NEW YORK (AP) _ MetLife Inc. (MET) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $1.38 billion.
On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had net income of $1.40. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.48 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.30 per share.
The insurer posted revenue of $16.3 billion in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $16.17 billion.
MetLife shares have risen 11% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 17%. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $45.77, a drop of 3% in the last 12 months.
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