NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Metlife (NYSE: MET) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 97.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 16.8 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.60 (+3.7%) at $45 as of 3:11 p.m. ET.

Metlife has a market cap of $45.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, employee benefits, and financial services in the United States, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and India. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 21.5.

TheStreet Ratings rates Metlife as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. You can view the full Metlife Ratings Report.

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