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Metlife

MET-N

NYSE:MET

57.64
0.18 (0.30%)
MetLife, Inc. is the holding corporation for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, better known as MetLife, and its affiliates.
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Opinion
Expert
Chart
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 26, 2016

Chart shows a long downtrend with periodic runs up to it. It sort of coincides with what the Fed is going to do. His charts show this is weakening a little and there is some resistance at around $46. If you are a really long term investor, this is probably in the ballpark to buy at some point.

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Metlife (MET-N)
May 26, 2016

Chart shows a long downtrend with periodic runs up to it. It sort of coincides with what the Fed is going to do. His charts show this is weakening a little and there is some resistance at around $46. If you are a really long term investor, this is probably in the ballpark to buy at some point.

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DON'T BUY
May 19, 2016

Used to own this. As an insurer, it will do a bit better with rising interest rates, but on a technical basis, it is below the 200 day moving average, and that continues to fall. Be careful of this one. Pretty cheap at 8X forward earnings probably a 9%-10% growth rate, but until it changes in terms of its technicals, he is not going to own it. Nice dividend of 3.6%.

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Metlife (MET-N)
May 19, 2016

Used to own this. As an insurer, it will do a bit better with rising interest rates, but on a technical basis, it is below the 200 day moving average, and that continues to fall. Be careful of this one. Pretty cheap at 8X forward earnings probably a 9%-10% growth rate, but until it changes in terms of its technicals, he is not going to own it. Nice dividend of 3.6%.

Stan Wong
Price
$44.310
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 14, 2016

(A Top Pick Dec 4/14. Down 18.89%.) Just sold it in September at around $47 and $48. The stock tends to move with bond yields, and they are not moving higher just yet. Still cheap at 9X forward earnings. If you want more of a stable movement and a 3.4% dividend, this is a good name to own.

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January 14, 2016

(A Top Pick Dec 4/14. Down 18.89%.) Just sold it in September at around $47 and $48. The stock tends to move with bond yields, and they are not moving higher just yet. Still cheap at 9X forward earnings. If you want more of a stable movement and a 3.4% dividend, this is a good name to own.

Stan Wong
Price
$43.500
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 8, 2015

MetLife (MET-N) or AIG (AIG-N)? His model price is $66.28, a 32% upside. This looks the better of the two.

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Metlife (MET-N)
December 8, 2015

MetLife (MET-N) or AIG (AIG-N)? His model price is $66.28, a 32% upside. This looks the better of the two.

Brian Acker, CA
Price
$49.230
Owned
Yes
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PAST TOP PICK
December 3, 2015

(A Top Pick Dec 4/14. Down 6.66%.) Looking at the chart, this stock tends to move around quite a bit. It is undervalued in terms of where it is trading at, 9X forward earnings and a 7% growth rate. Pays a 3% dividend. When 10 year government yields move up, this stock moves up as well.

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Metlife (MET-N)
December 3, 2015

(A Top Pick Dec 4/14. Down 6.66%.) Looking at the chart, this stock tends to move around quite a bit. It is undervalued in terms of where it is trading at, 9X forward earnings and a 7% growth rate. Pays a 3% dividend. When 10 year government yields move up, this stock moves up as well.

Stan Wong
Price
$50.060
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 25, 2015

Rising interest rates should be good for them. So far the market has really not played into this. This scores middle of the pack on all his metrics. He would prefer Manulife (MFC-T).

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Metlife (MET-N)
November 25, 2015

Rising interest rates should be good for them. So far the market has really not played into this. This scores middle of the pack on all his metrics. He would prefer Manulife (MFC-T).

Jason Mann
Price
$50.650
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 16, 2015

One of the most broadly diversified insurance companies. Very cheap trading at a 9X multiple and has high capital ratios. This name should do very well, particularly if there are rising interest rates and rising markets. Dividend yield of 2.97%.

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Metlife (MET-N)
November 16, 2015

One of the most broadly diversified insurance companies. Very cheap trading at a 9X multiple and has high capital ratios. This name should do very well, particularly if there are rising interest rates and rising markets. Dividend yield of 2.97%.

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BUY
October 19, 2015

It has come under pressure. It has good exposure if rates were to rise. It has the potential to return capital. It looks attractive to him here at this price.

