| MetLife is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Co. provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Co.'s segments include: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and MetLife Holdings. In the U.S., Co. provides a variety of insurance and financial services products, including life, dental, disability, property and casualty, guaranteed interest, stable value and annuities to both individuals and groups. Outside the U.S., Co. provides life, medical, dental, credit and other accident and health insurance, as well as annuities, endowment and retirement and savings products to both individuals and groups. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of MET's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of MET shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like MET versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MET by allowing them to research MET shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.