Hefty Wealth Partners buys $992,556 stake in Metlife Inc (MET)

Metlife Inc (MET) : Hefty Wealth Partners scooped up 21,456 additional shares in Metlife Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 5, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 21,582 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $992,556.Metlife Inc makes up approximately 0.76% of Hefty Wealth Partners’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , New England Research Management boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 12,300 additional shares and now holds a total of 24,500 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $1,126,755. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.95% of New England Research Management’s portfolio.Washington Trust Bank boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 327 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,535 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $300,545. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.07% of Washington Trust Bank’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.Cullinan Associates Inc boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 305 additional shares and now holds a total of 90,505 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $4,162,325. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.36% of Cullinan Associates Inc’s portfolio. Beacon Financial Group added MET to its portfolio by purchasing 142,749 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $6,565,027. Metlife Inc makes up approx 1.38% of Beacon Financial Group’s portfolio.

Metlife Inc opened for trading at $44.4 and hit $45.07 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $44.87, with a gain of 1.13% or 0.5 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 62,30,598 shares. Company has a market cap of $49,306 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 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 .Shares were Downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Jul 13, 2016 to ” Hold” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 44 from a previous price target of $47 .

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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