MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Shares Bought by Scotia Capital Inc

The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) earned "Sell" rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26. KBC Group NV now owns 1,263,802 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $69,433,000 after acquiring an additional 157,734 shares in the last quarter. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $52.99. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Barclays Aggregate (AGG) by 20,157 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 119,034 shares, and cut its stake in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL). It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Based on current stock levels, MetLife, Inc. shares are trading 0.06% off of the 50-day high and 15.13% away from the 50-day low. The Crawford Investment Counsel Inc holds 943,572 shares with $51.84M value, up from 840,778 last quarter. Monsanto Co New (Put) now has $53.61 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.19% or $0.09 reaching $47.29 on the news. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. Its down 0.06, from 1 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 65 investors sold MET shares while 349 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes. ARGA Investment Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of MetLife by 201.6% during the 1st quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of MetLife by 0.3% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 822,785 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $43,460,000 after acquiring an additional 55,508 shares in the last quarter. Cumberland Prtn reported 290,100 shares stake.

More news for Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) were recently published by:, which released: "AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of MetLife Inc. and Its Subsidiaries" on October 04, 2017. The California-based California State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.21% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.83 earnings per share. Prudential Financial Incorporated has invested 0.3% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). 80,694 were reported by Strategic Advsrs Limited Co.

Among 15 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Fincl Counselors Inc holds 0.02% or 5,613 shares. Guardian Cap Limited Partnership invested 0.03% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). (NYSE:MET) traded up 0.34% on Friday, hitting $53.17. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of MetLife by 3.0% during the 1st quarter. Cadence Capital Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.53% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Schwab Charles Corp New (NYSE:SCHW) was reduced too.

Receive MetLife, Inc. News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for MetLife, Inc. with's FREE daily email newsletter. Therefore 60% are positive. Finally, TheStreet upgraded MetLife from a "c" rating to a "b-" rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, April 19. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $57.62. The rating was initiated by J.P. Morgan with "Hold" on Monday, July 24. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, October 7 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Deutsche Bank. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 11 by Morgan Stanley. It has underperformed by 29.93% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 56 investors sold Monday shares while 318 reduced holdings. This represents a decrease of -8% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt less pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. Reik And Co Lc invested in 0.14% or 11,160 shares. Acropolis Inv Lc stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Parkwood Ltd Liability Corporation owns 5,621 shares. Webster National Bank & Trust N A has 749 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Proshare Ltd Liability holds 2.03 million shares. 59,278 were accumulated by Rothschild Investment Corporation Il. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in shares of MetLife during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $82,954,000. (NYSE:T). 202,757 are held by Wellington Shields Cap Mngmt Lc. The insider HOLLOWAY JANET M sold 3,337 shares worth $393,766. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to "Outperform" on Thursday, January 14. Therefore 52% are positive. Air Canada had 50 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 4 with "Buy". Jefferies downgraded Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Wednesday, July 12 to "Hold" rating. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) earned "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, May 25. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by William Blair given on Friday, August 7. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, July 28 by BB&T Capital. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 1 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Neutral" on Wednesday, January 25. RBC Capital Markets has "Top Pick" rating and $18 target.

05/05/2016 - MetLife, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at RBC Capital.

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