Old Republic International Trimmed Metlife (MET) Holding; BP PLC (BPAQF) SI Increased By 197.01%

February 16, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Old Republic International Corp decreased Metlife Inc (MET) stake by 19.92% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Old Republic International Corp sold 116,000 shares as Metlife Inc (MET)’s stock declined 4.70%. The Old Republic International Corp holds 466,400 shares with $24.23 million value, down from 582,400 last quarter. Metlife Inc now has $48.74B valuation. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $46.73. About 7.15M shares traded or 10.83% up from the average. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.




BP PLC (OTCMKTS:BPAQF) had an increase of 197.01% in short interest. BPAQF’s SI was 10.59M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 197.01% from 3.57 million shares previously. With 6,700 avg volume, 1581 days are for BP PLC (OTCMKTS:BPAQF)’s short sellers to cover BPAQF’s short positions. The stock decreased 2.41% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $6.49. About shares traded. BP p.l.c. (OTCMKTS:BPAQF) has 0.00% since February 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. MetLife had 49 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, November 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold”. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, November 3. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 9 by Standpoint Research. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, January 30. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, July 10. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, October 10 by FBR Capital. The rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Friday, September 23. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 5. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Monday, July 24.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 61 investors sold MET shares while 336 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 289 raised stakes. 784.85 million shares or 1.65% more from 772.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cumberland Partners Limited has invested 2.02% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Wells Fargo And Mn, California-based fund reported 6.33M shares. Comerica Incorporated holds 0.04% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) or 4,889 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund has invested 0.24% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). 1.49 million were reported by Principal Financial Gp. Boys Arnold & Co reported 0.16% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Whittier Tru has 72,167 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Northwest Inv Counselors Limited Liability Corporation holds 243 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Hartford Invest Mgmt stated it has 235,141 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Brick Kyle Assoc has 8,349 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Carroll Fincl Associates accumulated 0.02% or 2,879 shares. King Luther Mgmt owns 0.19% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 428,393 shares. Etrade Mngmt Ltd invested 0.06% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Schwerin Boyle Management stated it has 0.7% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). The New York-based Community Bankshares Na has invested 0.01% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET).

BP p.l.c. operates as an integrated gas and oil firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $121.33 billion. It operates through three divisions: Upstream, Downstream, and Rosneft. It has a 37.95 P/E ratio. The Upstream segment engages in the oil and natural gas exploration, field development, and production; midstream transportation, storage, and processing; and marketing and trading of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas , and power and natural gas liquids (NGLs).

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