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MET

MetLife

$52.26

-0.55 (-1.04%)

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MetLife call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in MetLife with 6,800 calls trading, 3x expected, and implied vol increasing almost 2 points to 19.98%. Dec-17 52.5 calls and Nov-17 52.5 puts are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 7,600 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.65. Earnings are expected on January 31st.

MET MetLife
$52.26

-0.55 (-1.04%)

10/17/17
SBSH
10/17/17
UPGRADE
Target $123
SBSH
Buy
Prudential upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Suneet Kamath upgraded Prudential (PRU) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $123 from $110. The analyst also reiterates a Sell rating on MetLife (MET) with an unchanged price target of $47. Prudential's current valuation does not give the company enough credit for the quality of its business mix, Kamath tells investors in a research note. He believes the shares are attractive post the year-to-date underperformance. The analyst also thinks investors will be underwhelmed by Metlife's earnings growth and return on equity post the Brighthouse Financial (BHF) separation.
10/18/17
GSCO
10/18/17
INITIATION
Target $61
GSCO
Conviction Buy
MetLife initiated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Alex Scott started MetLife with a Conviction Buy and $61 price target while initiating coverage of the life insurance industry with a Neutral coverage view. The company's expense initiative will drive annual return on equity improvement for the next few years and the spinoff of Brighthouse will create a more stable earnings stream and book value, the analyst contends.
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SDLR
11/10/17
DOWNGRADE
SDLR
Hold
MetLife downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. MetLife (MET) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill. 2. Johnson Controls (JCI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Vertical Research with analyst Jeffery Sprague telling investors shares are "stuck in Purgatory." 3. Trovagene (TROV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim with analyst Jason Kolbert saying Trovagene needs to raise capital in order to gain a stronger position to transition to a therapeutics company focused on PCM-075. 4. Esterline (ESL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton and to Hold from Buy at SunTrust. 5. Marathon Oil (MRO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Robert Morris citing valuation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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