Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Uncertainties Weighing A Little Too Heavily On MetLife

For a company that has been either a group leader or solidly above peer averages for quite some time, MetLife (NYSE:MET) doesn't get a lot of benefit of the doubt these days. Some of that can be tied to the weak rate environment as well as uncertainties as to how large insurance companies like MetLife will be regulated in the future. I believe investors are too worried about the negatives on this name and are underrating the growth potential of the company's overseas businesses and the value of its strategic shift toward more protection-oriented and less capital-intensive business. These shares could be as much as 25% undervalued today, making it a very worthwhile name to consider at these...

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