Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc Lowers stake in Metlife Inc (MET)

Metlife Inc (MET) : Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in Metlife Inc by 0.15% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 7,356,802 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $292,506,448 after selling 11,121 shares in Metlife Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016.Metlife Inc makes up approximately 1.75% of Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.a. boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 544,848 additional shares and now holds a total of 27,859,234 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $1,107,683,144. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.17% of Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.a.’s portfolio.High Point Bank Trust Co reduced its stake in MET by selling 105 shares or 17.56% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 493 shares of MET which is valued at $21,288. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.01% of High Point Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Rockefeller Financial Services Inc reduced its stake in MET by selling 583 shares or 2.74% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 20,708 shares of MET which is valued at $895,828. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.02% of Rockefeller Financial Services Inc’s portfolio.Btr Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in MET by selling 5,396 shares or 3.08% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 169,909 shares of MET which is valued at $7,321,379. Metlife Inc makes up approx 1.63% of Btr Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.Atria Investments boosted its stake in MET in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 7,486 additional shares and now holds a total of 29,303 shares of Metlife Inc which is valued at $1,186,185. Metlife Inc makes up approx 0.13% of Atria Investments’s portfolio.

Metlife Inc closed down -0.02 points or -0.05% at $40.45 with 57,96,964 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $40.12, the shares hit an intraday low of $40.065 and an intraday high of $40.685 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday 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. 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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