MetLife, Inc. (MET) Analysts See $1.17 EPS; Blackrock Corporate High Yield Fund III (HYT) Has 1.6 Sentiment

April 23, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Blackrock Corporate High Yield Fund III Inc (HYT) investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.34, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 56 funds increased and opened new positions, while 35 trimmed and sold equity positions in Blackrock Corporate High Yield Fund III Inc. The funds in our database now hold: 34.34 million shares, up from 34.22 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Blackrock Corporate High Yield Fund III Inc in top ten positions increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 9 Reduced: 26 Increased: 32 New Position: 24.

Analysts expect MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) to report $1.17 EPS on May, 2 after the close.They anticipate $0.29 EPS change or 19.86% from last quarter’s $1.46 EPS. MET’s profit would be $1.21 billion giving it 10.15 P/E if the $1.17 EPS is correct. After having $1.11 EPS previously, MetLife, Inc.’s analysts see 5.41% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $47.49. About 4.38M shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has declined 1.24% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.79% the S&P500.

Oak Hill Advisors Lp holds 53.86% of its portfolio in BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. for 5.82 million shares. Arlington Capital Management Inc. owns 365,938 shares or 2.98% of their US portfolio. Moreover, New Vernon Investment Management Llc has 2.53% invested in the company for 221,638 shares. The Illinois-based Rivernorth Capital Management Llc has invested 2.46% in the stock. Focused Wealth Management Inc, a New York-based fund reported 529,941 shares.

The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $10.6. About 196,581 shares traded. BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. (HYT) has declined 2.50% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.05% the S&P500.

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The company has market cap of $49.23 billion. It operates in six divisions: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; MetLife Holdings; and Brighthouse Financial. It has a 13.13 P/E ratio. The firm offers life, dental, group short- and long-term disability, individual disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and critical illness insurance products; vision, and accident and health coverages, as well as prepaid legal plans; administrative services-only and private floating rate funding agreements; and account guaranteed, separate account guaranteed, and trust guaranteed interest contracts.

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