The MetLife Inc. (MET) gets Hold status at Standpoint Research

A 5 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 3 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:RF) or, if they already own its stock, sell it. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Choate Investment Advisors decreased Metlife Inc (MET) stake by 0.29% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The stock declined 0.43% or $0.23 reaching $52.79 on the news. BlackRock Inc. now owns 68,475,870 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $3,616,895,000 after purchasing an additional 66,475,603 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of MetLife from $55.00 to $56.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. The stock rose 1.88% or $1.21 reaching $65.67. On average, equities analysts anticipate that MetLife will post $4.65 earnings per share for the current year. It has underperformed by 35.31% the S&P500. That's a potential 5.75 increase relative to where MetLife, Inc. The Company's divisions include U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; MetLife Holdings, and Corporate & Other.

NYSE exhibits a P/E ratio of 120.81 with a forward P/E of 11.11.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) knifed -0.71 percent lower and now trades for $15.36.RF comes in with a P/S ratio of 4.65 that's greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (6) and its peers (5.97). 81 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes.

MetLife announced that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, November 1st that authorizes the company to repurchase $2.00 billion in shares. Fdx invested in 24,831 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Boston Advisors Ltd Co has invested 0.38% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Calamos Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.26% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Wellington Mngmt Grp Llp holds 0.57% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 43.75M shares.

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc decreased Raven Inds Inc (NASDAQ:RAVN) stake by 11,630 shares to 656,081 valued at $21.85 million in 2017Q2. Hexavest Inc stated it has 451,097 shares or 0.32% of all its holdings. Menora Mivtachim Limited holds 0.96% or 373,600 shares. Dreman Value Management L L C reported 38,658 shares. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 3,672,729 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $201,778,000 after purchasing an additional 1,529,570 shares during the period. D Scott Neal holds 0% or 40 shares. Capital Ww Investors owns 420,416 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. Ironwood Fincl Ltd owns 110 shares. Prudential Public Limited Com holds 0.22% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 1.35 million shares. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 60% are positive. Ordinary Share (PNR) has risen 14.99% since November 9, 2016 and is uptrending. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MET in report on Monday, July 10 with "Buy" rating. Langen Mcalenn reissued a buy rating on shares of MetLife in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Lumbard & Kellner Llc bought 8,108 shares as the company's stock declined 4.70% while stock markets rallied. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MET in report on Monday, July 10 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, October 16. Susquehanna downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Monday, November 7 report. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. It dropped, as 50 investors sold EQT shares while 152 reduced holdings. Andra Ap, a Alabama-based fund reported 25,400 shares. Moreover, Parnassus Investments Ca has 2.6% invested in the company for 9.26 million shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Corporation reported 352,146 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Commonwealth Equity Svcs Incorporated has 155,349 shares. Peapack Gladstone Finance Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Dupont Cap Mgmt accumulated 62,538 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Burney holds 13,210 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. As per Wednesday, January 18, the company rating was reinitiated by Citigroup. On Thursday, January 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to "Outperform". The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, July 20, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Thursday, September 1 by Cowen & Co. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $58.40. The company was initiated on Friday, October 7 by Credit Suisse.

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