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MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET) Is Rated A Buy By Analysts.

In the last trading session, 7.67 million MetLife Inc. (NYSE:MET) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 1.09. With the company’s per share price at $65.65 changed hands at -$0.28 or -0.42% during last session, the market valuation stood at $49.58B. MET’s last price was a discount, traded about -17.84% off its 52-week high of $77.36. The share price had its 52-week low at $48.95, which suggests the last value was 25.44% up since then. When we look at MetLife Inc.’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 3.88 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 3.93 million.

Analysts gave the MetLife Inc. (MET) stock a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, calculated at a mean rating of 1.90. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 0 out of 19 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 1 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 5 recommended MET as a Hold, 13 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. MetLife Inc.’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $2.09.

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MetLife Inc. (NYSE:MET) trade information

Instantly MET was in red as seen at the end of in last trading. With action 3.70%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The drop to weekly highs of 66.18 on Friday, 09/15/23 subtracted -0.42% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -9.29%, with the 5-day performance at 3.70% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, MetLife Inc. (NYSE:MET) is 6.47% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 9.26 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 2.74 days.

The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $77.96, meaning bulls need an upside of 15.79% from its current market value. According to analyst projections, MET’s forecast low is $69.00 with $85.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -29.47% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to soar -5.1% for it to hit the projected low.

MetLife Inc. (MET) estimates and forecasts

Data shows that the MetLife Inc. share is performing relatively much not better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot 13.80% over the past 6 months, a 13.58% in annual growth rate that is considerably lower than the industry average of 17.40%. Moreover, analysts have looked to higher expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for MetLife Inc. will rise 72.70%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit 39.40% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach -6.90% down from the last financial year.

Consensus estimates given by 6 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $17.7 billion. 6 analysts are of the opinion that MetLife Inc.’s revenue for the quarter ending Dec 2023 will be $18.25 billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $23.69 billion and $15.84 billion respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at -25.30%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 15.30%.

Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of -8.70%. The 2023 estimates are for MetLife Inc. earnings to decrease by -62.90%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 9.40% per year.

MET Dividends

MetLife Inc. is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report between October 31 and November 06. The 3.17% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 2.08. It is important to note, however, that the 3.17% dividend yield ratio should serve as a guide only, as you should also take into consideration many other aspects of a company’s operations and fundamentals before making any investment decision.

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