Analysts Offer Insights on Financial Companies: Metlife (NYSE: MET) and Sutherland Asset Management Corporation (NYSE: SLD)

By Carrie Williams

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Financial sector with new ratings on Metlife (NYSE: MET) and Sutherland Asset Management Corporation (NYSE: SLD).

Metlife (NYSE: MET)

FBR Capital analyst Randy Binner upgraded Metlife (NYSE: MET) to Buy today and set a price target of $58. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $50.52.

According to TipRanks.com, Binner is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.6% and a 73.1% success rate. Binner covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as American Equity Investment Life, American International Group, and State National Companies Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Metlife is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $60.80, representing a 20.3% upside.

In a report issued on May 19, KBW also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $59 price target.
Sutherland Asset Management Corporation (NYSE: SLD)

FBR Capital analyst Jessica Levi-Ribner reiterated a Hold rating on Sutherland Asset Management Corporation (NYSE: SLD) today and set a price target of $15.50. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $14.90, close to its 52-week high of $15.05.

According to TipRanks.com, Levi-Ribner is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 9.5% and a 81.2% success rate. Levi-Ribner covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Arlington Asset Investment, New York Mortgage Trust, and Starwood Property Trust.

Sutherland Asset Management Corporation has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $15.50.

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