Strategy Asset Managers Lowered By $406,125 Its Metlife (MET) Holding; Two Sigma Securities Has Cut Netflix (NFLX) Stake

June 17, 2018 - By Gary Buckley

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Strategy Asset Managers Llc decreased Metlife Inc (MET) stake by 17.23% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Strategy Asset Managers Llc sold 9,025 shares as Metlife Inc (MET)’s stock rose 0.25%. The Strategy Asset Managers Llc holds 43,358 shares with $1.99 million value, down from 52,383 last quarter. Metlife Inc now has $47.08 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.98% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $46.31. About 13.66M shares traded or 147.64% up from the average. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 4.50% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.07% the S&P500. Some Historical MET News: ; 23/03/2018 – Sanford Heisler Sharp Wins Conditional Certification In $50 Million Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against MetLife For Overtim; 21/05/2018 – METLIFE, JOHN BUCK & GOLUB REPORT FACEBOOK LEASE OF PARK TOWER; 01/05/2018 – MetLife Financial Chief Hele to Depart, Succeeded by McCallion; 01/05/2018 – METLIFE SAYS JOHN HELE RETIRES AS CFO; SUCCEEDED BY MCCALLION; 02/05/2018 – CFO Moves: MetLife, Honeywell International, Lloyd’s of London; 12/04/2018 – CNO Financial Names Michael Milos Vice President of Sales and Distribution Strategy at Washington National; 30/04/2018 – MetLife Completes Merger of General American Life, Metropolitan Tower Life; 04/05/2018 – Moody’s withdraws General American Life’s Aa3 financial strength rating on merger into Metropolitan Tower Life; 01/05/2018 – MetLife Adds Exec VP, Head of Latin America Oscar Schmidt to Executive Group; 08/05/2018 – FEDEX CORP -TO RECOGNIZE ONE-TIME NON-CASH PENSION SETTLEMENT CHARGE, TO BE INCLUDED IN FY 2018 YEAR-END MARK-TO-MARKET PENSION ACCOUNTING ADJUSTMENTS

Two Sigma Securities Llc decreased Netflix Inc (NFLX) stake by 71.57% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Two Sigma Securities Llc sold 26,697 shares as Netflix Inc (NFLX)’s stock rose 19.42%. The Two Sigma Securities Llc holds 10,603 shares with $3.13 million value, down from 37,300 last quarter. Netflix Inc now has $170.39 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $391.98. About 12.57 million shares traded or 31.08% up from the average. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has risen 115.45% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.88% the S&P500. Some Historical NFLX News: ; 23/04/2018 – FACEBOOK, AMAZON, MICROSOFT, NETFLIX ADVANCE POST-MARKET; 16/04/2018 – NFLX: INVESTING MORE IN TECHNOLOGY FOR CONTENT PRODUCTION; 09/03/2018 – MacRumors: Obama Reportedly in Talks With Netflix to Produce Original Content, Apple Also Interested; 21/05/2018 – Barack and Michelle Obama sign multi-year deal with Netflix; 12/04/2018 – Spike Lee and Godard go to Cannes, but Netflix cans Orson Welles; 16/04/2018 – CMO Today: Martin Sorrell Resigns; Starbucks Apologizes For Customers’ Arrest; Comcast and Netflix Tie-Up; 10/04/2018 – NFLX, $VOD.GB, BELFB and 1 more: Amazon to partner with mobile operators to grow media services worldwide; 17/04/2018 – NETFLIX INC NFLX.O : CREDIT SUISSE RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $330 FROM $266; 16/04/2018 – Netflix added far more users than expected in the first quarter; 09/03/2018 – United Rentals and streaming giant Netflix are the second and third best-performing S&P 500 components since the end of the financial crisis, surging more than 5,500 percent each

More notable recent MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “MetLife: This 5.625% Preferred Stock Has Begun Trading On The NYSE” on June 09, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Lawsuit for Investors in NYSE: MET shares against MetLife announced by Shareholders Foundation” published on May 30, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “MetLife: A Well-Known Name At A Value Price” on June 12, 2018. More interesting news about MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Brighthouse Financial announces secondary stock offering” published on June 12, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Goldman’s Insurance Pair Trade: Prudential Financial Upgraded, Metlife Downgraded” with publication date: June 04, 2018.

