Stock of the Day: Is Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc (NYSE:MMC) Going to Burn These Institutional Investors?

November 25, 2016 - By Linda Rogers   ·   0 Comments

Stock of the Day: Is Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc (NYSE:MMC) Going to Burn These Institutional Investors?

Sentiment for Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc (NYSE:MMC)

Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc (NYSE:MMC) institutional sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.04, from 1.16 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 262 institutional investors increased or opened new holdings, while 226 decreased and sold holdings in Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now possess: 434.48 million shares, down from 447.19 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc in their top 10 holdings increased from 8 to 11 for an increase of 3. Sold All: 34 Reduced: 192 Increased: 201 New Position: 61.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is a professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people. The company has a market cap of $35.96 billion. The Firm is the parent firm of various specialty consultants, including Marsh, an insurance broker, intermediary and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, a risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, a well-known provider of human resource and related financial advice and services, and Oliver Wyman Group, a management, economic and brand consultancy. It has a 21.43 P/E ratio. The Firm provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in approximately 130 countries.

About 590,427 shares traded hands. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has risen 11.69% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

Analysts await Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) to report earnings on February, 2 before the open. They expect $0.84 EPS, up 18.31% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.71 per share. MMC’s profit will be $433.44 million for 20.74 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.69 actual EPS reported by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.74% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Marsh & McLennan is primarily a holding company which, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides clients with analysis, advice and transactional capabilities in the fields of risk and insurance services, investment management and consulting. MMC Enterprise Risk provides advanced risk consulting services and transactional solutions on enterprise. MMC CAPITAL is a global private equity firm that invests in industries where MMC possesses specialized knowledge and proprietary deal flow.”

Nippon Life Insurance Co holds 9.01% of its portfolio in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. for 5.25 million shares. Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc owns 625,113 shares or 4.21% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Coho Partners Ltd. has 4.2% invested in the company for 1.69 million shares. The Japan-based Mu Investments Co. Ltd. has invested 3.3% in the stock. Nichols Asset Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 22,600 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $14.77 million net activity.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 57% of Marsh & McLennan’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Marsh & McLennan, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $54.0 while the high is $76. The stock’s average target of $63 is -9.59% below today’s ($69.68) share price. MMC was included in 11 notes of analysts from September 8, 2015. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Wednesday, January 13. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, November 7. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Friday, April 29 with “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) rating on Friday, February 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $61 price target. The stock of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Credit Suisse.

MMC Company Profile

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., incorporated on March 17, 1969, is a professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people. The Firm is the parent firm of various specialty consultants, including Marsh, an insurance broker, intermediary and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, a risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, a well-known provider of human resource (HR) and related financial advice and services, and Oliver Wyman Group, a management, economic and brand consultancy. The Firm provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in approximately 130 countries. The Firm operates through two divisions: Risk and Insurance Services and Consulting.

More news for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) were recently published by: Reuters.com, which released: “BRIEF-Marsh & Mclennan Companies Q3 adjusted earnings per share $0.69” on October 25, 2016. Gurufocus.com‘s article titled: “Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc (MMC) Chairman, RIS and CEO, Marsh Peter …” and published on November 10, 2016 is yet another important article.

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