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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 2093.33, and so far today it has a volume of 767107. Performance year to date since the 12/30/1987 is 21.62%.

To help you determine whether Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.08 and forward P/E is 17.58. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.91. P/S ratio is 2.68 and the P/B ratio is 5.18. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 37.92 and 38.55 respectively.

At the current price Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is trading at, 66.4 (0.08% today), Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.05%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 39.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.01, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.23% after growing 14.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 2.80%, and 3.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 524.68, and the number of shares float is 520.12. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 86.60%. The float short is 1.26%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.13. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.90%, 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 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.71 and total debt/equity is 0.75. In terms of margins, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a gross margin of 42.70%, with its operating margin at 18.60%, and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a profit margin of 12.30%.

The 52 week high is -2.84%, with 33.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.13% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.64%.

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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