MetLife Inc Stock Hold Recommendation Reiterated (MET)
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- Net operating cash flow has increased to $3,186.00 million or 41.78% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 10.86%.
- Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
- Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. When compared to other companies in the Insurance industry and the overall market, METLIFE INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- The gross profit margin for METLIFE INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 8.10%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -5.78% is significantly below that of the industry average.
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