UBS lifts MetLife Inc. [MET] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

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MetLife Inc. [NYSE: MET] price surged by 1.36 percent to reach at $0.85. The company report on November 23, 2021 that MetLife Recognized for Hispanic Inclusion.

MetLife marks 10 consecutive years of receiving the HACR Award for Corporate Inclusion.


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NEW YORK –News Direct– MetLife, Inc.

A sum of 4320843 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 4.48M shares. MetLife Inc. shares reached a high of $63.88 and dropped to a low of $62.78 until finishing in the latest session at $63.36.

The one-year MET stock forecast points to a potential upside of 12.88. The average equity rating for MET stock is currently 2.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on MetLife Inc. [MET]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MET shares is $72.73 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MET stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

UBS have made an estimate for MetLife Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 21, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler raised their target price from $45 to $52. The new note on the price target was released on January 06, 2021, representing the official price target for MetLife Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $39 to $55, while Citigroup kept a Buy rating on MET stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for MetLife Inc. is set at 1.47, with the Price to Sales ratio for MET stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.78. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.78, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 21.99. Price to Free Cash Flow for MET in the course of the last twelve months was 5.08.

MET Stock Performance Analysis:

MetLife Inc. [MET] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.08. With this latest performance, MET shares dropped by -3.47% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -1.42% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 34.32% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MET stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.11, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.91, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.64 for MetLife Inc. [MET]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 63.53, while it was recorded at 62.56 for the last single week of trading, and 61.73 for the last 200 days.

Insight into MetLife Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and MetLife Inc. [MET] shares currently have an operating margin of +11.56. MetLife Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.97.

Return on Total Capital for MET is now 8.81, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.11. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.69, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.70. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, MetLife Inc. [MET] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 25.48. Additionally, MET Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 20.30, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 2.39. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 24.95, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 19.88.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, MetLife Inc. [MET] managed to generate an average of $116,280 per employee.

MET Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, MetLife Inc. posted 1.73/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.61/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 7.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MET. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for MetLife Inc. go to 8.35%.

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MetLife Inc. [MET] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $39,924 million, or 76.70% of MET stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MET stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 74,182,879, which is approximately 4.396% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; DODGE & COX, holding 61,061,939 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.87 billion in MET stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $3.65 billion in MET stock with ownership of nearly -1.439% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in MetLife Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 520 institutional holders increased their position in MetLife Inc. [NYSE:MET] by around 27,496,944 shares. Additionally, 481 investors decreased positions by around 47,782,651 shares, while 193 investors held positions by with 554,830,940 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 630,110,535 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MET stock had 85 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,199,921 shares, while 82 institutional investors sold positions of 2,497,335 shares during the same period.

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