Analysts See $0.77 EPS for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC)

September 22, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

 Analysts See $0.77 EPS for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC)
Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 36 investors sold Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. shares while 239 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 195 raised stakes. 420.82 million shares or 1.31% less from 426.39 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Amp Cap Investors invested in 334,012 shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv has 0% invested in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Services Automobile Association reported 330,183 shares stake. Sandy Spring Bancorporation accumulated 542 shares. Vanguard Incorporated invested in 34.94M shares or 0.13% of the stock. Cypress Capital Grp Inc has 6,000 shares. Natixis holds 47,295 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Baker Avenue Asset Management Limited Partnership owns 4,075 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards & Inc holds 0% or 156 shares. Delta Asset Ltd Company Tn has invested 0% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Tdam Usa Inc stated it has 31,117 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Shelton Capital Mngmt has 0.05% invested in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) for 8,925 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0.04% or 1.49 million shares. Apriem Advsrs owns 3,203 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Rmb Cap Mngmt Ltd holds 0.32% or 142,871 shares in its portfolio.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $13.64 million activity.

Analysts await Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) to report earnings on October, 24. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, up 11.59 % or $0.08 from last year’s $0.69 per share. MMC’s profit will be $394.63M for 26.73 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.00 % negative EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $82.34. About 1.80M shares traded. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has risen 16.25% since September 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.45% the S&P500.

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

Among 11 analysts covering Marsh & McLennan (NYSE:MMC), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Marsh & McLennan had 23 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Friday, November 4. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. As per Friday, April 29, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, August 8. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 11. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MMC in report on Friday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. On Wednesday, January 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Outperform”.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is a professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people. The company has market cap of $42.20 billion. The Firm is the parent firm of various risk advisors and specialty consultants, including Marsh, the insurance broker; Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the well-known provider of human resource and investment related financial advice and services, and Oliver Wyman Group, the management and economic consultancy. It has a 22.78 P/E ratio. It conducts business through two divisions: Risk and Insurance Services, which includes risk management activities, as well as insurance and reinsurance broking and services, and Consulting includes health, retirement, talent and investments consulting services and products, and specialized management, economic and brand consulting services.

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