Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) Price Declined While Epoch Investment Partners Inc Upped by $51.14 Million Its Position

May 17, 2018 - By Mary Gaskins

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.13, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. The ratio improved due to MET positioning: 45 sold and 330 reduced. 93 funds amassed holdings and 290 increased holdings. Investors holded 784.85 million in 2017Q3 but now own 782.94 million shares or 0.24% less. Sky Investment Group Ltd has 0.37% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 18,773 shs. Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset has 1.04% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Pzena Inv Ltd Llc holds 1.44% or 5.79 million shs. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher invested in 1.02% or 386,273 shs. Rampart Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0.28% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Altfest L J Inc holds 0.11% of its capital in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 5,612 shs. Institute For Wealth Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 11,562 shs stake. 6,146 were accumulated by Loudon Inv Limited Liability Corporation. Stack Management owns 242,609 shs for 1.23% of their capital. Td Cap Management Lc reported 0.01% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Dubuque National Bank & Trust Trust Company reported 0.07% stake. Guardian Life Insur Of America invested in 3,443 shs or 0.04% of the stock. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) has 4,818 shs. Fuller Thaler Asset Inc owns 12,200 shs. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Incorporated has invested 0.25% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET).

In Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) was increased the holdings held by Epoch Investment Partners Inc. The increase is 10.74% according to 2018Q1 Securities and Exchange regulatory report. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) declined 10.38% with the market as Epoch Investment Partners Inc bought 1.14M shares. Epoch Investment Partners Inc’s position was priced at $537.64M for 11.72M shares. It’s up from 10.58M last quarter. $48.68B is the market cap of Metlife Inc. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.41 during the last trading session, touching $47.89.MetLife, Inc. has volume of 3.78M shares. Since May 17, 2017 MET has declined 1.24% and is downtrending. MET underperformed by 12.79% the S&P 500.

According to the regulatory report Epoch Investment Partners Inc reduced its stake in Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ:MRVL) by 1.20 million shares to 13.87M shares, valued at $291.23M in 2018Q1. The fund has $43.62B and $28.22B US longs. It decreased Live Nation Entertainment In (NYSE:LYV) position by 476,845 shares to 77,173 shares, and cut its Visa Inc (NYSE:V) stake.

Epoch Investment Partners Inc is a New York-based institutional investor with more than $43.62 billion AUM in January, 2015. Epoch Investment Partners Inc is the 100th largest institutional investor in our database. Taken from Epoch Investment Partners latest Adv, the fund reported to have 92 full and part-time employees. Among which 35 performing investment advisory and research functions. The institutional investor had more than 1800 clients.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Ratings Coverage

In total 9 analysts cover Metlife (NYSE:MET). “Buy” rating has 4, “Sell” are 0, while 5 are “Hold”. 44% are bullish. 13 are the (NYSE:MET)’s analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Monday, March 26 the firm has “Overweight” rating given by Atlantic Securities. The company rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, March 2. On Thursday, April 5 the stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, March 15 the stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo. On Wednesday, April 11 the stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, January 30 the firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given. On Thursday, February 15 Sandler O’Neill maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) with “Hold” rating. In Monday, March 26 report Bank of America initiated it with “Hold” rating and $5000 target. On Thursday, December 21 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, April 5 the stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill.

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.The company has $48.68 billion market cap. It operates in six divisions: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; MetLife Holdings; and Brighthouse Financial.The P/E ratio is 13.24. The firm offers life, dental, group short- and long-term disability, individual disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and critical illness insurance products; vision, and accident and health coverages, as well as prepaid legal plans; administrative services-only and private floating rate funding agreements; and account guaranteed, separate account guaranteed, and trust guaranteed interest contracts.

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