In order to predict future stock performance, Wall Street analysts look at volume trends and price movements. Recent price fluctuations for shares of MetLife Inc (NYSE:MET) have got the investing community taking a second look.
Scoping out Technical Indicators for MetLife Inc (MET)
Hourly moving averages for MET indicate a Strong Sell, while hourly technical indicators suggest a Strong Sell.
To forecast which direction a stock’s price is moving, analysts usually consider technical indicators. These values are the result of formulas being applied to pricing data over a specified time period. One of these technical indicators is the Relative Strength Index (RSI), which currently stands at 40.814 for MetLife Inc over the last 14 days – indicating a Sell. Meanwhile, the price rate of change (ROC) is currently -0.725, indicating a Sell.
The 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) for company is -119.2800, indicating a Sell. The 14-day Average Directional Index (ADX), which measures the strength of a trend, is at 31.783 – indicating a Sell.
The Stochastic (9,6) value for MET is 26.498, signaling that the stock is currently Sell. The Stochastic RSI (14) is currently at 43.153, indicating that stock is Sell.
Similarly, the Williams %R Value, for this stock stands at -80.556 – suggesting that the shares are Oversold. The Ultimate Oscillator value for this stock is currently 43.905, indicating that it has become Sell.
At the same time, the volatility-measuring Average True Range (ATR) for this stock is 0.2100, suggesting Less Volatility.
MetLife Inc (MET) Valuation Ratios and Profitability
Wall Street experts take a number of valuation ratios into consideration when they evaluate a potential stock, then compare the ratios against the industry-wide numbers. The Price to Sales ratio, for example, is 0.91 for MetLife Inc (NYSE:MET), while the industry Price to Sales ratio is currently 0.95. The Price to Book ratio for this stock is 0.94, compared to the industry Price to Book ratio of 1.09. Meanwhile, the Price to Tangible Book ratio for this stock stands at 1.13, compared to 1.33 for the industry.
Understanding Per Share Data and Efficiency
This publicly-traded company’s Revenue/Share ratio is 53.91, compared to 45.8 for the industry overall. Similarly, this stock’s Cash/Share ratio currently stands at 12.35, while the industry’s as a whole is 11.86.
The industry-wide Asset Turnover is 0.12, while that of MetLife Inc (NYSE:MET) is currently 0.07.