MetLife Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

MET -- USA Stock  

USD 46.81  0.69  1.50%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding MetLife is 'Cautious Hold'. Macroaxis provides MetLife buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding MetLife positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of MetLife available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from MetLife buy-and-hold prospective. Please see also MetLife Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus.

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Cautious Hold


Hype Condition

Current Valuation

Odds of Distress

Economic Sensitivity

Analyst Consensus

Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon MetLife has a mean deviation of 0.8536, semi deviation of 1.26, standard deviation of 1.15, variance of 1.32, downside variance of 2.1 and semi variance of 1.58
Macroaxis advice tool can be used to complement MetLife buy, hold, or sell recommendation provided by experts. It analyzes the firm potential to grow against your specific risk preferences and investment horizon. To make sure MetLife is not overpriced, please verify all MetLife fundamentals including its Debt to Equity, and the relationship between EBITDA and Earnings Per Share . Given that MetLife has Price to Earning of 11.32 times, we recommend you check MetLife market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your last-minute risk tolerance and investing horizon.

MetLife Thematic Classifications

Millennials Best IdeaMillennials Best
Firms that are involved in making products or providing services to millennials
Top FinTech IdeaTop FinTech
A collection of large financial service, investment, and banking companies

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.23Value At Risk1.86
Potential Upside1.51Standard Deviation1.15
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Blackrock IncCommon Shares72.3 M3.2 B
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares68.5 M3 B
State Street CorpCommon Shares47.3 M2.1 B
Wellington Management Group LlpCommon Shares47.2 M2.1 B
Fmr LlcCommon Shares46.7 M2 B
Dodge CoxCommon Shares46.4 M2 B
Price T Rowe Associates IncCommon Shares30.8 M1.3 B

MetLife Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.85
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.17

MetLife Volatility Alert

MetLife has relatively low volatility with skewness of -1.4 and kurtosis of 2.65. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate MetLife to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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MetLife Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsMetLifePeer Average
Return On Equity8.66 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset0.41 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin6.43 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin8.79 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation72.17 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding1000 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders81.90 % 6.91 %
Number of Shares Shorted14.21 M3.24 M
Price to Earning11.32 times40.69 times
Price to Book0.86 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.68 times17.81 times
Revenue67.96 B9.85 B
Gross Profit17.11 B21.75 B
EBITDA5.98 B1.41 B
Net Income5.23 B517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents20.16 B3.89 B
Cash per Share20.16 times5.17 times
Total Debt46.28 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity85.90 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio1.48 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share53.62 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations10.41 B1.25 B
Short Ratio2.25 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share4.06 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth0.68 times1.22 times
Number of Employees58 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization45.95 B29.78 B
Total Asset877.93 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings35.52 B38.24 B
Five Year Return2.93 %
Last Dividend Paid1.68
   Exercise or conversion by Henrikson C Robert of 3100 shares of MetLife subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

MetLife Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions
MetLife has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
About 82.0% of the company outstanding shares are owned by corporate insiders
On August 3, 2018 MetLife paid $ 0.42 per share dividend to its current shareholders
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: MetLife exotic insider transaction detected
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