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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 7251.33, and so far today it has a volume of 2696780. Performance year to date since the 4/5/2000 is -9.74%.

To help you determine whether MetLife, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 9.15 and forward P/E is 7.26. PEG perhaps more useful shows that MetLife, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.01. P/S ratio is 0.68 and the P/B ratio is 0.62. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.56 and 4.58 respectively.

At the current price MetLife, Inc. is trading at, 42.49 (-0.58% today), MetLife, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.74%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 31.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.67, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.55% after growing -15.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 5.70%, and -1.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1107.41, and the number of shares float is 929.25. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 76.00%. The float short is 1.24%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.58. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.60%, 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 0.28 and total debt/equity is 0.82. In terms of margins, MetLife, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 12.30%, and MetLife, Inc. has a profit margin of 7.50%.

The 52 week high is -22.97%, with 22.52% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.03% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.66%.

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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