Ratio Review: Analyzing Metlife Inc (MET)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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After finishing at $72.54 in the prior trading day, Metlife Inc (NYSE: MET) closed at $72.73, up 0.26%. In other words, the price has increased by $0.26 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.29 million shares were traded. MET stock price reached its highest trading level at $72.91 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $72.44.


Our goal is to gain a better understanding of MET by taking a closer look at its different ratios. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.70 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.69.

On October 05, 2023, Deutsche Bank started tracking the stock assigning a Hold rating and target price of $71.Deutsche Bank initiated its Hold rating on October 05, 2023, with a $71 target price.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Mar 18 ’24 when PAPPAS BILL sold 27,000 shares for $72.27 per share. The transaction valued at 1,951,325 led to the insider holds 57,768 shares of the business.

TADROS RAMY sold 4,026 shares of MET for $289,479 on Mar 13 ’24. The President, U.S. Business now owns 146,981 shares after completing the transaction at $71.90 per share. On Feb 05 ’24, another insider, Khalaf Michel, who serves as the President & CEO of the company, sold 20,460 shares for $65.95 each. As a result, the insider received 1,349,329 and left with 385,987 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, MET now has a Market Capitalization of 51719979008 and an Enterprise Value of 64480006144. As of this moment, Metlife’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 24.99, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 7.36. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.77 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.82. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.954 whereas that against EBITDA is 13.67.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for MET is 1.06, which has changed by 0.4407686 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.26265144 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, MET has reached a high of $74.68, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $48.95. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 1.34%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 9.79%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 3.22M shares per day over the past 3-months and 3386000 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 730.82M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 595.78M. Insiders hold about 16.22% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 76.41% stake in the company. Shares short for MET as of 1714435200 were 6999806 with a Short Ratio of 2.17, compared to 1711584000 on 7363068. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 6999806 and a Short% of Float of 1.17999995.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, MET’s forward annual dividend rate was 2.08, compared to 2.10 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.028673833The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.44. The current Payout Ratio is 113.79% for MET, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-05-06 with an ex-dividend date of 1714953600. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2017-08-07 when the company split stock in a 1122:1000 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0, with high estimates of $0 and low estimates of $0.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0 and $0 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.

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