MetLife, Inc. ( MET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 03, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.42 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 13, 2018. Shareholders who purchased MET prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $45.62, the dividend yield is 3.68%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MET was $45.62, representing a -18.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.91 and a 5.87% increase over the 52 week low of $43.09.
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 $3.91. Zacks Investment Research reports MET's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 12.6%, compared to an industry average of 21.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MET through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MET as a top-10 holding:
- iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF ( ENZL )
- Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Financial ETF ( RYF )
- The Long-Term Care ETF ( OLD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is OLD with an increase of 17.89% over the last 100 days. ENZL has the highest percent weighting of MET at 1.61%.