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Is Aon plc(NYSE: AON), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Aon plc (NYSE: AON) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984. Aon plc is in the Insurance Brokers industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Aon plc, is 791.67, and so far today it has a volume of 1034100. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is 23.93%.

To help you determine whether Aon plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.34 and forward P/E is 15.77. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Aon plc has a value for PEG of 2.26. P/S ratio is 2.62 and the P/B ratio is 5.52. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 44.02 and 19.7 respectively.

At the current price Aon plc is trading at, 113.18 (1.28% today), Aon plc has a dividend yield of 1.17%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.3, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.60% after growing 4.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 62.40%, and -1.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 268, and the number of shares float is 263. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 91.30%. The float short is 0.94%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.12. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.40%, and also a return on investment of 13.20%.

The ability for Aon plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 1.11 and total debt/equity is 1.15. In terms of margins, Aon plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 17.10%, and Aon plc has a profit margin of 12.70%.

The 52 week high is -0.53%, with 36.32% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.23%.

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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