.30. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Encana Corporation had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) rating on Monday, June 5. Canaccord Genuity maintained Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE:ECA) on Tuesday, June 20 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, January 19.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) continues to be a formidable company. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $59.00 price target on shares of MetLife in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. TheStreet raised shares of MetLife from a "c+" rating to a "b" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on MetLife from $54.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 430,359.

More recent Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: "AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of MetLife Inc. and Its Subsidiaries" on October 04, 2017. 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. It fall, as 65 investors sold Metlife Inc shares while 349 reduced holdings.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. 772.09 million shares or 1.67% less from 785.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 42,407 are held by Trustmark Commercial Bank Department. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio invested 0.2% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Flippin Bruce Porter holds 2.4% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 194,129 shares. Bb&T Secs Limited Liability Corp reported 184,100 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Breton Hill Ltd invested 0.13% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Teachers Insurance And Annuity Association Of America reported 0.33% stake. Welch Gp Limited Liability has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). 151,319 are owned by Mai.

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First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Metlife (MET) by 4.43% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.

The most recent open market insider trade was Acquisition (Non Open Market) of 237 shares on a day where the closing price was 48.65.

Jvl Advisors Llc, which manages about $434.29 million and $302.10 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE:BCEI) by 2.41 million shares to 123 shares, valued at $4,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,694 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares in the last quarter. 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. ILG's profit would be $37.47M giving it 24.42 P/E if the $0.30 EPS is correct. The financial services provider reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.02. On the opposite side of that transaction from Geode Capital Management, Llc stood Vanguard Group Inc which added 333 shares to its existing stake, bringing total stake held in MET to 18790 shares. Palladium Partners Llc who had been investing in Metlife Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $56.05 billion market cap company. 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 547.84 P/E ratio.

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) stake by 6,060 shares to 102,270 valued at $9.74 million in 2017Q2. Franklin Res owns 25.70M shares. Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL) was raised too. Of those holders, 447 had increased positions amounting to 30.06 million shares, 506 had decreased positions amounting to 41.34 million shares, and 143 holders have a held position accounting for 724.31 million shares. 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.

Investors sentiment increased to Infinity in 2017 Q2.

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