MetLife, Inc. (MET) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 07, 2013

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MetLife, Inc. ( MET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MET stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 48.65% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $40.48, the dividend yield is 2.72%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MET was $40.48, representing a -1.77% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.21 and a 46.67% increase over the 52 week low of $27.60.

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 $2.16. Zacks Investment Research reports MET's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 1.45%, compared to an industry average of 6.8%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MET Dividend History page.

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Insurance Index Fund ( IAK )
  • PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI )
  • RevenueShares Financials Sector ( RWW )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Insurance Portfolio (PIC)
  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an increase of 26.65% over the last 100 days. IAK has the highest percent weighting of MET at 8.49%.



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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Referenced Stocks: IAK , KBWI , KIE , LFC , MET , PUK , RWW

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