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Metlife (MET-N)
October 19, 2015

It has come under pressure. It has good exposure if rates were to rise. It has the potential to return capital. It looks attractive to him here at this price.

John Wilson
Price
$48.930
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 13, 2015

They have had to put away billions of dollars in reserves, partly because they are domiciled in New York state. New York State is one of the toughest regulatory climates of any state in the US. Valuation is extremely low and the business as well diversified. Trades at 9.1X forward earnings, so it is very cheap. Dividend yield of 3.11%.

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Metlife (MET-N)
October 13, 2015

They have had to put away billions of dollars in reserves, partly because they are domiciled in New York state. New York State is one of the toughest regulatory climates of any state in the US. Valuation is extremely low and the business as well diversified. Trades at 9.1X forward earnings, so it is very cheap. Dividend yield of 3.11%.

John Stephenson
Price
$47.880
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
June 12, 2015

If a person wants to participate in the trend of rising interest rates, life insurance companies in particular tend to be very well positioned. An interesting way to play that trend. He prefers US banks better because of lower multiples with more room for improvement. Banks also get more benefit from improving housing markets.

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Metlife (MET-N)
June 12, 2015

If a person wants to participate in the trend of rising interest rates, life insurance companies in particular tend to be very well positioned. An interesting way to play that trend. He prefers US banks better because of lower multiples with more room for improvement. Banks also get more benefit from improving housing markets.

Colin Stewart
Price
$55.770
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 9, 2015

Metlife (MET-N) or American International Group (AIG-N)? These are 2 relatively different companies. AIG does have a large life insurance component, but MetLife is almost all life insurance. Looking of valuations, they are both pretty attractive. When interest rates eventually start moving up, this one will probably outperform AIG. Both valuations are pretty cheap.

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Metlife (MET-N)
April 9, 2015

Metlife (MET-N) or American International Group (AIG-N)? These are 2 relatively different companies. AIG does have a large life insurance component, but MetLife is almost all life insurance. Looking of valuations, they are both pretty attractive. When interest rates eventually start moving up, this one will probably outperform AIG. Both valuations are pretty cheap.

Stan Wong
Price
$51.450
Owned
Yes
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PAST TOP PICK
March 5, 2015

(Top Pick Mar 26/14, Down 0.61%) It is flirting with EBV -3. His model price is $71.00, or a 31% upside and it has a 3.1% dividend.

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Metlife (MET-N)
March 5, 2015

(Top Pick Mar 26/14, Down 0.61%) It is flirting with EBV -3. His model price is $71.00, or a 31% upside and it has a 3.1% dividend.

Brian Acker, CA
Price
$51.740
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 10, 2015

Metlife (MET-N) or Manulife (MFC-T). Which has a better upside? All things being equal, and if she liked both of them equally, she would prefer the Canadian stock because of the currency.

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Metlife (MET-N)
February 10, 2015

Metlife (MET-N) or Manulife (MFC-T). Which has a better upside? All things being equal, and if she liked both of them equally, she would prefer the Canadian stock because of the currency.

HOLD
HOLD
January 12, 2015

He is happy to be in the life insurance area. US rates will go up before Canadian and that will benefit lifecos.

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Metlife (MET-N)
January 12, 2015

He is happy to be in the life insurance area. US rates will go up before Canadian and that will benefit lifecos.

Norman Levine
Price
$50.430
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 4, 2014

This appears to be a bit undervalued to other insurers. The largest life insurer and one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the US. As the recovery in the US economy continues and the labour market gets better, that will provide a catalyst to share price given the greater demand for insurance and investment products. If interest rates move up, that is also good for life insurers. Stock is trading at 9.5X PE forward with 10%-12% long-term growth. Pretty decent valuation. Yield of 2.55%.

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Metlife (MET-N)
December 4, 2014

This appears to be a bit undervalued to other insurers. The largest life insurer and one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the US. As the recovery in the US economy continues and the labour market gets better, that will provide a catalyst to share price given the greater demand for insurance and investment products. If interest rates move up, that is also good for life insurers. Stock is trading at 9.5X PE forward with 10%-12% long-term growth. Pretty decent valuation. Yield of 2.55%.

Stan Wong
Price
$55.180
Owned
Yes
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