Red Hot Stocks: Buy, Sell, or Hold? – MetLife, Inc. (MET), The Mosaic Company (MOS)

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) recent rally took place on significantly less volume which dipped to nearly 4.12 million contracts on 04-Dec-17 versus its daily average of 4.43 million. The first sale was made at $54.29 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 0.02%. It was last traded at $53.62 apiece.

MetLife, Inc. (MET): Outperform Candidate With 5.05% Upside Potential

MetLife, Inc. is maintained at an average outperform rating by 16 stock analysts, and there are at least 1.39% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went down by -3.79% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 11.65%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 9 of analysts who cover MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $56.33 price target on MetLife, Inc., pointing towards a 5.05% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -4.1% less than its 52-week high.

MetLife, Inc. Reports -9.4% Sales Growth

MetLife, Inc. (MET) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $0.9 as it actually earned $1.09 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -9.4% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $15.75 billion.

MET Adds 4.38% In A Week

This company shares (MET) so far managed to recover 21.38% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 2.42% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 1.62%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 1.97% and sits 1.62% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 4.38% gains and is up by 10.09% compared with its 200-day moving average of $49.55. Also, MetLife, Inc. (MET) needs to expand a 8.1% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) Consensus Call At 2.8

As regular trading ended, The Mosaic Company (MOS) stock brought in a -$0.58 drop to $23.7. The day started at a price of $24.39 but then traded as high as $24.5492 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2.8. The Mosaic Company is given 3 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 12 holds. The company shares sank -31.02% from their peak of $34.36 and now has a $8.35 billion market value of equity.

The Mosaic Company Could Grow 7.43% More

MOS’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale presents no change from 2.79 thirty days ago to 2.79 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see The Mosaic Company (MOS) price hitting a mean target of $25.46 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 7.43% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 39.24% compared to the most bullish target.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) Returns -19.2% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 4.93 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 4.33 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 2.29% which for the month reaches 2.76%. The Mosaic Company dipped to as low as $23.64 throughout the day and has returned -19.2% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $19.23 but has recovered 23.24% since then.