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Is Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.(NYSE: MMC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is in the Insurance Brokers industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., is 1998.68, and so far today it has a volume of 2253600. Performance year to date since the 12/30/1987 is 22.32%.

To help you determine whether Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.22 and forward P/E is 17.71. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.9. P/S ratio is 2.63 and the P/B ratio is 5.22. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 35.51 and 31.68 respectively.

At the current price Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is trading at, 66.39 (0.62% today), Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.05%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 39.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.13, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.99% after growing 14.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 16.10%, and 4.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 521, and the number of shares float is 517.18. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 87.60%. The float short is 0.80%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.08. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.20%, and also a return on investment of 16.00%.

The ability for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.68 and total debt/equity is 0.72. In terms of margins, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a gross margin of 43.00%, with its operating margin at 19.10%, and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a profit margin of 12.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.86%, with 32.80% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.91% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.19%.

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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