Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. (MMC) Is Not Likely To Be The Same Tomorrow

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Stocks Info

Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Financial sector while operating in the Insurance Brokers industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $194.50 and fluctuated between $194.78 as its day high and $191.95 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. is $95.90B. A total of 1.73 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.77M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, MMC has seen 2 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 380 and the disposition of 15 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 32 BUYs and 31 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 297,305 shares during that period but sold 270,949.

In the most recent transaction, FANJUL OSCAR sold 5,000 shares of MMC for 200.17 per share on Nov 28. After the transaction, the Director now owns 58,178 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 03, Jones John Jude sold 4,908 shares at 193.08 per share. MMC shares that Chief Marketing Officer owns now total 7,978.

Among the insiders who sold shares, FANJUL OSCAR disposed of 3,000 shares on Aug 29 at a per-share price of $194.90. This resulted in the Director holding 63,012 shares of MMC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Klisura Dean Michael sold 12,976 shares at $192.20 per share on Jul 26. Company shares held by the President & CEO, Guy Carpenter now total 20,935.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.98, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.53%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.84. MMC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/24/2024 when it declared a $0.71 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/5/2023. The MMC stock dividend was $0.71 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MMC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $204.16 with high estimates of $226.00 and low estimates of $185.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MMC has a high of $202.81 and a low of $151.86.

As of this writing, MMC has an earnings estimate of $3M Company per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc estimates, with a high estimate of $Marathon Petroleum Corporation per share and a lower estimate of $FMC Corporation.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. MMC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.75B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $13.16B in debt and $6.65B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $25.14, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $11.22B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MMC is Buy with a score of 3.33.

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