Catawba Capital Management Va Lowers stake in Metlife Inc (MET)

Metlife Inc (MET) : Catawba Capital Management Va reduced its stake in Metlife Inc by 26.16% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 4,940 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $233,267 after selling 1,750 shares in Metlife Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 7, 2016.Metlife Inc makes up approximately 0.06% of Catawba Capital Management Va’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Simplex Trading sold out all of its stake in MET during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 53,513 shares of MET which is valued $2,526,884.Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reduced its stake in MET by selling 80,574 shares or 20.55% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 311,478 shares of MET which is valued at $14,324,873. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.06% of Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa’s portfolio.Hefty Wealth Partners boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 21,456 additional shares and now holds a total of 21,582 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $992,556. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.76% of Hefty Wealth Partners’s portfolio.Harbour Capital Advisors reduced its stake in MET by selling 400 shares or 1.44% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 27,390 shares of MET which is valued at $1,259,666. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.68% of Harbour Capital Advisors’s portfolio.

Metlife Inc opened for trading at $46.88 and hit $47.355 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $47.22, with a gain of 0.15% or 0.07 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 92,48,369 shares. Company has a market cap of $51,889 M.

On the company’s financial health, Metlife Inc reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.52 based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.35. The company had revenue of $16955.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $17201.68 million. The company’s revenue was down -2.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.56 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Metlife Inc. Metlife Inc was Initiated by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Oct 7, 2016. Metlife Inc was Resumed by Wells Fargo to “Outperform” on Sep 23, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Aug 29, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 54 from a previous price target of $51 .

MetLife Inc. (MetLife) is a provider of life insurance annuities employee benefits and asset management. The Company’s segments include Retail; Group Voluntary & Worksite Benefits and Corporate Benefit Funding. Its three geographic segments are Latin America (collectively the Americas); Asia and Europe the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In addition MetLife’s Corporate & Other includes MetLife Home Loans LLC (MLHL) the surviving non-bank entity of the merger of MetLife Bank National Association (MetLife Bank) with and into MLHL and other business activities. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates it operates in the United States Japan Latin America Asia Europe and the Middle East. The Company‘s businesses in the Americas offer a range of protection products and services.

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