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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: MetLife, Inc., MET

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 48451.97. Since its IPO date on the 4/5/2000, MetLife, Inc., MET performance year to date is -4.37%. Today MetLife, Inc., MET has gained 1.13%, with a current price of 44.87.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 39.80%. Return of assets are at 0.50%, with return on investment at 5.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, MetLife, Inc., MET is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.25. While Total debt/equity is 0.83. With a profit margin of 6.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 10.70%. 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 -15.70%. A performance for the year of -2.82%. The 52-week high is -12.10%, and the 52-week low is 30.57%. The average volume for MetLife, Inc., MET is 6222000.

With a target price of 49.17, can MetLife, Inc., MET reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of MetLife, Inc., MET. MetLife, Inc. has a P/E of 11.8 and a forward P/E of 7.87. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.33. MetLife, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.7 and 0.62 respectively. For P/cash, MetLife, Inc. has a value of 2.84, while it is 4.77 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 44.87, MetLife, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.57%. We see a return on equity of 5.80%.

Looking more long-term MetLife, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 22.80% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -15.70% for this year and for the last five years a 10.20% 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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