Hsbc Holdings Plc Has Increased Its Metlife (Call) (MET) Holding; Science Applications International (SAIC) Sentiment Is 0.93

September 12, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Hsbc Holdings Plc increased Metlife Inc (Call) (MET) stake by 38.43% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Hsbc Holdings Plc acquired 50,000 shares as Metlife Inc (Call) (MET)’s stock declined 4.70%. The Hsbc Holdings Plc holds 180,100 shares with $9.71M value, up from 130,100 last quarter. Metlife Inc (Call) now has $51.16 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.13% or $0.54 reaching $48.13 per share. About 1.34 million shares traded. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since September 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Science Applications International Corporation is a well-known provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology (IT) services. The company has market cap of $2.67 billion. The Firm provides its services primarily to the United States Government, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. It has a 17.2 P/E ratio. The Firm provides engineering, systems integration and information technology offerings for government projects, and offers a range of services with a targeted emphasis on higher-end, differentiated technology services.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.73 million activity.

About 93,550 shares traded. Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) has risen 37.99% since September 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.29% the S&P500.

Knightsbridge Asset Management Llc holds 4.57% of its portfolio in Science Applications International Corp for 57,863 shares. Huber Capital Management Llc owns 530,454 shares or 1.73% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hennessy Advisors Inc has 1.28% invested in the company for 509,500 shares. The Connecticut-based Prospector Partners Llc has invested 1.11% in the stock. Phocas Financial Corp., a California-based fund reported 192,708 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Science Applications’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Science Applications, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. SAIC was included in 3 notes of analysts from September 9, 2016. The company was initiated on Thursday, February 16 by Seaport Global Securities. Drexel Hamilton downgraded Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC) on Friday, September 9 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Tuesday, November 29.

Analysts await Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC) to report earnings on September, 14. They expect $0.89 EPS, up 4.71% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.85 per share. SAIC’s profit will be $38.45M for 17.36 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual EPS reported by Science Applications International Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.59% negative EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. MetLife had 35 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, July 13 to “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Monday, August 29. Citigroup initiated Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) on Thursday, January 26 with “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, November 11 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of MET in report on Friday, July 31 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 4. As per Tuesday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Argus Research.

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