MetLife, Inc. ( MET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MET stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $50.53, the dividend yield is 2.18%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MET was $50.53, representing a -2.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.65 and a 65.4% increase over the 52 week low of $30.55.
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 $.47. Zacks Investment Research reports MET's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.23%, compared to an industry average of 14.3%.
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 U.S. Insurance ETF ( IAK )
- PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI )
- First Trust Mega Cap Alphadex Fund ( FMK )
- PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI )
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an increase of 24.03% over the last 100 days. IAK has the highest percent weighting of MET at 9.37%.
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