PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM), MetLife, Inc. (MET): Rising above the expectation

MARSHALL RYAN, Chief Exec Officer, President, sold 15,000 shares of the PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) in an exchange that happened on February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.81 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $417,150. The sale was made public in a document filed with the SEC. Additionally, Director ANDERSON BRIAN P sold 5,000 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place on August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.96 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $144,800. After the transaction, the Director ANDERSON BRIAN P currently holds 101,235 shares of the company’s stock, which is worth approximately $2742456.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -18.01% away from its 1-year high and 31.25% higher than its 1-year low price. In the past seven days, the stock price volatility for PulteGroup, Inc. was 2.23%, whereas its volatility in the past 30 days has been 2.55%. This public company’s stock also has a beta score of 0.79. When the beta value is less/more than 1, it can imply that the stock is less/more volatile than the wider stock market – a metric that traders will surely be keeping tabs on.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) most recently published its quarterly earnings results. The firm posted $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.01. The publicly-traded organization reported revenue of $2,999.15 million for the quarter, compared to the average analyst forecast calling for $2,902.59 million, which was surpassing the analyst consensus estimate.

Shares of PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) plunged -1.56%, amounting to a loss of -$0.43 per share, to finish the regular trading session at $27.09 on Thursday 03/14/2019. After beginning the session at $27.39, shares of PulteGroup, Inc. reached as high as $27.43 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $26.93. Trade volume reached 3,428,555 shares against this stock’s average daily volume of 5.42M shares, with a total float of 255.89M. As a consequence of the price decrease, PulteGroup, Inc. now has a current market value of 7.49B.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) added 0.31% to its trading price by the close of the most recent session, jumping from its previous closing price of $44.70 to $44.84. This stock increased in value by 1.17% during the last 7-day period, and experienced a gain of 1.20% over the past 30-day period. In the past three months, this stock’s price grew by 14.30% , and subtracted -0.82% to its price during the last six months of trading. MET demonstrated a yearly price loss of -4.80% , while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance has been up 9.21% . This stock’s price changed by +18.75% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -2.78% comparing to its 90-day high price.

Have a quick look on short, medium and long-term indicators. According to the Composite Indicator, Trendspotter rated the MET stock as “Buy”. In the short-term, MetLife, Inc. (MET) has a 20-day average volume of 5,968,490 shares and short-term indicators sets the MET stock as “ 20% Sell ” on average basis. In the medium-term, MET stock has a 50-Day average volume of 5,758,674 shares and medium-term indicators gave the average rating of “ 25% Buy ”, while in the long-term period the FB stock has a 100-Day average volume of 6,831,223 shares. On average, long-term indicators rated the stock as “67% Buy ”. The overall picture from all short, medium and long-term indicators sets the MET stock as “24% Buy ” on average basis.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on MET. BofA/Merrill, for example, Upgrade its rating on shares of MetLife, Inc. from “Neutral ” to a “ Buy”according to a research note from Wednesday January 16th, 2019. while giving the stock a “ Buy” from “Hold ” rating, as stated in a research report from Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. Goldman, on the other hand, Downgrade a from “Buy ” to “ Neutral” rating on this stock in a research note dated Monday, June 4th, 2018.

In other news related to MetLife, Inc. stock, 18.41% shares of MET held by institutions. The total number of institutions who held the MET shares was 21, according to most recent SEC filling. During the past quarter, total 4,419,168 shares held by institutions with the net change of -95,106 shares. In the meantime, 3 new institutions bought the shares of MetLife, Inc. for the first time and 0 institutions sold all their holdings in the company’s common stock. 8 institutions increased their investment in the MET stock and 6 institutions decreased their investment in the MetLife, Inc. (MET)’s stock during the last quarter.