MET : Analysis & Opinions

  1. MetLife Sues FSOC over SIFI Tag, Okay with Stricter Laws - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    MetLife Inc. (MET) is suing the regulatory body for imposing systemically important financial institution (SIFI) label on ...
  2. MetLife's Capital Strong, Stringent Regulations a Hitch - Analyst ...

    January 9, 2015
    On Jan 9, we issued an updated research report on MetLife Inc. (MET), citing its opportunities and challenges.
  3. MetLife Inc. (MET): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 9, 2015
    MetLife's leading brand is cushioned by diversified business mix and strong capital position, as reflected by healthy ratings, ...
  4. World's Top 10 Insurance Companies

    January 7, 2015
    This is a list of the world's ten insurance companies with the largest revenues.
  5. Assurant (AIZ) Crafts a 52-Week on a Slew of Positives - Analyst ...

    December 30, 2014
    On Dec 29, 2014, shares of Assurant Inc. (AIZ) scaled a new 52-week high of $69.88 following a series of encouraging news ...
  6. MetLife Tagged as SIFI: What it Means for Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    MetLife Inc. (MET) has finally been acknowledged as a non-bank systemically important financial institution (SIFI).
  7. Will Metlife Stock Gain on Pension Buyout Deal with TRW? - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    A leading provider of insurance and financial services to a broad spectrum of individual and institutional customers, MetLife, ...
  8. Guidance On Pairing Annuities, Target Date Funds

    December 11, 2014
    The Treasury and the IRS have issued new guidance on pairing annuities with target date funds. Here's a look.
  9. How To Invest In Insurance Companies

    December 9, 2014
    Knowing the special circumstances that insurance companies operate under helps in evaluating whether or not a listed insurance ...
  10. Want To Sell Life Insurance? Read This First

    September 18, 2014
    Looking for a career that offers big financial upside and the lure of self-employment? Insurance sales could well be for ...
  11. Analyzing Investments With Solvency Ratios

    September 13, 2014
    Solvency ratios are extremely useful in helping analyze a firm’s ability to meet its long-term obligations; but like most ...
  12. How To Value An Insurance Company

    August 28, 2013
    In the insurance space, accurate predictions of metrics such as ROE are important, and paying a low P/B can help put the ...
  13. Genworth Looking At A Lot Of Heavy Lifting

    July 8, 2013
    Genworth is looking at serious pressure from competition, weakening pricing, and worsening claims severity.
  14. Even Near A 52-Week High, MetLife Seems Undervalued

    June 14, 2013
    MetLife has rebounded nicely, but should outperform as rates move up again.
  15. Steady Progress And Unappreciated Value At MetLife

    February 18, 2013
    MetLife is still making steady improvements, but the stock doesn't reflect it.
  16. Fitch Avows MetLife's Debt - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    On Tuesday, Fitch Ratings affirmed all the debt and credit ratings of MetLife Inc. (MET) and its operating subsidiaries, ...
  17. Sun Life Expands ASEAN Footprint - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    In an effort to expand its international operations, the Canadian life insurer Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) has announced ...
  18. MET Wary of 2013, Shelves Buyback - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Yesterday, MetLife Inc. (MET) announced its projected operating earnings growth to falter in 2013 on an annual basis, which ...
  19. MetLife's Guidance Reflects A Wider Problem

    December 14, 2012
    MetLife's guidance highlights some of the risks of low interest rates.
  20. Why Wal-Mart's Stock is Now Cheaper (and Safer) than its Bonds

    October 19, 2012
    In the corporate headquarters of retail giant Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), April 21 was a day of utter fear. That's when The New ...
  21. PRU Buys Hartford's Life Insurance - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    Recently, Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) has announced that it will acquire Individual Life Insurance business of The Hartford ...
  22. AIG Profit Rockets in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) reported second-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of $1.06, outshining the ...
  23. MetLife Keeps On Keeping On

