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How to buy Marsh-and-McLennan Companies stock

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Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc is an insurance brokers business based in the US. Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares (MMC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Marsh-and-McLennan Companies employs 76,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$17.2 billion.

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  3. Search for Marsh-and-McLennan Companies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MMC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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Marsh-and-McLennan Companies share price

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Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$73.0374 - USD$119.8475
50-day moving average USD$112.8888
200-day moving average USD$114.0129
Wall St. target priceUSD$121.71
PE ratio 30.033
Dividend yield USD$1.84 (1.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.94

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Is Marsh-and-McLennan Companies under- or over-valued?

Valuing Marsh-and-McLennan Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's P/E ratio

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's PEG ratio

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2517. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's EBITDA

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$4.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies financials

Revenue TTM USD$17.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.28%
Gross profit TTM USD$7.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.12%
Return on equity TTM 23.79%
Profit margin 11.7%
Book value $17.931
Market capitalisation USD$60.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares

There are currently 3.7 million Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% up from 3.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares can be evaluated.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's SIR currently stands at 2.21. In other words for every 100,000 Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2210 shares are currently held short.

However Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0074% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares, roughly 7 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Marsh-and-McLennan Companies.

Find out more about how you can short Marsh-and-McLennan Companies stock.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Marsh-and-McLennan Companies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.38

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's overall score of 22.38 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Marsh-and-McLennan Companies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.61/100

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's environmental score of 6.61 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marsh-and-McLennan Companies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's social score

Social score: 12.36/100

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's social score of 12.36 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marsh-and-McLennan Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's governance score

Governance score: 16.92/100

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Marsh-and-McLennan Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Marsh-and-McLennan Companies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Marsh-and-McLennan Companies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.38
Total ESG percentile 24.4
Environmental score 6.61
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 12.36
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 16.92
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 37.22% of net profits

Recently Marsh-and-McLennan Companies has paid out, on average, around 37.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shareholders could enjoy a 1.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.84 per share.

While Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Marsh-and-McLennan Companies may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 12 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's shares ever split?

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 July 2002. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares which in turn could have impacted Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's share price.

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $73.0374 up to $119.8475. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MMC.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's is 0.8746. This would suggest that Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Marsh-and-McLennan Companies overview

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services company, provides advice and solutions to clients in the areas of risk, strategy, and people worldwide. It operates in two segments, Risk and Insurance Services, and Consulting. The Risk and Insurance Services segment offers risk management services, such as risk advice, risk transfer, and risk control and mitigation solutions, as well as insurance and reinsurance broking, catastrophe and financial modeling, and related advisory services; and insurance program management services. This segment serves businesses, public entities, insurance companies, associations, professional services organizations, and private clients. The Consulting segment provides health, wealth, and career services and products; and specialized management, as well as economic and brand consulting services. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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