MetLife stock: buy or sell?

MET stock price: $52.28 -0.19% At close on February 14th, 2020

Updated on:
February 14th, 2020

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MetLife remained steady -0.19% on Feb 14th to $52.28 after marking all time highs on Wednesday.

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.

Should I buy MetLife stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

These 2 buy setups work for MetLife stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is MetLife stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for MET stock for the last month.

MetLife stock analysis

Daily outlook

After marking all time highs on Wednesday, MetLife remained steady -0.19% to $52.28.

MetLife remained stable -0.19% on Feb/14 to $52.28 after topping to all time highs on Wednesday. Since October when MET stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $8.13 (18.41%). Since last November when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, MET price gained $3.12 per share (6.35%). On Wednesday, MET hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $53.05 recorded on Tuesday. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

MET stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of MetLife closed this week at $52.28 after topping to a new all time high ($53.28) and appreciated a slightly good 1.36%.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now ready to break out the $52.29 resistance. By mid October 2019 MET price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late April 2019, MET price climbed $8.81 per share (20.27%).

MET stock chart (weekly)

MetLife stock price history

MetLife IPO was on April 5th, 2000 at $8.31 per share1. Since then, MET stock surged a 529.10%, with a yearly average of 27.80%. If you had invested $1,000 in MetLife stock in 2000, it would worth $5,291.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

MetLife stock historical price chart

MET stock reached all-time highs on Wednesday with a price of $53.28.

MetLife stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' MET stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for MetLife stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, MetLife . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
MET earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a1.5n/a
2017-Q32017-11-010.91.0921.1%
2017-Q42018-02-130.640.640.0%
2018-Q12018-05-021.171.3616.2%
2018-Q22018-08-011.171.311.1%
2018-Q32018-11-011.251.3810.4%
2018-Q42019-02-061.31.353.8%
2019-Q12019-04-301.28n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an impressive growth of 9.04% to $67,941.00 M dollars. Nevertheless, its earnings margin (compared to sales) gained to 7.54%, that is $5,123.00 million.

To have an up to date view of the financial situation of MetLife, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual MetLife TTM sales up to March 2019 were $69,438.00 and earnings were $5,251.00 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem MetLife business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, grew a slightly fine 2.20%. Regarding profit margin, MetLife remained steady 0.02% to 7.54%

MET annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$70,760 M-$3,370 M4.8%-
2014$73,316 M3.61%$6,309 M8.6%87.21%
2015$69,951 M-4.59%$5,310 M7.6%-15.83%
2016$63,476 M-9.26%$800 M1.3%-84.93%
2017$62,308 M-1.84%$4,010 M6.4%401.25%
2018$67,941 M9.04%$5,123 M7.5%27.76%
TTM $69,438 M2.20%$5,251 M7.6%2.50%

Quarterly financial results

MetLife posted $16,302.00 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a 4.09% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $1,381.00 million with a profit margin of 8.47%. Profit margin slightly fell a -4.73% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 13.20%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, MetLife sales marked a brilliant gain and boosted a 10.11%.
MET quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$17,780 M-$884 M5.0%-
2017-Q3$16,104 M-9.43%$-81 M-0.5%-109.16%
2017-Q4$15,840 M-1.64%$2,317 M14.6%-2,960.49%
2018-Q1$14,805 M-6.53%$1,253 M8.5%-45.92%
2018-Q2$21,185 M43.09%$891 M4.2%-28.89%
2018-Q3$16,289 M-23.11%$912 M5.6%2.36%
2018-Q4$15,662 M-3.85%$2,067 M13.2%126.64%
2019-Q1$16,302 M4.09%$1,381 M8.5%-33.19%

MetLife ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

MetLife shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 62.09% of all shares.

In case of MetLife stock, 0.00% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for MET stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

MET
Market cap$47.9 B
Total shares915.3 M
Float shares772.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)62.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

MetLife summary

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Open$52.44
Close$52.28
Day range$51.87 - $52.47
Previous close$52.38
Session gain-0.19%
Average true range$0.97
50d mov avg$50.74
100d mov avg$48.73
200d mov avg$47.70
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb02b

MetLife performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. For MetLife, the comparison is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
METMetLife7.07%17.40%20.91%

MetLife competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as MetLife competitor. This doesn't mean MetLife does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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