MetLife, Inc. (MET) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 07, 2014

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MetLife, Inc. ( MET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 07, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 13, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MET stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 27.27% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $51.53, the dividend yield is 2.72%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MET was $51.53, representing a -5.97% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.80 and a 27.71% increase over the 52 week low of $40.35.

MET is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as China Life Insurance Company Limited ( LFC ) and Prudential Public Limited Company ( PUK ). MET's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.18. Zacks Investment Research reports MET's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as .38%, compared to an industry average of 1.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MET Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to MET through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MET as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares U.S. Insurance ETF ( IAK )
  • PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI )
  • PowerShares Financial Preferred ( PGF )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Financial ( XLF )
  • Vanguard Financials ETF ( VFH ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PGF with an increase of 5.81% over the last 100 days. IAK has the highest percent weighting of MET at 9.73%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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