Brandywine Global Investment Management Lowers stake in Metlife Inc (MET)

Metlife Inc (MET) : Brandywine Global Investment Management reduced its stake in Metlife Inc by 2.17% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 3,514,393 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $139,732,266 after selling 78,105 shares in Metlife Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016.Metlife Inc makes up approximately 0.89% of Brandywine Global Investment Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc added MET to its portfolio by purchasing 393,576 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $15,648,582. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.31% of Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc’s portfolio.Parametric Portfolio Associates reduced its stake in MET by selling 107,483 shares or 3.22% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,235,152 shares of MET which is valued at $128,629,644. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.19% of Parametric Portfolio Associates’s portfolio.Advisors Capital Management reduced its stake in MET by selling 481,826 shares or 87.53% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 68,642 shares of MET which is valued at $2,729,206. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.27% of Advisors Capital Management’s portfolio.Waldron Lp boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 131 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,089 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $244,473. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.09% of Waldron Lp’s portfolio.Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,100 additional shares and now holds a total of 170,227 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $7,438,920. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.19% of Utah Retirement Systems’s portfolio.

Metlife Inc closed down -0.34 points or -0.78% at $43.06 with 66,20,013 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $43.45, the shares hit an intraday low of $42.64 and an intraday high of $43.94 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Metlife Inc reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.52 based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.35. The company had revenue of $16955.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $17201.68 million. The company’s revenue was down -2.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.56 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Metlife Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Aug 29, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 54 from a previous price target of $51 .Shares were Downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Jul 13, 2016 to ” Hold” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 44 from a previous price target of $47 .

MetLife Inc. (MetLife) is a provider of life insurance annuities employee benefits and asset management. The Company’s segments include Retail; Group Voluntary & Worksite Benefits and Corporate Benefit Funding. Its three geographic segments are Latin America (collectively the Americas); Asia and Europe the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In addition MetLife’s Corporate & Other includes MetLife Home Loans LLC (MLHL) the surviving non-bank entity of the merger of MetLife Bank National Association (MetLife Bank) with and into MLHL and other business activities. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates it operates in the United States Japan Latin America Asia Europe and the Middle East. The Company‘s businesses in the Americas offer a range of protection products and services.

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