As Metlife (MET) Market Valuation Declined, Diamond Hill Capital Management Raised Stake by $49.82 Million; Private Trust Co Increases Holding in D. R. Horton (DHI)

April 16, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Ric Dillon increased its stake in Metlife Inc. (MET) by 14.53% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc bought 996,497 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.38% with the market. The hedge fund run by Ric Dillon held 7.86 million shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $397.20M, up from 6.86 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Metlife Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.94B market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $47.21. About 433,414 shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has declined 1.24% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.79% the S&P500.

Private Trust Co increased its stake in D. R. Horton Inc. (DHI) by 138.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Private Trust Co bought 9,568 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,456 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $840,000, up from 6,888 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Private Trust Co who had been investing in D. R. Horton Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.87 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.90% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $44.88. About 221,407 shares traded. D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) has risen 32.44% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.89% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. MetLife had 55 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $57 target in Monday, November 13 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $58.0 target. The rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Overweight” on Monday, March 26. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, May 5. The company was maintained on Monday, November 6 by Argus Research. Raymond James upgraded MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Friday, January 22 to “Strong Buy” rating. On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Friday, July 31 with “Buy” rating.

Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc, which manages about $12.19B and $19.96B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX) by 135,230 shares to 473,732 shares, valued at $25.91M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) by 1.16M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.40M shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 45 investors sold MET shares while 330 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 290 raised stakes. 782.94 million shares or 0.24% less from 784.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. At State Bank accumulated 0.06% or 11,378 shares. Johnson Counsel Inc stated it has 0.02% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Fisher Asset Mgmt holds 0% or 5,549 shares in its portfolio. Aviva Public Limited invested in 0.14% or 502,824 shares. 79,278 were reported by Leuthold Group Incorporated Lc. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag holds 0.34% or 10.34M shares in its portfolio. Jfs Wealth Advisors Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 200 shares. Global X Mgmt Communications Ltd reported 0.03% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Nomura accumulated 74,117 shares. Bartlett Company Lc has invested 0.05% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Howe & Rusling invested in 124 shares or 0% of the stock. Monetary Mngmt Gru Inc Inc holds 0.12% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) or 6,000 shares. Carret Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 116,352 shares. Sg Americas Limited Liability owns 359,862 shares. Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd reported 0.59% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.86 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 26 investors sold DHI shares while 204 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 304.15 million shares or 1.25% less from 308.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. University Of Texas Managment Com invested in 288 shares or 0.06% of the stock. The Germany-based Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has invested 0.01% in D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI). Private Trust Na, Ohio-based fund reported 16,456 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 77,923 shares. Rockefeller Svcs Inc holds 0% or 1,125 shares. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.01% in D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI). Regions Financial Corp invested in 29,589 shares. Orrstown Financial Services holds 846 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Financial Bank Of holds 0.01% or 26,296 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker invested 0.2% in D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI). Account Mgmt Limited Liability Com holds 9.08% of its portfolio in D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) for 205,050 shares. Amica Mutual reported 29,517 shares. Leuthold Grp Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.26% in D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI). 14,399 were accumulated by Appleton Ma. Fdx Advsr owns 44,439 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering DR Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. DR Horton Inc had 77 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by FBN Securities to “Underperform” on Monday, April 18. The stock of D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 15 by UBS. RBC Capital Markets maintained D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) on Sunday, August 20 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, August 22, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Bank of America maintained D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) rating on Thursday, February 1. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $71 target. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Friday, December 8. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 29. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 4 by Susquehanna. The stock of D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Sterne Agee CRT.

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