Metlife (MET) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday

Metlife (NYSE:MET) is set to announce its earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, January 30th.

Metlife (NYSE:MET) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $16.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.47 billion. Metlife had a negative net margin of 0.75% and a positive return on equity of 8.81%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.28 EPS. On average, analysts expect Metlife to post $4 EPS for the current fiscal year and $5 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Metlife (NYSE:MET) opened at $53.85 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $56,670.00, a P/E ratio of 117.07, a PEG ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.49. Metlife has a 52-week low of $44.26 and a 52-week high of $55.91. The company has a current ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 0.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 5th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 2nd. Metlife’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 347.83%.

In other Metlife news, insider Christopher G. Townsend sold 55,712 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.29, for a total transaction of $3,024,604.48. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,181 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,367,076.49. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Christopher G. Townsend sold 82,731 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.60, for a total value of $4,517,112.60. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 49,660 shares in the company, valued at $2,711,436. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.32% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have recently commented on MET shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Metlife from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Metlife in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Metlife from $54.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. TheStreet raised shares of Metlife from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Metlife from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Metlife has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.77.

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About Metlife

MetLife, Inc is a provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. The Company’s segments include U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); MetLife Holdings, and Corporate & Other. Its U.S. segment is organized into Group Benefits, Retirement and Income Solutions and Property & Casualty businesses.

Earnings History for Metlife (NYSE:MET)

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