Is Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) a Stock To Hold For The Long Haul?

Shaers of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) have been recommended as a long term growth pick according to Beta Research.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $85.01, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 14.10% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 2.80% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC)’s stock was 25.77%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 1.66%, 7.65% over the last quarter, and  10.56% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.’s stock is -1.77% off of the high and 5.65% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -1.77% (High), 27.36%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $87.56 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.20 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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