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How to buy Marsh-and-McLennan Companies (MMC) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares.
Marsh-and-McLennan Companies is an insurance brokers business based in the US. Marsh-and-McLennan Companies stocks (MMC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $141.52 – a decrease of 1.87% over the previous week. Marsh-and-McLennan Companies employs 81,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $19.1 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Marsh-and-McLennan Companies?
- Has coronavirus impacted Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares?
- Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares summary
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- Is Marsh-and-McLennan Companies stock a buy or sell?
- Marsh-and-McLennan Companies performance over time
- Is Marsh-and-McLennan Companies suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares over-valued?
- Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's financials
- How volatile are Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares?
- Does Marsh-and-McLennan Companies pay a dividend?
- Have Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Marsh-and-McLennan Companies stock price (NYSE:MMC)Use our graph to track the performance of MMC stocks over time.
Marsh-and-McLennan Companies shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$158.19|
|52-week range||$105.35 - $175.12|
|50-day moving average||$168.02|
|200-day moving average||$151.43|
|Wall St. target price||$180.31|
|Dividend yield||$2 (1.28%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.29|
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Is it a good time to buy Marsh-and-McLennan Companies stock?
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Marsh-and-McLennan Companies price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-1.87%|
|1 month (2021-12-21)||-6.31%|
|3 months (2021-10-21)||-6.08%|
|6 months (2021-07-21)||11.10%|
|1 year (2021-01-21)||41.46%|
|2 years (2020-01-21)||38.81%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||88.19%|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||132.67%|
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 2.4871. 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 $5.3 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||$19.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.99%|
|Gross profit TTM||$7.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||29.46%|
|Market capitalisation||$81.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 12/31/2018) 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.
Marsh-and-McLennan Companies share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 34.44% of net profits
Recently Marsh-and-McLennan Companies has paid out, on average, around 34.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.28% 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 1.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marsh-and-McLennan Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $2 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 14 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 January 2022 (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 30 June 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 $105.3454 up to $175.12. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.9336. 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 consulting services and products; and specialized management, as well as economic and brand consulting services. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
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