MetLife Inc. (NYSE:MET) shares traded higher over the last trading session, gaining 0.29% on 06/04/21. The shares fell to a low of $65.80 before closing at $66.56. Intraday shares traded counted 3.16 million, which was 34.11% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 4.79M. MET’s previous close was $66.37 while the outstanding shares total 885.40M. The firm has a beta of 1.31, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 54.16, and a growth ratio of 11.20. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 59.58, with weekly volatility at 1.63% and ATR at 1.33. The MET stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $34.82 and a $67.68 high.
Investors have identified the Insurance – Life company MetLife Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $58.10 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
Potential earnings growth for MetLife Inc. (MET)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the 08/04/2021 quarter of the year, MetLife Inc. recorded a total of 15.56 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with -17.66% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the 08/04/2021 quarter reducing by -24.78%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 15.27 billion trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 291.0 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 885.40M with the recently reported earning now reading 0.33 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analyst’s prediction for their 08/04/2021 (2.20 cents a share).
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 7.07 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on MET sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of MET attractive?
In related news, EVP – Gl. Chief Marketing Off., Lee Esther sold 7,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on May 19. The sale was performed at an average price of 64.76, for a total value of 505,166. As the sale deal closes, the EVP & Chief Risk Officer, DEBEL MARLENE now sold 11,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 710,425. Also, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, McCallion John D. sold 7,742 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Feb 24. The shares were price at an average price of 59.52 per share, with a total market value of 460,776. Following this completion of acquisition, the EVP & Chief Investment Officer, Goulart Steven J now holds 17,055 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 937,003. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.10%.
12 out of 16 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 2 have maintained a Hold recommendation on MetLife Inc.. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the MET stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $70.91.