    August 3, 2012
    Despite some regulatory challenges, MetLife seems too cheap to ignore today.
  24. SunEdison Sells Solar Plant - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    The semiconductor and solar technology provider MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR) recently announced that its subsidiary ...
  25. AIG to Divest Runoff Businesses - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Going along with its asset-divestment strategy, American International Group Inc. (AIG) has agreed to vend two of its sub-units ...
  26. Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    June 27, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  27. ING - The Destination Is Known, But The Path Is Murky At Best

    June 23, 2012
    ING is probably worth more, but the unknowns weigh heavily. The capital that ING can reap from its divestitures will have ...
  28. Allianz In Relatively Good Shape

    June 22, 2012
    Allianz is stuck with low investment returns, but the company is one of the strongest in the sector and is doing relatively ...
  29. Aviva In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

    June 21, 2012
    Aviva was forced to sell assets and raise capital at a time when its assets carry tough values and share capital costs dearly. ...
  30. Hartford's Transformation Is A Multi-Year Proposition

    June 18, 2012
    Hartford is exiting life insurance, but retirement and annuities should both improve and stabilize returns over the long ...
  31. When Will Genworth's Turnaround Come?

    June 15, 2012
    Genworth is still struggling to find its way after the U.S. housing debacle.
  32. Prudential Misses EPS, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Prudential Misses EPS, Revs Up - Analyst Blog
  33. Can Torchmark Be What It Used To Be?

    March 21, 2012
    Torchmark isn't getting much benefit of the doubt.
  34. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    March 19, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  35. MetLife Seems Seriously Underestimated

    February 16, 2012
    MetLife gets little credit for its quality.
  36. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    February 13, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  37. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  38. Need an Annuity? Take the PILL Test

    November 30, 2011
    Most people who own annuities don’t really know what they own, and why they own it…other than the fact that their trusted ...
  39. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    April 14, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  40. 6 Stocks With Low P/Es

    January 13, 2011
    Stocks with low P/E ratios tend to, on average, outperform the market average. Here are six low P/E stocks worth a look.
  41. Looking Back At M&A In 2010

    December 27, 2010
    Thanks to record low interest rates, an easier corporate lending environment and corporate cash coffers swelling, M&A ...
  42. Top Institutional Buys

    December 21, 2010
    Looking at a list of top institutional buys is a great stock screen - not a buy list. Let's look closer at these top institutional ...
  43. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  44. Winners And Losers In Long-Term Care Insurance

    October 20, 2010
    Baby boomers start turning 65 in 2011, so it's time to look at how to play long-term care insurance.
  45. Primerica Not That Independent

    August 5, 2010
    Primerica’s fortunes still remain closely tied to its former parent.
  46. MetLife Nearly Thawed From Credit Crisis

    August 3, 2010
    MetLife's top-line and profit growth potential will improve markedly with ALICO.
  47. Arch Capital - A Weak Market Will Take Its Toll Eventually

    July 28, 2010
    Arch Capital continues to manage a soft rate cycle, but eventually it will constrain the company's ability to grow.
  48. MetLife's Improving Investment Outlook

    February 4, 2010
    MetLife should continue to see its fortunes improve as losses subside and demographics point to an aging population.
  49. Finding Shelter In Annuities

    August 19, 2009
    Investors can take not of insurer who also offer a safe harbor for insurers after bouts of market volatility.
  50. The TARP Big Boys Start The Payback

    May 13, 2009
    Tarp funds have been a controversial component of the government bailouot, but which banks actually want it.
  51. The Dreaded DAC Charge Hits Life Insurers

    October 15, 2008
    Deferred acquisition costs will begin to infect life insurer balance sheets. Learn who's in line to feel the pain.
  52. Is AIG DOA?

    August 27, 2008
    AIG was once the buy-and-forget champion of the insurance sector. Now the question is whether it can survive.
  53. PEGY With A Value Twist

    July 2, 2008
    Add a margin of safety to your PEG calculations by using price/sales and dividend yield. We'll look at a ten-stock portfolio.
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