NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for MetLife Inc (NYSE: MET) is Monday, November 7, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 74 cents per share. At a price of $34.40 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for MetLife has been 13.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MetLife has a market cap of $36.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 22.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs primarily in the United States, Japan, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 6.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates MetLife as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full MetLife Ratings Report.

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