Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) is projected to declare fiscal fourth quarter financial results right before the stock market’s official open on February 02, 2017. The stock added about 5.2 percent in price since last results when it was at $64.97 a share. Based on the most relevant past-periods data, there is an 57.14 percent probability for this firm’s share price to go up following next quarterly results. Earnings reaction history tells us that the equity price moved up 16 times out of last 28 reported quarters. It has beaten earnings-per-share estimates 58.% of the time in its last 12 earnings reports. It fell short of earnings estimates on 0 occasions, and it has met expectations 5 times.
Here’s how traders responded to MMC earnings announcements over the past few quarters.
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) Earnings Surprises & Reaction
Given its history, the average earnings announcement surprise was 1.2 percent over the past four quarters. Back on October 25, 2016, it posted earnings per-share earnings at $0.69 which came in line with the consensus $0.69 projection (no surprise). For the quarter, revenue came in at 3.14B versus consensus estimate of 3.25B. The stock dropped -3.49 percent the session following the earnings reports were released, and on 7th day price change was -2.43 percent.
On July 28, 2016, it reported earnings at $0.91 a share compared with the consensus estimate of $0.91 per share (negative surprise of 0%). Revenue of 3.38B for that quarter was above the $3.37B analysts had expected. The stock climbed 0.12% the day following the earnings announcement, and on 7th day price change was -0.45%.
On April 28, 2016, it recorded $0.92 a share in earnings which topped the consensus estimate of $0.89 (positive surprise of 3.37%). Revenue for the quarter was $3.34B while analysts called for revenues to be $3.3B. The stock gained 0.93% the day following the earnings data was made public, and on 7th day price change was 1.82%.
On February 4, 2016, it announced earnings per share at $0.71 versus the consensus estimate of $0.7 per share (positive surprise of 1.43%). That came on revenues of $3.34B for that period. Analysts had expected $3.26B in revenue.
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Earnings Estimates
As Q4 earnings announcement date approaches, Wall Street is expecting earnings per share of $0.97. The analysts’ present consensus range is $0.77-$1.01 for EPS. The market consensus range for revenue is between $3.36B and $3.49B, with an average of $3.44B.
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) last ended at $68.02, sending the company’s market cap near $35.07B. The consensus 12-month price target from analysts covering the stock is $73.71. The share price has declined -2.02% from its top level in 52 weeks and dropped 1.14% this year. It recently traded in a range of $67.7-$68.47 at a volume of 2191438 shares. The recent trading ended with the price nearly -0.31 lower for the last 5 trading days, rebounding 35.45% from its 52-week low.