Analysts await MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $1.18 EPS, down 9.23% or $0.12 from last year’s $1.3 per share. MET’s profit will be $1.20B for 9.81 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.36 actual EPS reported by MetLife, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.24% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.30, from 1.02 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 101 investors sold MET shares while 352 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 247 raised stakes. 766.37 million shares or 2.12% less from 782.94 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Schwerin Boyle Capital Mgmt reported 120,000 shares stake. Ironsides Asset Advsrs Lc reported 25,902 shares or 0.46% of all its holdings. Blume Capital Management Inc reported 127,676 shares. San Francisco Sentry Investment Gp (Ca) reported 1,194 shares. Dnb Asset Management As reported 102,939 shares. Laurion Mgmt Lp invested 0.11% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). 26,580 are owned by Beach Inv Counsel Pa. Menta Ltd Liability Corp invested in 5,700 shares. Charter Tru Commerce holds 0.03% or 5,622 shares in its portfolio. Jane Street Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 9,168 shares in its portfolio. Wealthfront Inc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Anchor Capital Advsrs Limited Liability Company reported 0.69% stake. First Manhattan invested in 0% or 1,999 shares. Omers Administration has 2.97M shares for 1.32% of their portfolio. Spf Beheer Bv owns 1.61 million shares or 3.11% of their US portfolio.

Among 19 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. MetLife had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, April 5, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Overweight” on Monday, March 26. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 27 by Sandler O’Neill. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 15 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Argus Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 4 report. Standpoint Research downgraded MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Friday, December 9 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, August 2.

More notable recent Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “No One Is Buying Netflix” on June 14, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Netflix (NFLX) to Bring Minecraft: Story Mode, But Says No to Gaming” published on June 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Citron Expects Netflix To Dip Back To The $340” on June 15, 2018. More interesting news about Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Apple Inc. Takes Aim At Hollywood With First Feature Film” published on June 15, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Goldman Sachs Raises Netflix Price Target To $490, Projects Positive Cash Flow By 2022” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 49 selling transactions for $196.45 million activity. The insider HASTINGS REED sold $28.37M. $466,882 worth of stock was sold by WELLS DAVID B on Wednesday, May 9. Another trade for 2,743 shares valued at $563,938 was made by FRIEDLAND JONATHAN on Wednesday, January 3. KILGORE LESLIE J also sold $175,329 worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Thursday, January 4. On Thursday, May 24 Peters Gregory K sold $2.50M worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) or 7,133 shares. 700 shares were sold by BARTON RICHARD N, worth $231,350 on Thursday, May 10. On Thursday, May 10 the insider HALEY TIMOTHY M sold $3.97 million.

Among 58 analysts covering Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), 39 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Netflix had 263 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. J.P. Morgan maintained the shares of NFLX in report on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Topeka Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 18 by SunTrust. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 10 by Loop Capital. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $165.0 target in Monday, August 21 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Loop Capital. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Bank of America. Raymond James maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) rating on Tuesday, July 18. Raymond James has “Buy” rating and $20500 target. UBS maintained the shares of NFLX in report on Tuesday, January 23 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.08, from 1.31 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 47 investors sold NFLX shares while 310 reduced holdings. 156 funds opened positions while 283 raised stakes. 329.43 million shares or 4.36% less from 344.43 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Signalpoint Asset Ltd Liability Company accumulated 1,900 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Denver Advsr Lc stated it has 854 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. British Columbia Mgmt has 266,835 shares for 0.6% of their portfolio. The Michigan-based Greenleaf Tru has invested 0.02% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Pnc Financial Group has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). 1,861 are held by Guardian Cap Limited Partnership. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt has invested 0.22% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Vident Invest Advisory Limited Liability Company owns 5,704 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Jericho Asset Mgmt LP has 205,000 shares for 3.31% of their portfolio. Montag A & Associates invested in 994 shares or 0.03% of the stock. North Star Investment Management invested 0.02% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 0.32% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Tpg Group (Sbs) Advsrs holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for 20,411 shares. Wade G W & has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Wellington Management Group Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX).

Two Sigma Securities Llc increased Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) stake by 50,584 shares to 53,284 valued at $8.62 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Steel Dynamics Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:STLD) stake by 8,500 shares and now owns 24,900 shares. Hormel Foods Corp (Call) (NYSE:HRL) was raised too.

Analysts await Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to report earnings on July, 16. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 433.33% or $0.65 from last year’s $0.15 per share. NFLX’s profit will be $347.75M for 122.49 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Netflix, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

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