Q3 2017 Earnings Forecast for MetLife, Inc. (MET) Issued By FBR & Co

The stock rose 0.04% or $0.02 reaching $52.87. (CFR) has risen 44.85% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 60% are positive. Over the course of the past year MET has set a 52-week high of $53.27 while the corresponding low set was $40.30. The stock has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, May 5. MetLife had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Canaccord Genuity maintained Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE:ECA) on Tuesday, June 20 with "Buy" rating.

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. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $65.0 target. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo. Langen Mcalenn restated a "buy" rating on shares of MetLife in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned "Equal Weight" rating on Tuesday, December 6 by Barclays Capital. About 56,108 shares traded. MetLife, Inc. has had 19 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 19 open market buys and 0 sells. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500. The dividend payment was $0.400 per share for the quarter which is $1.60 annualized.

FBR & Co cut shares of MetLife, Inc. 81 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes. Atria Investments LLC now owns 18,986 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $1,043,000 after buying an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Agf Invs has invested 0.76% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). 42,407 are held by Trustmark Commercial Bank Department.

MetLife (NYSE:MET) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. Newman Dignan & Sheerar invested 0.37% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Mcf Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.01% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Cumberland Prns Ltd reported 290,100 shares or 2.25% of all its holdings. Skba Mngmt has invested 3.04% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET).

Analysts await Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) to report earnings on November, 1. 151,319 are owned by Mai. Whittier Trust Of Nevada Inc invested in 25,264 shares or 0.13% of the stock.

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. (MET) most recent 13F filing, the company has 75 new institutional holders - accounting for 7.94 million shares of its common stock. Meridian Counsel Inc owns 54,138 shares for 1.78% of their portfolio. Forward Management LLC boosted its stake in MetLife by 0.4% during the second quarter. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $0.09 and is expected to be $4.62 for the current year with 1,062,868,000 shares outstanding. MET's profit will be $1.10B for 12.68 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.30 actual EPS reported by Metlife Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.00% negative EPS growth. The Company's divisions include U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; MetLife Holdings, and Corporate & Other. It has a 19.08 P/E ratio. In the United States, the Company provides a range of insurance and financial services products, including life, dental, disability, property and casualty, guaranteed interest, stable value and annuities to both individuals and groups. Apg Asset Management Nv reported 3.92 million shares stake. Vanguard (VCSH) was raised too. Duncker Streett & holds 0.23% or 13,288 shares. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment increased to Infinity in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.21, from 1.13 in 2017Q1. Jvl Advisors Llc bought 602,568 shares as the company's stock declined 8.34% while stock markets rallied. Holderness Investments Co. lifted its position in MetLife by 1.9% during the 1st quarter. Bancorporation Of Mellon, a New York-based fund reported 351,632 shares. Peak6 Investments LP holds 264 shares. 61,588 are held by Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability. Lvm Cap Mngmt Limited Mi owns 5,395 shares. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: "MetLife: There Is Still Room For Shares To Run" on September 24, 2017. Ing Groep Nv has 0.02% invested in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). Bp Public Limited stated it has 101,000 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Leavell Inv Incorporated reported 0.07% stake.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 sales for $45,690 activity. LAVIN WILLIAM K sold $186,983 worth of stock or 321 shares. They expect $-0.78 EPS, down 108.26% or $10.22 from last year's $9.44 per share. Its down 6.81% from 615,600 shares previously.

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