As Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) Price Declined, Shareholder Epoch Investment Partners Inc Upped Its Position

May 17, 2018 - By Cristopher Snider

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 increased due to MET positioning: 45 sold and 330 reduced. 93 funds took holdings and 290 increased holdings. Investors holded 784.85 million in 2017Q3 but now own 782.94 million shares or 0.24% less. Somerset Tru reported 1.11% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi reported 129,917 shs stake. 79,929 were accumulated by Strategic Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp. Hap Trading Lc holds 0.39% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) or 185,691 shs. Waldron Lp has invested 0.08% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Cornerstone Advisors invested in 0.23% or 39,500 shs. Brown Brothers Harriman accumulated 21,213 shs or 0.01% of the stock. Laurion Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership holds 707,526 shs or 0.18% of its capital. 42,788 are owned by Perella Weinberg Prtn Capital Mgmt L P. Caprock Grp invested 0.14% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Howe And Rusling has 0% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). 830,823 are held by Loomis Sayles And L P. 10,049 are held by Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. Spears Abacus Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 2.74% or 444,864 shs. Foothills Asset Mngmt accumulated 39,635 shs or 1.52% of the stock.

In 2018Q1 SEC filling was reported Epoch Investment Partners Inc’s stake in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) which was increased by 10.74%. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) stock Sank 10.38% while Epoch Investment Partners Inc bought 1.14 million shares. Epoch Investment Partners Inc announced $537.64 million position in Epoch Investment Partners Inc for 2018Q1. Now it holds 11.72M shares, compared to 10.58M last quarter. $48.68 billion is the Metlife Inc’s MC. MET is touching $47.89 during the last trading session, after increased 0.86%.Currently MetLife, Inc. is downtrending after 1.24% change in last May 17, 2017. MET has 3.78M shares volume. MET underperformed the S&P500 by 12.79%.

Epoch Investment Partners Inc manages about $43.62 billion and $28.22 billion US longs. It decreased its stake in Ameriprise Finl Inc (NYSE:AMP) by 343,336 shares to 561,984 shares, valued at $83.14M in 2018Q1, according to the filling. It decreased Eversource Energy () position by 1.06 million shares to 445,968 shares, and cut its Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC) 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

A total of 9 analysts rate Metlife (NYSE:MET) as follows: 4 “Buy”, 5 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 44% are bullish. (NYSE:MET) has 13 ratings reports on 17 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Friday, May 4 Deutsche Bank maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $48 target. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo. On Thursday, February 15 Sandler O’Neill maintained the shares of MET in report with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, February 14 the rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. On Wednesday, April 11 the stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, December 21 the stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Friday, March 2 UBS maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $51 target. On Monday, March 26 the stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities. On Thursday, April 5 Morgan Stanley maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) with “Equal-Weight” rating. In Monday, March 26 report Bank of America initiated the stock with “Hold” rating.

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 firm is worth $48.68 billion. It operates in six divisions: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; MetLife Holdings; and Brighthouse Financial.13.24 is the P/E ratio. 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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