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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Insurance Brokers in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC  has a market cap of 35191.03. Since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC performance year to date is 23.12%. Today Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC has gained 0.55%, with a current price of 67.17.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 39.80%. Return of assets are at 8.90%, with return on investment at 16.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.71. While Total debt/equity is 0.75. With a profit margin of 12.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 42.70%, and operating margin of 18.60%. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC has seen a EPS growth of 14.60%. A performance for the year of 21.33%. The 52-week high is -1.71%, and the 52-week low is 34.92%. The average volume for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC is 7379685.

With a target price of 66.76, can Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MMC. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a P/E of 22.35 and a forward P/E of 17.79. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.98. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.7 and 5.24 respectively. For P/cash, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a value of 38.33, while it is 38.97 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 67.17, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.02%. We see a return on equity of 24.40%.

Looking more long-term Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.27%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.26% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 14.60% for this year and for the last five years a 24.50% growth has been seen.

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