Analyst Observation On 2 Stocks: MetLife, Inc. (MET), Jones Energy, Inc. (JONE)

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) was less active in the last trading session as around 3.58 million shares exchanged hands on Wall Street, representing a decrease from its normal capacity of 4.24 million shares. A 0.87% change after the initial price of $53.28, sent the closing price to $53.49.

MetLife, Inc. (MET) Analyst Opinion

MetLife, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 17 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 1.34% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -0.28% last month and is up 5.8 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 9 of analysts who cover MET having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $56.29 price target on MetLife, Inc., suggesting a 5.23% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -4.33% below its 52-week high.

MetLife, Inc. Earnings Surprise

MetLife, Inc. (MET) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.09 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.9. Its revenue totaled $15.75 billion down -9.4% from the previous quarter.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Intraday View

This stock (MET) is ahead of its 52-week low with 21.09%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.54% which for the week stands at 1.49%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 3.96% and stays 2.14% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 4.15% gains and now is up 8.53% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $50.64. MetLife, Inc. (MET) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 10.28%.

Turning to Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE), its shares were trading at $1.24 a gain of $0.04, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $1.2, touched a high of $1.29 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.8. Jones Energy, Inc. has 1 buy ratings, 3 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -73.82% from its high of $4.74 to a $122.65 million market value through last close.

Jones Energy, Inc. (JONE) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale improved from 2.5 to 2.75 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $1.83 a share. The target implies a 47.58% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 222.58% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.55 million shares versus an average volume of 1.33 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 6.58% which for the week approaches 9.36%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $1.18 and compares with the $0.73 52-week low. The stock recovered 69.17% since its low point and has performed 12.73% year-to-date.

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