North Star Investment Management Corp. Purchases 1515 Shares of Metlife Inc (MET)

North Star Investment Management Corp.'s holdings in Metlife were worth $819,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

It also reduced Cdn Imperial Bk Comm Toronto (NYSE:CM) stake by 7,435 shares and now owns 107,698 shares. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in shares of Metlife by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 10,291,110 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $534,623,000 after acquiring an additional 6,954,917 shares during the last quarter. Aspen Investment Management Inc increased its holdings in Metlife by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. now owns 38,716 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $2,127,000 after purchasing an additional 1,631 shares during the period. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt increased its position in MetLife by 116.9% in the third quarter. Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC now owns 108,215 shares of the company's stock worth $4,808,000 after buying an additional 55,670 shares in the last quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its position in Metlife by 208.5% during the third quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 11,135 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $624,000 after acquiring an additional 216 shares in the last quarter. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. Metlife Inc has a twelve month low of $44.26 and a twelve month 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 stock has a market cap of $56,120.00, a PE ratio of 115.93, a PEG ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 1.49.

Metlife (NYSE:MET) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.19. MetLife had a net margin of 1.30% and a return on equity of 7.17%. The business had revenue of $16.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $15.47 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.28 EPS. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.28 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Metlife will post 4.4 EPS for the current year. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 2nd. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.04%. Metlife's payout ratio is now 347.83%. It dropped, as 61 investors sold MET shares while 336 reduced holdings. ValuEngine cut shares of Metlife from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, April 24 report. They noted that the move was a valuation call. FBR & Co restated a "buy" rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Metlife in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. TheStreet raised shares of Metlife from a "c+" rating to a "b" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Allstate, 1 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". Metlife now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $57.90. Also, insider Christopher G. Townsend sold 82,731 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.18, for a total transaction of $842,531.46. Moreover, Saba Capital Management L.P. has 0.25% invested in the company for 200,716 shares. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Christopher G. Townsend sold 55,712 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.29, for a total transaction of $3,024,604.48. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 70,560 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,964,060.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Klingenstein Fields And Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 410,352 shares or 0.82% of their U.S. portfolio.

Darrell Duffie Sells 500 Shares of Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) Stock
Among 13 analysts covering Moody's (NYSE:MCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. 2,053 were accumulated by Rampart Inv Llc. Also, Director Darrell Duffie sold 500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Saturday, December 29th.

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MetLife, Inc is a provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. The Company's segments include Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; Latin America (collectively, the Americas); Asia, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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