NEW YORK, February 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com today has initiated coverage on Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. (NYSE: MMC), Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), Aon PLC (NYSE: AON), and Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ: WLTW). These companies are part of the Insurance Brokers industry, which offers a wide range of insurance products from various insurance carriers, and charges premium or commission from insurance companies as well as from customers. Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:
Marsh & McLennan
Shares in New York headquartered Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. ended Friday's session 0.04% lower at $73.51 with a total trading volume of 1.90 million shares. The stock has advanced 7.06% in the last month, 6.45% over the previous three months, and 9.31% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 6.50% above their 50-day moving average and 10.26% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Marsh & McLennan, which provides advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 72.95.
On January 27th, 2017, research firm Bank of America/ Merrill upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy'.
On February 07th, 2017, Marsh & McLennan announced that it has acquired iaCONSULTING, a Lubbock, Texas-based employee benefits consulting firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1994, iaCONSULTING offers a wide range of employee health and benefits-related services to mid-size employers in Texas. IaCONSULTING's CEO Bill Hartsfield and the rest of the firm's employees will join Marsh & McLennan and operate out of Marsh & McLennan's existing office in Lubbock. Free research report on MMC is available at:
Arthur J. Gallagher
Itasca, Illinois headquartered Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s shares rose 0.69%, closing the day at $56.86. A total volume of 749,679 shares was traded. The stock has advanced 5.71% in the last month, 11.91% over the previous three months, and 9.43% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading 6.71% and 14.46% above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Arthur J. Gallagher, which together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage and risk management services in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 73.36.
On February 21st, 2017, Arthur J. Gallagher announced the acquisition of Madison, Wisconsin based Kelly Financial, Inc. Terms of the transaction was not disclosed. Founded in 1957 by John M. Kelly and incorporated in 1994 by Scott Kelly, Kelly Financial offers retirement plan management, wealth management, and life insurance coverage to businesses and individuals throughout the state of Wisconsin. The complimentary research report on AJG can be downloaded at:
Last Friday, shares in London, the UK headquartered Aon PLC gained 0.32%, closing the session at $116.56. The stock recorded a trading volume of 710,298 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 3.60% in the last one month, 3.12% over the previous three months, and 4.82% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.98% above its 50-day moving average and 5.85% above its 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Aon, which provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide, have an RSI of 62.00.
On February 10th, 2017, Aon PLC announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its benefits administration and HR BPO platform to Blackstone for cash consideration of $4.3 billion at closing and additional consideration of up to $500 million based on future performance. Total after-tax cash proceeds are expected to be approximately $3.0 billion, subject to customary working capital and other adjustments at closing. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of specified antitrust clearances, and is expected to close by the end of Q2 2017. Visit us today and access our complete research report on AON at:
Willis Towers Watson
London, UK-based Willis Towers Watson PLC's stock finished the session 0.73% higher at $128.09 with a total trading volume of 576,478 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 0.41% in the last month, 3.02% in the previous three months, and 4.75% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.69% and 3.15%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Willis Towers Watson, which operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company serving large companies, and mid-market and small businesses worldwide, have an RSI of 62.44.
On January 27th, 2017, research firm Bank of America/ Merrill downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'.
On February 21st, 2017, Willis Towers Watson announced the launch of Asset Management Exchange, an institutional asset management marketplace designed to fundamentally transform institutional investment for the benefit of the end saver. Get free access to your research report on WLTW at:
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