The Chart for MetLife, Inc. (MET) Is Flashing Mixed Signals

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) went down by -3.42% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $53.28. The company’s stock price has collected -0.98% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 23 hours ago that MetLife Digital Accelerator Partners with 10 Startups to Develop Financial Wellness and Engagement Solutions for Customers and Families

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Is It Worth Investing in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE :MET) Right Now?

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 4.87 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for MET is at 1.27. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 8 analysts out of 13 who provided ratings for MetLife, Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $45.30, which is $7.76 above the current price. MET currently public float of 769.08M and currently shorts hold a 1.53% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MET was 5.46M shares.

MET’s Market Performance

MET stocks went down by -0.98% for the week, with a monthly drop of -5.30% and a quarterly performance of -3.05%, while its annual performance rate touched -21.11%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.78% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.69% for MetLife, Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -2.37% for MET stocks with a simple moving average of -7.13% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MET

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MET stocks, with BofA/Merrill repeating the rating for MET by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for MET in the upcoming period, according to BofA/Merrill is $90 based on the research report published on June 1st of the current year 2020.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MET reach a price target of $32, previously predicting the value of $46. The rating they have provided for MET stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on March 16th, 2020.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “ Overweight” to MET, setting the target price at $60 in the report published on January 7th of the current year.

MET Trading at -1.82% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MET to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -29.60% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.69%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.78%, as shares sank -3.52% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.13% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MET fell by -0.98%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -24.84% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $38.35. In addition, MetLife, Inc. saw -26.41% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MET starting from Kinney Catherine R, who sold 3,657 shares at the price of $39.50 back on Aug 13. After this action, Kinney Catherine R now owns 47,264 shares of MetLife, Inc., valued at $144,452 using the latest closing price.

Goulart Steven J, the EVP & Chief Investment Officer of MetLife, Inc., sold 14,200 shares at $51.60 during a trade that took place back on Feb 10, which means that Goulart Steven J is holding 112,930 shares at $732,649 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MET

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +10.49 for the present operating margin

The net margin for MetLife, Inc. stands at +8.58. The total capital return value is set at 9.24, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.62. Equity return is now at value 10.20, with 1.00 for asset returns.

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Based on MetLife, Inc. (MET), the company’s capital structure generated 29.48 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 22.77.

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