MetLife Inc. (NYSE:MET) went up by 2.44% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $56.74. The company’s stock price has collected 3.18% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported 8 hours ago that MetLife Inc. stock rises Monday, outperforms market
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 10.17 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for MET is at 1.35. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 11 analysts out of 15 who provided ratings for MetLife Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
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The average price from analysts is $56.67, which is -$0.89 below the current price. MET currently public float of 762.60M and currently shorts hold a 1.93% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MET was 5.55M shares.
MET’s Market Performance
MET stocks went up by 3.18% for the week, with a monthly jump of 12.47% and a quarterly performance of 25.66%, while its annual performance rate touched 12.12%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.18% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.42% for MetLife Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 9.83% for MET stocks with a simple moving average of 38.36% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of MET
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MET stocks, with Piper Sandler repeating the rating for MET by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for MET in the upcoming period, according to Piper Sandler is $52 based on the research report published on January 06th of the current year 2021.
Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MET reach a price target of $55, previously predicting the price at $39. The rating they have provided for MET stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on December 08th, 2020.
Goldman gave a rating of “Neutral” to MET, setting the target price at $48 in the report published on December 04th of the previous year.
MET Trading at 15.63% 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 able to rebound, for now settling with 1.22% of gains for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.42%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.18%, as shares surge +12.94% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +20.88% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, MET rose by +3.18%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +74.22% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $52.63. In addition, MetLife Inc. saw 22.34% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MET starting from Goulart Steven J, who sale 17,055 shares at the price of $54.94 back on Feb 18. After this action, Goulart Steven J now owns 136,853 shares of MetLife Inc., valued at $937,003 using the latest closing price.
McCallion John D., the EVP & Chief Financial Officer of MetLife Inc., sale 7,456 shares at $52.22 during a trade that took place back on Feb 05, which means that McCallion John D. is holding 31,521 shares at $389,315 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for MET
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +11.92 for the present operating margin
The net margin for MetLife Inc. stands at +7.97. The total capital return value is set at 9.13, while invested capital returns managed to touch 6.15. Equity return is now at value 7.10, with 0.70 for asset returns.
Based on MetLife Inc. (MET), the company’s capital structure generated 25.48 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 20.30. Total debt to assets is 2.39, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 24.95. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 19.88.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.92, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.31. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.78.