Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) – A Serious Equity Investor’s Guide

Mills Stacy, Vice President and Controller, subtracted 1,245 shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) from its portfolio at the rate of $92.60 per share valuing $115,284 on Mar 05. The insider left behind 2,923 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) was $99.22. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $100.12, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $101.03. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $97.72 and a 2nd Support Level at $96.23. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) stock has gained $1.56, or 1.60%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$3.59, or -3.49%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $4.52, or 4.77%. This year-to-date, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) shares have gained $19.47, or 24.41%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .”

With 506,311 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $49,446,336K. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) generates $14,950 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,650 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 20.44%, a 3-Year Total Return of 47.98%, and a 5-year Total Return of 90.22%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 64.58%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.455 per share on 07/10/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.86%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.82.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) reported earnings of $1.52 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.46 per share, representing a 0.06 difference and 4.46% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.09 represented a 0.05 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.04 per share, which was a 4.37% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.69 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.77 and the low estimate was $0.65. In the year-ago quarter, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) generated per-share earnings of $0.78. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -11.54% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 8 purchases (26,149 shares in total) and 2 sale (7,378 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 19 insider buys amounting to 529,676 shares and 19 insider sales amounting to 461,956 shares. In the past full year, 25 insider purchases were made (involving 712,210 shares) and 24 insider sell-offs equivalent to 645,676 shares.

Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 77.54, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 43.67, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 26.99. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 73.36 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 41.32.