The Hedge Fund Epoch Investment Partners Inc Upped Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) Position by $51.14 Million

May 17, 2018 - By Eula Gilbert

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. It has change of 0.13, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. The ratio improved due to MET positioning: 45 sold and 330 reduced. 93 funds took holdings and 290 increased holdings. Investors holded 784.85 million in 2017Q3 but now own 782.94 million shares or 0.24% less. Foothills Asset holds 39,635 shs. Shoker Inv Counsel stated it has 4,808 shs. Credit Suisse Ag reported 2.26M shs. Guardian Life Of America stated it has 0.04% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Hudson Valley Inv Advsr Inc Adv, a New York-based fund reported 13,793 shs. Anchor Capital Advsrs Llc reported 405,676 shs stake. Millennium Llc holds 263,934 shs. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management holds 267,423 shs or 0.47% of its capital. Ballentine Prtnrs Lc reported 0.01% stake. Silvercrest Asset, New York-based fund reported 40,227 shs. Private Ocean Limited Liability Corp accumulated 16 shs. 751,171 are owned by Cambiar Limited Liability Corp. California-based Hanson Mcclain has invested 0% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Massachusetts Finance Ma holds 24.70 million shs. Philadelphia Tru owns 34,455 shs or 0.14% of their US capital.

In 2018Q1 Securities and Exchange regulatory filling was reported Epoch Investment Partners Inc’s stake in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) which was increased by 10.74%. 1.14 million shares were bought by Epoch Investment Partners Inc as Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) stock declined 10.38% with the market. In 2018Q1, Epoch Investment Partners Inc held 11.72M shares of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET), valued at $537.64 million, up from 10.58 million last quarter. $48.68B is the market cap of Metlife Inc. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.41 during the last trading session, hitting $47.89.Currently MetLife, Inc. is downtrending after 1.24% change in last May 17, 2017. MET has 3.78 million shares volume. MET underperformed by 12.79% the S&P 500.

Epoch Investment Partners Inc operates about $43.62B and $28.22B US longs. It decreased its stake in Vodafone Group Plc New (NASDAQ:VOD) by 452,153 shares to 1.24M shares, valued at $34.58 million in 2018Q1, according to the regulatory filling. Epoch Investment Partners Inc cut its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (NYSE:DUK) and reduced Ppl Corp (NYSE:PPL) position by 6.15M shares for a total of 7.23M shares.

Epoch Investment Partners Inc is a New York-based institutional investor with more than $43.62 billion AUM in January, 2015. Epoch Investment Partners Inc is the 100th largest institutional investor in our database. Taken from Epoch Investment Partners latest Adv, the fund reported to have 92 full and part-time employees. Among which 35 performing investment advisory and research functions. The institutional investor had more than 1800 clients.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Ratings Coverage

In total 9 analysts cover Metlife (NYSE:MET). “Buy” rating has 4, “Sell” are 0, while 5 are “Hold”. (NYSE:MET) has 44% bullish analysts. 13 are the (NYSE:MET)’s ratings reports on 17 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Thursday, February 15 the stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill. On Monday, March 26 the stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Hold” rating by Bank of America. On Thursday, April 5 Sandler O’Neill maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Outperform” rating given by Wells Fargo. On Thursday, March 15 the company was maintained by Wells Fargo. On Wednesday, February 14 Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MET in report with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Friday, March 2 the firm earned “Neutral” rating by UBS. On Friday, May 4 Deutsche Bank maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) with “Hold” rating. The company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, April 11. On Thursday, December 21 the stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.The firm is worth $48.68 billion. It operates in six divisions: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; MetLife Holdings; and Brighthouse Financial.The P/E ratio is 13.24. The firm offers life, dental, group short- and long-term disability, individual disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and critical illness insurance products; vision, and accident and health coverages, as well as prepaid legal plans; administrative services-only and private floating rate funding agreements; and account guaranteed, separate account guaranteed, and trust guaranteed interest contracts.

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