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Morning Stock Stories: MetLife, Inc., (MET)

Friday February 24th 2017: MetLife, Inc., MET is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Life Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, MetLife, Inc., MET  has a market cap of 57.23 B. Since its IPO date on the 04/05/2000, MetLife, Inc., MET performance year to date is -0.69%. Today MetLife, Inc., MET has gained 0.62%, with a current price of 53.52.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -0.10%, with return on investment at 2.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, MetLife, Inc., MET is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.29. While Total debt/equity is 0.29. With a profit margin of -1.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of -1.80%. MetLife, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year MetLife, Inc., MET has seen a EPS growth of -86.20%. A performance for the year of 26.76%. The 52-week high is -7.87%, and the 52-week low is 47.97%. The average volume for MetLife, Inc., MET is 6343497.

With a target price of *TBA, can MetLife, Inc., MET reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of MetLife, Inc., MET. MetLife, Inc. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 9.29. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. MetLife, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.93 and 0.86 respectively. For P/cash, MetLife, Inc. has a value of 3.29, while it is 5.55 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 53.52, MetLife, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.99%. We see a return on equity of -0.90%.

Looking more long-term MetLife, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.52% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -86.20% for this year and for the last five years a -35.70% growth has been seen.

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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