RFG Advisory Group LLC Buys Shares of 7496 MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET)

During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.20 earnings per share. The stock's market capitalization is 58.72B, it has a 52-week low of 38.87 and a 52-week high of 58.09. The stock declined 0.55% or $0.3 reaching $54.63 per share.

MetLife, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 17 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 1.16% of shares outstanding. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in MetLife by 25.1% in the first quarter. The company has market cap of $112,371. The stock, after opening at $74.21, touched a high of $74.62 before paring much of its gains.

During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly -1.10%. 810.29 million shares or 2.96% more from 786.98 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Winmark Corporation (WINA) has risen 40.87% since July 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.17% the S&P500. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in MetLife during the first quarter worth approximately $107,000. (NYSE MET) traded up 0.49% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $55.03. Therefore 94% are positive.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. "(MET) Receives $56.15 Average PT from Brokerages" was posted by BNB Daily and is owned by of BNB Daily. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $57.03. Metlife Inc. now has $59.07 billion valuation. The stock has "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, May 25. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a "buy" rating on shares of MetLife in a research note on Saturday, July 1st.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.93 in 2016Q3.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on MET shares. 122 funds opened positions while 279 raised stakes. Private Management reported 805,707 shares. Conning holds 0.2% or 94,135 shares in its portfolio. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Gordmans Stores Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number. Amer Natl Registered Advisor owns 15,238 shares or 0.37% of their U.S. portfolio. Tower Capital Limited Com (Trc) has 5,804 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Strs Ohio invested in 0.34% or 1.42M shares. 122,885 were reported by Eaton Vance Mngmt. Shell Asset Management invested 0.4% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 4.85M shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Raymond James Fincl has invested 0% in NiSource Inc. (MET) stake by 0.6% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing.

07/06/2016 - Evercore ISI began new coverage on MetLife, Inc. giving the company a " rating. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of MetLife during the first quarter worth about $149,000.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.01, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. Shares for $934,912 were sold by Sistovaris Violet. Dowling And Yahnke Lc has invested 1.91% in Apple Inc. Clarkston Cap holds 0.05% or 20,000 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 906,273 shares. Delta Lloyd Nv accumulated 0.74% or 436,535 shares. Nicholas Ptnrs Limited Partnership accumulated 58,359 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky reported 84,276 shares stake. Bradley Foster Sargent Ct holds 0.2% in NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) for 8.01 million shares. Ironwood Financial holds 0.21% or 2,589 shares. Hugh Johnson Advsr Llc reported 2.38% in Apple Inc. Liberty Mutual Group Inc Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 82,627 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering International Ltd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut MetLife from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. Therefore 80% are positive. Apple Inc. had 247 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, August 7. The firm has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, June 28. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan on Wednesday, August 31 with "Overweight". The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, January 23 by Deutsche Bank. Goldman Sachs maintained Apple Inc. (NYSE:NI) on Wednesday, December 14 to "Buy" rating. More interesting news about Apple Inc. Srouji Johny sold $1.54 million worth of stock. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 153,375 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $8,426,000 after buying an additional 128,459 shares during the period. 2,649 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $339,204 were sold by KONDO CHRIS. (KTCIF) stake by 15,000 shares to 95,000 valued at $7.95M in 2016Q4.

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