$0.54 EPS Expected for Gibraltar Industries (ROCK); Metlife (MET) SI Increased By 71.67%

October 12, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Metlife Incorporated (NYSE:MET) had an increase of 71.67% in short interest. MET’s SI was 15.34M shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 71.67% from 8.94M shares previously. With 5.76 million avg volume, 3 days are for Metlife Incorporated (NYSE:MET)’s short sellers to cover MET’s short positions. About 492,481 shares traded. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ:ROCK) to report $0.54 EPS on October, 26.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.82% from last quarter’s $0.55 EPS. ROCK’s profit would be $17.02M giving it 14.84 P/E if the $0.54 EPS is correct. After having $0.43 EPS previously, Gibraltar Industries Inc’s analysts see 25.58% EPS growth. About 15,852 shares traded. Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ:ROCK) has risen 13.48% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.22% the S&P500.

MetLife, Inc. is a provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. The company has market cap of $56.24 billion. The Company’s divisions include U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa ; MetLife Holdings, and Corporate & Other. It has a 544.74 P/E ratio. The Company’s U.S. segment is organized into Group Benefits, Retirement and Income Solutions and Property & Casualty businesses.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 65 investors sold Metlife Inc shares while 349 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes. 772.09 million shares or 1.67% less from 785.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt System has invested 0.07% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Exane Derivatives holds 0% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 4,167 shares. United Fire Grp holds 1,800 shares. 477,088 are held by Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp. Bridgewater Assocs Lp owns 9,916 shares. Retail Bank Of Ny Mellon invested in 0.2% or 12.67 million shares. Signaturefd Lc invested in 0.03% or 3,995 shares. Security Natl Trust holds 12,635 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. The Illinois-based Private Savings Bank Trust has invested 0.11% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Schwab Charles Management Inc, California-based fund reported 3.56M shares. Mraz Amerine & Associates Incorporated holds 11,909 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Mufg Americas Hldgs has 0.01% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 8,099 shares. Breton Hill reported 12,400 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. 296,600 are owned by Virginia Retirement System Et Al. Principal Gp holds 1.56M shares.

Among 15 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. MetLife had 39 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research upgraded Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) on Thursday, January 14 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 19 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Raymond James. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 24 by J.P. Morgan. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Wells Fargo. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of MET in report on Friday, October 7 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 9. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Friday, May 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.34, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 43 investors sold Gibraltar Industries Inc shares while 54 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 31.60 million shares or 0.35% less from 31.72 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Tiaa Cref Ltd Com owns 120,708 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio holds 463 shares. Cna Fincl owns 21,089 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Ubs Asset Americas holds 5,868 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Robotti Robert stated it has 105,408 shares. Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Corp stated it has 38,081 shares. Aberdeen Asset Mngmt Public Lc Uk has 0.21% invested in Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ:ROCK) for 1.74 million shares. Gabelli Funds Lc invested 0.01% in Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ:ROCK). Riverhead Mngmt Limited Liability Co invested in 0% or 2,463 shares. 1.22 million are held by Northern Trust. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt accumulated 0.01% or 153,262 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership has invested 0.04% in Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ:ROCK). Alpine Woods Invsts Limited Com accumulated 12,924 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.01% in Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ:ROCK). Advisory Ser Net Lc owns 29 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Gibraltar Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of building products for industrial, transportation infrastructure, residential housing, renewable energy and resource conservation markets. The company has market cap of $1.01 billion. The Company’s divisions include Residential Products; Industrial and Infrastructure Products, and Renewable Energy and Conservation. It has a 44.62 P/E ratio. The Residential Products segment services residential housing construction and residential repair and remodeling activity with products including roof and foundation ventilation products, rain dispersion products and roof ventilation accessories.

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