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Metlife (MET) Analysts See $1.04 EPS; Cullen Has 1.31 Sentiment

13 October 2017

Gagnon Securities Llc decreased its stake in Rti Surgical Inc (RTIX) by 75.28% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The Reynders Mcveigh Capital Management Llc holds 5,598 shares with $308,000 value, down from 18,873 last quarter. Alleghany Corp. now has $8.32B valuation. The stock declined 0.59% or $0.31 reaching $52.83 per share. The stock ended last trade at $116.05 a share and the price is up more than 47.35% so far this year. Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) has risen 7.94% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending.

Shares of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) have received a consensus rating of "Buy" from the fifteen analysts that are covering the firm. The lowest target is $68.0 while the high is $95.0. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the a year ago is $56.15. MetLife had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MET in report on Monday, June 5 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Outperform" on Monday, August 29. Businesswire.com's article titled: "AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of MetLife Inc. and Its Subsidiaries" and published on October 04, 2017 is yet another important article. Tradewinds Capital Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). FBR & Co lowered MetLife from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and cut their price objective for the company from $53.00 to $52.00 in a report on Tuesday. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 11.

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August 11 investment analysts at Barclays made no change to the company rating of "Overweight" and raised the price expectation from $53.00 to $60.00. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup. About 10.05 million shares traded. Wells Fargo maintained Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) on Monday, July 10 with "Buy" rating. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

On Oct. 11, 2017 MET saw a significant decline, closing the day at $53.14, or a decline of $0.29 or (0.55%). Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its holdings in MetLife by 0.7% during the second quarter. It turned negative, as 65 investors sold MET shares while 349 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.20 earnings per share. Hartford Fincl holds 0% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 42 shares. 42,407 are held by Trustmark Commercial Bank Department. Moreover, Grace White has 0.06% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Newman Dignan & Sheerar invested 0.37% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Minnesota-based Leuthold Ltd Liability has invested 0.49% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd has 0.45% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). American Intll Gp Incorporated reported 359,639 shares.

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Reynders Mcveigh Capital Management Llc increased Smucker J M Co (NYSE:SJM) stake by 30,162 shares to 99,081 valued at $11.72M in 2017Q2. 151,319 are owned by Mai. Duncker Streett & holds 0.23% or 13,288 shares. Carl Domino reported 19,970 shares. Meridian Counsel Inc owns 54,138 shares for 1.78% of their portfolio. Welch Gp Limited Liability has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). After $0.02 actual earnings per share reported by RTI Surgical Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth. Griffin Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in MetLife in the second quarter valued at about $2,424,000. The total amount of shares outstanding is 1.06 billion, giving the company a market capitalization of about 56.32 billion. The Company's divisions include U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; MetLife Holdings, and Corporate & Other. It has a 28.33 P/E ratio. In the United States, the Company provides a range of insurance and financial services products, including life, dental, disability, property and casualty, guaranteed interest, stable value and annuities to both individuals and groups. Oppenheimer & reported 296,423 shares stake. It also upped Welltower Inc stake by 4,620 shares and now owns 157,057 shares. Fortive Corp was raised too. The legal version of this article can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/10/11/metlife-inc-met-stock-rating-upgraded-by-zacks-investment-research.html. Therefore 100% are positive. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, nine have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Macquarie Research given on Thursday, January 14. As per Monday, June 27, the company rating was upgraded by Sandler O'Neill.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q2.

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