The Street Is Finally Waking Up To Metlife Inc (NYSE: MET)

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Metlife Inc is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Financial sector and is a part of the Insurance – Life industry. The current market capitalization of Metlife Inc is $49.08B. A total of 3.06 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.95M shares.

In the most recent transaction, PAPPAS BILL sold 27,000 shares of MET for 72.27 per share on Mar 18 ’24. After the transaction, the EVP, Global Tech. & Ops. now owns 57,768 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 13 ’24, TADROS RAMY sold 4,026 shares at 71.90 per share. MET shares that President, U.S. Business owns now total 146,981.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Khalaf Michel disposed of 20,460 shares on Feb 05 ’24 at a per-share price of $65.95. This resulted in the President & CEO holding 385,987 shares of MET after the transaction. In another insider transaction, DEBEL MARLENE sold 9,391 shares at $63.18 per share on Aug 09 ’23. Company shares held by the EVP & Chief Risk Officer now total 77,638.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Metlife Inc pays an annual dividend of $2.10, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.05%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.72. MET’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/6/2024 when it declared a $0.5450 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/11/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/14/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/5/2024. The MET stock dividend was $0.52 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MET has a high of $74.68 and a low of $52.97.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. MET’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $367.50B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. Its Book Value Per Share was $39.87, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $67.75B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MET is Buy with a score of 4.47.

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