MET : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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.
  2. MetLife Beats EPS Estimates - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    MetLife Inc. (MET) reported fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share (EPS) of $1.25, modestly beating both the Zacks ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Insurance Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    January 22, 2013
    The U.S. insurance industry entered 2013 facing the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in billions of insured losses. ...
  5. Insurance Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Industry Outlook

    January 22, 2013
    The U.S. insurance industry entered 2013 facing the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in billions of insured losses. ...
  6. PREI Strengthens Marketing Team - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Prudential Real Estate Investors, the estate investment management and advisory unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) ...
  7. Foreclosure Mess Finally Resolved - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Homeowners whose properties were wrongly foreclosed as well as the entire housing sector can now breathe a sigh of relief. ...
  8. AIG Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    We have affirmed our Neutral recommendation on American International Group Inc. (AIG) following its modest operating performance ...
  9. MetLife Mulls $2B Deal with BBVA - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    Last week, Bloomberg reported that MetLife Inc. (MET) intends to purchase the pension-management wing of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya ...
  10. MEMC Unit's Projects Find Takers - Analyst Blog

    December 3, 2012
    The semiconductor and solar technology provider MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR) recently announced that its subsidiary ...
  11. PRU Lags Ests., Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    November 8, 2012
    Prudential Financial Inc.'s (PRU) core operating earnings for the third quarter of 2012 came in at $1.53 per share, much ...
  12. JPMorgan to Buy Mortgage Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    November 6, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A - a wing of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) - is all set to acquire $70 billion worth of mortgage-servicing ...
  13. AIG Posts a Solid 3Q - Analyst Blog

    November 5, 2012
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) reported third-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of $1.00, significantly ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Genworth Maintained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    October 10, 2012
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW). Better performances at the segments are dwarfed ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. MetLife and More Big Movers in Financial on September 24, 2012

    September 24, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.7%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2%; and the Dow is down 0.2%. ...
  18. AFG Issues Notes Worth $125M - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    In order to refinance an earlier debt, American Financial Group Inc. (AFG), has issued notes worth $125 million. The notes ...
  19. Reiterating AIG at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    We have maintained our Neutral recommendation on American International Group Inc. (AIG) following its modest operating performance ...
  20. StanCorp Financial Stays Underperform - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    We retain our Underperform recommendation on StanCorp Financial Group Inc. (SFG), following disappointing second quarter ...
  21. MetLife Vends $750M Notes - Analyst Blog

    August 10, 2012
    Recently, Reuters reported that MetLife Inc. (MET) has vended senior unsecured notes worth $750 million. The notes bear an ...
  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 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves

    August 2, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.8%; and the Dow is down ...
  24. Genworth EPS Lags, Beats Top line - Analyst Blog

    August 1, 2012
    Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) reported second quarter 2012 operating income of 16 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus ...
  25. AIG Slams Fed with Tax Overpayment - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    Last week, American International Group Inc. (AIG) sued the US Federal Reserve regarding net overpaid taxes and interests ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  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. BofA to Sell MSRs to Nationstar - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    In an effort to scale down its non-core operations and further strengthen the balance sheet, Bank of America Corporation ...
  33. AIG Beats on Improved Operations - Analyst Blog

    May 4, 2012
    AIG Beats on Improved Operations - Analyst Blog
  34. Prudential Misses EPS, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

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

    March 21, 2012
    Torchmark isn't getting much benefit of the doubt.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  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. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For February 9

    February 8, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for February 9 that you should ...
  41. 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.
  42. Earn Huge Dividends with Preferred Stock ETFs

    January 5, 2011
    If you are looking for huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  43. 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 activity ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  46. 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.
  47. Prudential On The Mend

    August 9, 2010
    Prudential's stock is still stuck below book value, and could be a good entry point for investors.
  48. Primerica Not That Independent

    August 5, 2010
    Primerica’s fortunes still remain closely tied to its former parent.
  49. The Best Large Cap Stocks In March 2010

    April 7, 2010
    The best performing large capitalization stocks in March 2010 were a varied lot, find out who made the list.
  50. March's Best Mid Cap Stocks

    April 6, 2010
    Stocks that provided an optimistic outlook for 2010 and beyond got a boost from investors in March.
  51. Life Insurers Fail To Make The Grade

    February 18, 2010
    Earnings misses have dampened hopes for any near-term price gains in this space.
  52. Commercial Real Estate Rears Its Ugly Head Again

    December 2, 2009
    The market is full of warning about the perils of the deteriorating commercial real estate market in the U.S. and other areas.
  53. Make Money From Long-Term Care Insurance

    May 20, 2009
    Paying for care is not cheap and its only going to become a bigger issue as boomers age.
  54. 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.
  55. Insurance Stalls On Earnings

    April 22, 2009
    Progressive Corp. and other insurers have been experiencing flat earnings. Find out if the insurance industry is still healthy.
  56. 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.
  57. Five Low P/E Bargains For July 15

    July 15, 2008
    Stocks with low price-to-earnings ratios tend to beat the market. This week features Archer Daniels Midland and insurer Metlife.
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