NEW YORK, January 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The Insurance Brokers space is composed of independent brokers and agencies that sell insurance policies and annuities. Industry participants earn commission income mostly as a percentage of the premium of insurance policies sold. They also earn some fee income for providing risk-management consulting and other value-added services. Pre-market, Stock-Callers.com reviews the performances of these four equities: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. (NYSE: MMC), Aon PLC (NYSE: AON), Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), and Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO). Today's research reports on the aforementioned stocks are downloadable for free upon registration at:
Marsh & McLennan
On Thursday, shares in New York headquartered Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. recorded a trading volume of 2.11 million shares. The stock ended the session 0.21% higher at $67.58. The Company's shares have gained 2.13% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 2.80% above its 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 42.49.
On January 11th, 2017, Marsh & McLennan's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $.34 per share on outstanding common stock, payable on February 15th, 2017, to shareholders of record on January 25th, 2017. Visit us today and access our complete research report on MMC at:
London, the UK headquartered Aon PLC's stock closed the day flat at $112.67 with a total trading volume of 695,207 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.09% in the previous three months and 1.02% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 0.55% above its 50-day moving average and 3.53% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Aon, which provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide, have an RSI of 51.79.
On January 03rd, 2017, Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon, announced the appointment of Peter Zhang as the new CEO for its consulting business in Greater China, effective immediately. He will succeed Klaus Liu, who will take on the role of Chairman. The complimentary report on AON can be downloaded at:
Arthur J. Gallagher
Shares in Itasca, Illinois headquartered Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. recorded a trading volume of 1.08 million shares, and ended yesterday's trading session 0.19% higher at $52.58. The stock has advanced 3.73% in the past month, 4.96% over the previous three months, and 1.19% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.68% and 9.10%, respectively. Furthermore, 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 59.11.
On January 11th, 2017, Arthur J. Gallagher announced two leadership promotions in its employee benefit division. Mr. James W. Durkin, Jr., currently President of Gallagher's employee benefits division, will assume the newly created position of Chairman of Gallagher's employee benefit division. Reporting to Jim as President will be Mr. William F. Ziebell. Bill is currently a regional leader in the benefits division and will assume Jim's day-to-day management for the employee benefit consulting and brokerage business across the US and internationally. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest research report on AJG at:
Brown & Brown
Daytona Beach, Florida headquartered Brown & Brown Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.75% lower at $43.95. A total volume of 759,703 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 740,560 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 17.29% over the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.29% and 16.36%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Brown & Brown, which markets and sells insurance products and services primarily in the US, as well as in England, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands, have an RSI of 49.43.
On December 16th, 2016, research firm JP Morgan upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Underweight' to 'Neutral'.
On January 11th, 2017, Brown & Brown announced the appointment of Julie Ryan as the new Chief People Officer for the Company. Most recently, Julie served as the director of human resources and learning & development for Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. Prior to that, she was with Borg Warner, Kimberly-Clark, and Gulfstream in various human resources management positions and progressively responsible roles. Julie will be based in Brown & Brown's corporate headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will work closely with Rich Freebourn in transitioning responsibilities for her new position. Get free access to your research report on BRO at:
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