Why MetLife Will Outperform in 2013


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, life insurer MetLife has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MetLife and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

MetLife facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1863)

Market Cap

$38.4 billion


Life and health insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$67.8 billion


Chairman/CEO Steven Kandarian
CFO John Hele

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$43.6 billion / $68.4 billion

Dividend Yield



American International Group Prudential Financial

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 90% of the 836 members who have rated MetLife believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

About a month ago, one of those Fools, RGilbs06, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

MetLife is divesting in operations that hold them vulnerable to interest rates, and emerging as a fee based business that is specializing more and more in insurance and annuities. They have insurance projects in the making with [Wal-Mart ]. And given the drastic drop in price over the last few years, a good opportunity is presenting itself in this evolving firm.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of American International Group and has the following options: long JAN 2014 $25.00 calls on American International Group. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend American International Group. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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