Sentinel Trust Co Lba Lowers stake in Metlife Inc (MET)

Metlife Inc (MET) : Sentinel Trust Co Lba reduced its stake in Metlife Inc by 1.68% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 106,020 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $4,574,763 after selling 1,810 shares in Metlife Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 18, 2016.Metlife Inc makes up approximately 0.64% of Sentinel Trust Co Lba’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Simplex Trading added MET to its portfolio by purchasing 53,513 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $2,309,086. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.29% of Simplex Trading’s portfolio.Independent Portfolio Consultants boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 595 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,355 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $144,567. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Independent Portfolio Consultants’s portfolio.Windsor Financial Group boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 489 additional shares and now holds a total of 58,102 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $2,503,615. Metlife Inc makes up approx 1.12% of Windsor Financial Group’s portfolio.British Columbia Investment Management Corp reduced its stake in MET by selling 145,721 shares or 29.39% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 350,095 shares of MET which is valued at $13,723,724. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.12% of British Columbia Investment Management Corp’s portfolio.Carl Domino Inc boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 13,285 additional shares and now holds a total of 20,025 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $784,980. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.72% of Carl Domino Inc’s portfolio.

Metlife Inc opened for trading at $43.25 and hit $43.38 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $43.15, with a gain of 0.42% or 0.18 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 83,20,578 shares. Company has a market cap of $47,407 M.

On the company’s financial health, Metlife Inc reported $1.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.18 based on the information available during the earnings call on May 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.38. The company had revenue of $16611.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $17085.57 million. The company’s revenue was down -2.5 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.44 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 7, 2016, Metlife Inc announced a cash dividend of $0.4000. The company’s management has announced Aug 4, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 8, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 13, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Metlife Inc. 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 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 5, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 62 from a previous price target of $65 .

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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