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Is MetLife, Inc.(NYSE: MET), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/5/2000. MetLife, Inc. is in the Life Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for MetLife, Inc., is 7836.78, and so far today it has a volume of 1635115. Performance year to date since the 4/5/2000 is -13.74%.

To help you determine whether MetLife, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 10.64 and forward P/E is 7.03. PEG perhaps more useful shows that MetLife, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.22. P/S ratio is 0.65 and the P/B ratio is 0.56. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.63 and 4.42 respectively.

At the current price MetLife, Inc. is trading at, 40.54 (0.17% today), MetLife, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.95%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 39.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.8, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 21.56% after growing -15.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -93.80%, and -5.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1109.65, and the number of shares float is 931.27. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 76.30%. The float short is 1.51%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.8. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.50%, and also a return on investment of 5.20%.

The ability for MetLife, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.25 and total debt/equity is 0.83. In terms of margins, MetLife, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 10.70%, and MetLife, Inc. has a profit margin of 6.20%.

The 52 week high is -22.48%, with 17.97% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.21% and the 200 day simple moving average is -6.16%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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