The Insider Steven Goulart Sold 10292 shares of MetLife, Inc. (MET); Shorts at Alcoa (AA) Lowered By 11.89%

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Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) had a decrease of 11.89% in short interest. AA’s SI was 6.07M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 11.89% from 6.88 million shares previously. With 2.98 million avg volume, 2 days are for Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA)’s short sellers to cover AA’s short positions. The stock increased 2.29% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $29.05. About 4.57 million shares traded or 17.42% up from the average. Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) has declined 30.25% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.25% the S&P500. Some Historical AA News: 22/05/2018 – Alcoa Corp Announces Pension Funding After Closing of Debt Offering; 13/03/2018 – Violent protests in Guinea, disrupt some bauxite shipments; 22/03/2018 – SAUDI ARABIA’S MA’ADEN APPROACHES BANKS TO REFINANCE BAUXITE SUBSIDIARY LOAN IN DEAL WORTH AROUND $1 BLN; 10/05/2018 – Alcoa and Rio Tinto Announce World’s First Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting Process; 18/04/2018 – ALCOA SAYS IT HAS ASSUMED A 6-MONTH OUTAGE AT ALUNORTE; 18/04/2018 – Abbott Labs, Morgan Stanley, U.S. Bancorp, American Express, Alcoa and Pier 1 Imports are all scheduled to publish their latest earnings updates; 10/05/2018 – Alcoa Presenting at Bank of America Conference May 15; 18/04/2018 – ALCOA SAYS NO REGIONAL BIAS TO WHOM IT WILL SUPPLY ALUMINA; 14/05/2018 – S&PGR Upgrades Alcoa To ‘BB+’; Outlook Stable; 07/03/2018 – Eolus signs 330 MW Power Purchase Agreement with Alcoa for wind farm Øyfjellet in Norway

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2018. Its down 1.00, from 2 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 2 investors sold Alcoa Corporation shares while 0 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 414,455 shares or 14.81% more from 360,979 shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Kentucky Retirement reported 88,308 shares. Nelson Roberts Invest Advsr Ltd accumulated 0% or 148 shares. Carmignac Gestion has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA). Gemmer Asset Mngmt Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) for 42 shares. Vantage Inv Advsrs Limited Liability, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 347 shares. Cypress Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation (Wy) has invested 0.03% in Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA).

Alcoa Corporation produces and sells bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products. The company has market cap of $5.42 billion. It operates through six divisions, Bauxite, Alumina, Aluminum, Cast Products, Energy, and Rolled Products. It has a 24.21 P/E ratio. The firm also offers aluminum cast products; and aluminum sheets for the production of cans for beverage, food, and pet food.

More notable recent Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Aluminum -3% after U.S. removes Rusal from sanctions – Seeking Alpha” on January 28, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Alcoa: Keeping An Eye On This One – Seeking Alpha” published on January 21, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Alcoa Earnings: AA Stock Slides on Q4 Earnings Beat – Yahoo Finance” on January 16, 2019. More interesting news about Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Alcoa: Lightweight Or Heavy Metal? – Seeking Alpha” published on January 29, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Alcoa Corporation 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 16, 2019.

Among 5 analysts covering Alcoa (NYSE:AA), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Alcoa had 6 analyst reports since September 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by FBR Capital on Wednesday, September 12 to “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, September 25. The stock of Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, December 7. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $33 target in Friday, November 16 report. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, January 14 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 28 by Vertical Research.

The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $44.22. About 5.68M shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has declined 26.13% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.13% the S&P500. Some Historical MET News: 18/04/2018 – METLIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT REACHES A $11.2B IN PRIVATE DEBT; 16/05/2018 – METLIFE INC – BILL O’DONNELL HAS BEEN NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) FOR U.S., SUCCEEDING MARLENE DEBEL; 20/04/2018 – METLIFE NAMES SUSAN GREENWELL HEAD GLOBAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS; 15/03/2018 – Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Continues Investigation on Behalf of MetLife, Inc. Investors (MET); 01/05/2018 – MetLife Adds Exec VP, Head of Latin America Oscar Schmidt to Executive Group; 01/05/2018 – MetLife finance chief leaves after reserves debacle; 18/04/2018 – METLIFE REACHES $11.2B IN PRIVATE DEBT ORIGINATION IN 2017; 01/05/2018 – MetLife Names John McCallion Chief Financial Officer; 02/05/2018 – MetLife: 1Q Return on Equity 9%; 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

In a form that was submitted to the SEC, it was published that the EVP & Chief Investment Officer of Metlife Inc Steven Goulart, an insider in focus, made sale through a broker for 10,292 shares of the Pinksheet-listed Metlife Inc, worth near $456,950 USD using the average stock value of $44.4 USD. The regulatory filing shows that Steven Goulart now has in hand precisely 0.01% of the New York-based company’s total market capitalization

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 $42.39 billion. It operates in six divisions: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; MetLife Holdings; and Brighthouse Financial. It has a 9.01 P/E ratio. 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.

Among 5 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. MetLife has $63 highest and $49 lowest target. $54’s average target is 22.12% above currents $44.22 stock price. MetLife had 5 analyst reports since August 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $50 target in Monday, December 17 report. UBS maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating on Monday, October 8. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $49 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, August 17 by Credit Suisse. Morgan Stanley maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating on Tuesday, November 13. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $54 target. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 16 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 0.89 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 47 investors sold MetLife, Inc. shares while 324 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 237 raised stakes. 739.18 million shares or 1.70% less from 751.98 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Glenmede Trust Na accumulated 832,605 shares. Artemis Invest Mngmt Llp reported 0.41% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Hightower Advisors Lc invested in 0.11% or 314,538 shares. Alps holds 0.32% or 1.04M shares. Pggm, Netherlands-based fund reported 762,500 shares. Cim Inv Mangement invested in 15,090 shares. Nelson Roberts Inv Advsr Limited Liability Corp invested 0% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Broadview Advsr reported 9,900 shares. Eastern Retail Bank invested in 10,187 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc has invested 0% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Mgmt Gru Limited Liability Company invested in 2,778 shares. Ftb Advsr Incorporated holds 0.37% or 61,460 shares in its portfolio. Apg Asset Management Nv owns 150,851 shares. Davenport And Com Llc has invested 0.05% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). The Illinois-based Evanston Investments Dba Evanston has invested 1.85% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET).

More notable recent MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “MetLife -1.9% as Q4 revenue disappoints – Seeking Alpha” on February 06, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Fortune 100 company buys heart of Bellevue mall overhaul – Nashville Business Journal” published on January 25, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “MetLife to pay $19.7M penalty over New York insurance law violations – Seeking Alpha” on January 28, 2019. More interesting news about MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “MetLife Chairman, President & CEO to Speak at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2019 Insurance Conference – Business Wire” published on February 07, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Research Report Identifies MetLife, Gentherm, Robert Half International, Regis, Gevo, and Digital Turbine with Renewed Outlook — Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward Movement – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: January 24, 2019.

Since August 21, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 sales for $5.78 million activity. The insider KANDARIAN STEVEN A sold $2.01 million. 6,400 shares were bought by GUTIERREZ CARLOS M, worth $249,865 on Monday, December 17.

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