Seaspan (SSW) Analysts See $0.20 EPS; Metlife (MET) Shorts Raised By 0.14%

February 14, 2018 - By Matt Maslow

Metlife Incorporated (NYSE:MET) had an increase of 0.14% in short interest. MET’s SI was 12.45 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 0.14% from 12.44 million shares previously. With 3.68 million avg volume, 3 days are for Metlife Incorporated (NYSE:MET)’s short sellers to cover MET’s short positions. The stock increased 1.30% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $45.2. About 8.19M shares traded or 30.13% up from the average. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) to report $0.20 EPS on February, 27.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 4.76% from last quarter’s $0.21 EPS. SSW’s profit would be $24.74M giving it 8.79 P/E if the $0.20 EPS is correct. After having $0.18 EPS previously, Seaspan Corporation’s analysts see 11.11% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $7.03. About 548,330 shares traded. Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) has declined 64.89% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 81.59% the S&P500.




Among 11 analysts covering Seaspan (NYSE:SSW), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Seaspan had 16 analyst reports since September 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Wednesday, January 24. The rating was reinitiated by Jefferies on Monday, December 18 with “Buy”. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, November 20 report. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, May 2 by Citigroup. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Underweight” rating and $14 target in Friday, April 1 report. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, February 12 by Morgan Stanley. Citigroup downgraded Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) on Thursday, November 3 to “Sell” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, March 2 by JP Morgan. The stock of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, May 1 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Seaspan Corporation operates as an independent charter owner and manager of containerships in Hong Kong. The company has market cap of $869.46 million. The firm charters its containerships under long-term, fixed-rate time charters to various container liner companies. It has a 14.68 P/E ratio. As of May 26, 2017, it operated a fleet of 89 containerships.

Among 16 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. MetLife had 47 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Morgan Stanley. 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 Wells Fargo on Tuesday, October 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy”. On Monday, June 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, August 29 report. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research on Friday, December 9 to “Hold”. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 30. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, July 13.

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 $47.56 billion. It operates in six divisions: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; MetLife Holdings; and Brighthouse Financial. It currently has negative earnings. 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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