MetLife, Inc. ( MET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 05, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 13, 2016. Shareholders who purchased MET prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.67% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $44.79, the dividend yield is 3.57%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MET was $44.79, representing a -23.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.23 and a 27.97% increase over the 52 week low of $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 $4.55. Zacks Investment Research reports MET's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 17.33%, compared to an industry average of 2.6%.
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 )
- KBW Insurance Portfolio (KBWI)
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
- iShares FactorSelect MSCI USA ETF ( LRGF )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RPV with an increase of 2.06% over the last 100 days. IAK has the highest percent weighting of MET at 8.6%.
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