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Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 34841.28. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is 67.23 (with a change from open of -0.40%), this in conjunction with a target price of 69.63. Volume today has so far reached 1828600, with an average volume of about 2098.81. The GAP for this stock, is 0.15%.

The P/E ratio is 21.49, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.91. The current EPS for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., is 3.13, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 14.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 23.23%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 11.04% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.16%. Quarter over quarter is 16.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 24.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 87.60%. Shares outstanding is 518.24, while shares float is at a value of 517.18. Float short for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is 0.79% and the short ratio is 1.95.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.68, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.72. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.4. The most recent gross margin is 43.00% and their operating margin is 19.10%. The profit margin is 12.50%.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 9.20%, and on investment, 16.00%. Return on equity is 25.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.93. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.65, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.29 and Price/cash is 35.77, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 31.91.

The simple moving averages are 0.41% and 9.19% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.63% and the 52 week low is 34.64%.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.02%, with a current price of 67.23. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 39.20%. This is in an industry, Insurance Brokers, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Insurance Brokers industry means that Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.59%, with performance for the month coming to -1.02%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.20%, and for the half year the performance is 32.72%. Volatility for this week is 0.96% and for the month this is 1.07%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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