Wall Street Analyst Upgrade MetLife Inc. [MET]. What else is Wall St. saying


MetLife Inc. [NYSE: MET] surged by $1.7 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $61.23 during the day while it closed the day at $60.80. The company report on July 19, 2022 that MetLife Foundation Announces Strategy To Drive Inclusive Economic Mobility.

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MetLife Inc. stock has also loss -1.60% of its value over the past 7 days. However, MET stock has declined by -14.64% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -11.07% and lost -2.70% year-on date.

The market cap for MET stock reached $48.51 billion, with 823.80 million shares outstanding and 685.11 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.53M shares, MET reached a trading volume of 5167910 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about 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 $75.47 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 1.90. 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.

Wolfe Research have made an estimate for MetLife Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on June 23, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on May 24, 2022, representing the official price target for MetLife Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $74, while Jefferies analysts kept a Buy rating on MET stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for MetLife Inc. is set at 1.83, with the Price to Sales ratio for MET stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.68. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.93, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 29.44. Price to Free Cash Flow for MET in the course of the last twelve months was 4.25.

MET stock trade performance evaluation

MetLife Inc. [MET] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.60. With this latest performance, MET shares dropped by -0.80% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.07% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 8.84% 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 44.93, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.82, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.42 for MetLife Inc. [MET]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 63.50, while it was recorded at 59.36 for the last single week of trading, and 65.24 for the last 200 days.

MetLife Inc. [MET]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and MetLife Inc. [MET] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.97. MetLife Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.41.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.23, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.84.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for MetLife Inc. [MET] stock

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 4.18%.

MetLife Inc. [MET]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $35,652 million, or 76.10% of MET stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MET stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 70,186,350, which is approximately -2.092% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; DODGE & COX, holding 58,433,230 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.45 billion in MET stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $3.38 billion in MET stock with ownership of nearly 0.528% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in MetLife Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 606 institutional holders increased their position in MetLife Inc. [NYSE:MET] by around 33,695,584 shares. Additionally, 512 investors decreased positions by around 42,628,644 shares, while 195 investors held positions by with 526,922,165 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 603,246,393 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MET stock had 120 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,577,251 shares, while 94 institutional investors sold positions of 3,679,927 shares during the same period.