Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Has Cut Metlife (MET) Position By $357,300; 6 Analysts Covering Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF)

June 23, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Inc decreased Metlife Inc. (MET) stake by 31.2% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Inc sold 7,940 shares as Metlife Inc. (MET)’s stock rose 0.25%. The Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Inc holds 17,510 shares with $803,000 value, down from 25,450 last quarter. Metlife Inc. now has $46.47B valuation. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $45.71. About 7.64M shares traded or 35.63% up from the average. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 4.50% since June 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.07% the S&P500. Some Historical MET News: 24/04/2018 – MetLife Raises Dividend to 42c Vs. 40c; 08/03/2018 – The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of MetLife, Inc. Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 6, 2018 (MET); 10/04/2018 – S&PGR Affirms ‘BBB+’ And ‘uyAAA’ Rtgs On MetLife Seguros; 02/04/2018 – MetLife to Hold Conference Call for First Quarter 2018 Results; 26/04/2018 – MetLife Foundation Announces Sponsorship of “Multipliers of Prosperity” for a Fourth Year; 01/05/2018 – METLIFE NAMES GAUSTER AS EVP & GENERAL COUNSEL; 07/03/2018 – CORRECT: METLIFE SAYS U.S. CFO DEBEL TO LEAD METLIFE RETIREMENT; 23/03/2018 – Sanford Heisler Sharp Wins Conditional Certification In $50 Million Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against MetLife For Overtime Pay Violations; 07/03/2018 – MetLife: Debel to Remain Interim U.S. CFO Until Successor Named; 03/04/2018 – METLIFE 72 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Approximately 72 Hours Remain; Former Louisiana Attorney General and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Remind Investors of Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against MetLife, Inc

Among 15 analysts covering Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Blue Buffalo Pet Products had 41 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo on Monday, August 17 with “Market Perform”. Robert W. Baird maintained Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) on Monday, October 2 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo upgraded Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) on Tuesday, September 15 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 5 by DA Davidson. Deutsche Bank maintained Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) rating on Thursday, August 11. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $30 target. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 2 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3300 target in Monday, August 14 report. The stock of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, August 17. On Monday, August 17 the stock rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. See Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) latest ratings:

26/02/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0 Downgrade
27/02/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
26/02/2018 Broker: Imperial Capital Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: In-Line Old Target: $30 Downgrade
23/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy New Target: $39.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0 Maintain

Among 19 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. MetLife had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 9 by Standpoint Research. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 7. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, June 4 by Goldman Sachs. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating on Friday, November 3. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $56 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 10 by Wells Fargo. Deutsche Bank maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Friday, July 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 27 by Sandler O’Neill.

Analysts await MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $1.18 earnings per share, down 9.23% or $0.12 from last year’s $1.3 per share. MET’s profit will be $1.20B for 9.68 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.36 actual earnings per share reported by MetLife, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.24% negative EPS growth.

More recent MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Lawsuit for Investors in NYSE: MET shares against MetLife announced by Shareholders Foundation” on May 30, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “MetLife: This 5.625% Preferred Stock Has Begun Trading On The NYSE” on June 09, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Goldman’s Insurance Pair Trade: Prudential Financial Upgraded, Metlife Downgraded” with publication date: June 04, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Inc increased Thermo Fisher Scientific Inccom (NYSE:TMO) stake by 3,312 shares to 13,559 valued at $2.80M in 2018Q1. It also upped Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltdsponsored Adr (NYSE:TSM) stake by 7,073 shares and now owns 24,530 shares. Ishares S&P Midcap 400 Value (IJJ) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.30, from 1.02 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 101 investors sold MET shares while 352 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 247 raised stakes. 766.37 million shares or 2.12% less from 782.94 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Exane Derivatives has invested 0% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Fincl Architects holds 0.01% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 790 shares. Bb&T holds 0.04% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 47,175 shares. Maryland-based Clearbridge Ltd has invested 1.16% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). 2.43M were reported by Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec. Nuance Ltd Liability Company holds 3.49% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 1.13 million shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board, Wisconsin-based fund reported 1.27M shares. Novare Cap Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.09% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) or 135,723 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership owns 256,813 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.11% or 305,185 shares in its portfolio. Ibm Retirement Fund invested 0.17% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Lord Abbett Company Limited Liability Company invested in 177,711 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Systematic Fincl Mgmt LP holds 102,104 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. First Manhattan has 1,999 shares. Greenleaf Tru invested in 5,947 shares.

The stock increased 0.08% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $40. About 6.29M shares traded or 67.29% up from the average. Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) has 0.00% since June 23, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500. Some Historical BUFF News: 19/03/2018 General Mills Receives Antitrust Clearance for Blue Buffalo Acquisition; 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Select Consumer Staples Exits Blue Buffalo; 20/03/2018 – Lifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of Allstate Corporation, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc., Express Scripts Holding; 03/04/2018 – General Mills to Borrow $6 Billion to Fund Blue Buffalo Deal; 03/04/2018 – Moody’s: Proceeds From General Mills Offering Will Be Used to Fund Part of Pending Blue Buffalo Acquisition; 25/04/2018 – FTSE: BLUE BUFFALO PET PRODUCTS (USA): CONSTITUENT DELETION (RU; 24/04/2018 – General Mills Completes Acquisition Of Blue Buffalo Pet Products; 21/03/2018 – General Mills Blue Buffalo Acquisition Remains on Track to Close in FY18 4th Quarter; 25/04/2018 – Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Caseys General Stores, EQT Midstream Partners, LP, Intellia Therapeutics,; 03/04/2018 – General Mills Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Senior Unsecured Notes In Connection With Pending Acquisition Of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

Another recent and important Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) news was published by Gurufocus.com which published an article titled: “6 Stocks Outperforming the Market” on June 21, 2018.

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc., through its subsidiary, Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., operates as a pet food firm in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $7.83 billion. The firm develops, produces, markets, and sells dog and cat food under the BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom, and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines. It has a 41.24 P/E ratio. It also produces and sells cat litter under the BLUE Naturally Fresh line.

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