Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group LLC Purchases 6285 Shares of MetLife, Inc. (MET)

(Y)'s stock declined 10.28%. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 3,672,729 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $201,778,000 after buying an additional 1,529,570 shares during the period. The stock declined 0.59% or $0.31 reaching $52.83 on the news. About 1.50M shares traded. It is down 13.92% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.76% the S&P500. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) earned "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, August 2. Therefore 60% are positive. Over the course of the a year ago MET has set a 52-week high of $53.27 while the corresponding low set was $40.30. The stock was acquired at an average price of $51.13 per share, for a total transaction of $879,691.65. MetLife had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 20 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Monday, October 9. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a "buy" rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of MetLife in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending. (TSE:PMT) on Tuesday, August 11 with "Market Perform" rating. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, August 11. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 0.98% which for the week stands at 1.32%. 81 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes.

There are 1,096 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 795.72 million shares in total. Tennessee-based Highland Capital Lc has invested 0.24% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Gulf Bank (Uk) Limited reported 290,267 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd reported 0% stake. Moneta Grp Inc Limited Liability stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). 151,319 are owned by Mai.

Turning to Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM), its shares were trading at $29.67 a retreat of $-0.95, on the trading floor. Carl Domino reported 19,970 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 254,592 shares. Shine Advisory Ser has 1,167 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Stock analysts at Langen Mcalenn decreased their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for MetLife in a report released on Monday. They expect $1.04 earnings per share, down 18.75% or $0.24 from last year's $1.28 per share. Langen Mcalenn analyst L. Greenberg now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.86 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $1.05.

MetLife, Inc. (MetLife), launched on August 10, 1999, is a provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. The company has market cap of $55.97 billion. The Company's divisions include U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; MetLife Holdings, and Corporate & Other. It has a 543.81 P/E ratio. Its U.S. segment is organized into Group Benefits, Retirement and Income Solutions and Property & Casualty businesses. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt reported 619,089 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Hldgs Inc holds 3.01M shares.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 buys, and 0 sales for $3,992 activity. 28 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. Moreover, Bessemer Grp has 0.01% invested in Perpetual Energy Inc. 2,575 are held by Paradigm Cap Inc. Tower Research Capital Llc (Trc), a New York-based fund reported 733 shares. Stevens Capital Mngmt Lp holds 0.3% or 147,492 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Co holds 213,352 shares or 1.5% of its portfolio.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: BLACKROCK INC. with 69.96 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 66.72 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 47.46 million shares, WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP with 43.75 million shares, and DODGE & COX with 40.64 million shares. 61,588 are held by Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability. Jfs Wealth Limited Com stated it has 252 shares. Pggm Invs accumulated 12,589 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Federated Investors Pa invested 0% in Perpetual Energy Inc. The firm saw a fall in short interest from September 15, 2017 to September 29, 2017 of -8.39%.

Analysts await Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) to report earnings on November, 7. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.83 earnings per share.

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