MetLife, Inc. (MET) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Cullen/Frost Bankers, a financial holding firm and a bank holding company. The institutional investor held 302,710 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $16.63 million, up from 289,876 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $55.97 billion. About 1.28M shares traded. Wells Fargo maintained Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) on Monday, July 10 with "Buy" rating. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500. The most recent shifts in number of shares owned by institutions came on June 30, 2017 when Geode Capital Management, Llc sold 28 shares from its total ownership of 2661. Partnervest Advisory Ser Limited Com holds 4,256 shares. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 59,443 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,039,320.59. The stock rose 2.66% or $0.12 reaching $4.82. About shares traded. ILG Inc (NASDAQ:ILG) has risen 97.56% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.03% the S&P500.

Days to cover decreased 0.0 to 3.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.01% as of September 29. The financial services provider reported $1.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.02.

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of MetLife, Inc. RNC Capital Management LLC raised its stake in MetLife by 3.9% in the second quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 18,986 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $1,043,000 after buying an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Welch Gp Limited Liability has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0.21% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 393,371 shares. Jane Street Limited Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 36,226 shares. Wealthcare Cap Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Prentiss Smith And Inc accumulated 96 shares or 0% of the stock. State Bank Of America De has 0.33% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET).

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) stake by 6,060 shares to 102,270 valued at $9.74 million in 2017Q2. Dnb Asset As invested 0% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Envestnet Asset stated it has 258,508 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Whittier Trust Of Nevada Inc invested in 25,264 shares or 0.13% of the stock. ValuEngine lowered MetLife from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday. Boyd Watterson Asset Mngmt Ltd Co Oh stated it has 9,825 shares.'s news article titled: "MetLife Offers Bondholders Extra to Forfeit Dividend Power" with publication date: August 10, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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Shares of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) have received a consensus rating of "Buy" from the fifteen analysts that are covering the firm. Therefore 75% are positive.

Equities research analysts at FBR & Co decreased their Q3 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for MetLife in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MET in report on Monday, June 5 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, October 10.

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 stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) earned "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 9. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Macquarie Research given on Thursday, January 14. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, July 13 by Deutsche Bank.

According to MetLife, Inc.'s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 74.99%. It also reduced its holding in Range Resources Corp (NYSE:RRC) by 219,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,000 shares, and cut its stake in Wpx Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX). 2,575 are held by Paradigm Cap Inc.

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MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET), stock is trading $53.30 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of -35.70% in last 5 years.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is engaged in manufacturing, marketing and distributing spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the food industry, including retailers, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. MET's profit would be $1.11 billion giving it 12.69 P/E if the $1.04 EPS is correct. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $0.09 and is expected to be $4.62 for the current year with 1,062,868,000 shares outstanding. 34 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. On Friday, May 5 the insider STOLPER MARK bought $22,850.

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