Shares of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) ended Friday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.71 points or -1.49% at $46.98 with 7,515,418 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $47.77, the shares hit an intraday low of $46.73 and an intraday high of $47.85 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $50.86 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 1.10 billion shares.
Metlife Inc (MET) announced that is has been recognized by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for leadership in reporting and management of climate change issues. CDP, a not-for-profit that assesses the work of more than 5,000 companies worldwide on environmental performance, gave MetLife an A minus, placing the company in the “Leadership” category. Companies in this category scored 75% or higher on disclosure, awareness, and management of environmental issues, they also earn additional points for other actions they have taken.
“MetLife has a long history of managing its business responsibly, and we are proud of this recognition for our environmental stewardship efforts,” said John Hele, MetLife’s chief financial officer.
CDP scores are based upon a company’s disclosure practices and management of climate change risks. The CDP global disclosure system helps companies measure and manage their environmental impact. CDP’s data management system is used by investors, purchasing managers and policy makers around the world to better understand environmental performance.
Shares of Visa Inc (NYSE:V) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.30 points or 0.37% at $82.22 with 10,919,564 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $82.52, the shares hit an intraday low of $82.11 and an intraday high of $83.36 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $194.82 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 1.87 billion shares.
Visa Inc (V) announced it is accelerating the adoption of secure, digital payments by allowing third party partners to offer Visa Token Service (VTS). By expanding access to VTS to new partners – including technology companies, device manufacturers, issuers, Internet-of-Things (IoT) companies, wallet providers, merchants and others – Visa will be able to more quickly and easily offer secure digital payment services on any device to the market. Giesecke and Devrient, Gemalto and Inside Secure are the initial partners participating in Visa’s token service provider program to offer new expanded access to VTS.
The Visa Token Service standard is a security technology that replaces cardholder information, such as account numbers and expiration dates, with a unique digital identifier (a “token”) that can be used for payment without exposing a cardholder’s more sensitive account information. Tokenization hides consumers’ confidential account information during digital transactions, making digital payments more secure for everyone, everywhere.