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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) ?

The company in question is, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) currently with a stock price of 72.65 (0.04% today). The market cap for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is 37438.73, and is in the sector Financial, and Insurance Brokers industry. The target price for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is 76.73. Currently Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 21.53, and a forward P/E of 17.44. Average volume for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is 1801.76 and so far today it is 1460900.

Performance in the last year for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has been 17.04%. For EPS growth, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has seen a growth of 13.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.54%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 14.10% over the last five years and could be 10.15% for the next five years. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 17.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.13%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.73%.

Since the IPO date for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. on the 12/30/1987, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 8.53%. With Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. trading at 72.65, the dividend yield is 1.87%, and the EPS is 3.38.

So could Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.53. The PEG is 2.12, P/S is 2.83 and the P/B is at 6.05. The P/cash is 36.49, with P/free cash flow at 34.92.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.73, and total debt/equity at 0.78.

In terms of margins, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has a gross margin of 43.50%, an operating margin of 20.20% and a profit margin of 13.40%.Payout ratio for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is 38.20%. Return on assets come to 9.70% with return on investment coming to 18.00%.

Insider ownership for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 86.40%. Outstanding shares are at 515.33. While shares float is 514.33. The float short is currently 1.07%, and short ratio is 3.07.

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