2. As of noon trading, MetLife ( MET) is down $0.26 (-0.8%) to $32.87 on light volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of MetLife exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.71-$33.12 after having opened the day at $32.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.13.

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs in the United States, Japan, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. MetLife has a market cap of $36.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate MetLife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MetLife as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full MetLife Ratings Report now.

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