The ex-dividend date for MetLife (NYSE:MET) is Monday, February 4, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $37.76 as of 9:31 a.m., the dividend yield is 2%.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for MetLife (NYSE: MET) is Monday, February 4, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $37.76 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%. The average volume for MetLife has been 10 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MetLife has a market cap of $40.64 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, 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 reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full MetLife Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.