Exploring the Basics of MetLife (MET) Stock

Shares of Large-cap finance company MetLife moved -2.5 this afternoon, and are now trading at $60.16 per share. On the other hand, the average analyst target price for the stock is $78.92.

MetLife, Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management services worldwide.

MetLife Investors Should Consider This:

  • MetLife has moved -7.0% over the last year.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.85. A number between 0 and 1 could mean that the market is undervaluing MetLife's estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.51

  • MetLife currently returns an annual dividend yield of 3.3%.

Understanding MetLife's Operating Margins

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Operating Expenses ($ k) Operating Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2023-02-23 69,898,000 4 -63.64
2022-02-18 71,080,000 11 10.0
2021-02-19 67,842,000 10 0.0
2020-02-21 69,620,000 10 11.11
2019-02-22 67,941,000 9 50.0
2018-03-01 62,308,000 6

Over the last 6 years, MetLife's operating margins have averaged 8.3%, which is similar to the 8.34% Life Insurance industry average. We also note that the company's operating margins have a high coefficient of variability at 32.8%. The firm's margins are declining at a -6.2% compounded yearly rate.

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