Burning Stocks on the move: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC), Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG)

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

UBS Maintains Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC)’s stock to Neutral with the price target of $87. This rating was issued on 10/15/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $81.95 by showing a percentage change of 0.28% from its previous day closing price of $81.72.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) in which Raymond James Downgrades Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) to Underperform with no specific Price Target on 9/25/18. Citigroup Maintains the stock to Buy on 9/20/18 by stationing a price target of $98. Credit Suisse Initiates Coverage On the company’s stock to Neutral on 8/07/18 by setting a price target of $86. Bank of America Downgrades Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) to Neutral with a price target of $93.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) currently has a consensus Price Target of $90.43. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $98 and a Low Price Target of $82.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) where 3 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 3 analysts said it’s a Buy, 10 rated the stock as Hold, 1 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.6. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) reported its Actual EPS of $0.78/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) could bring EPS of $0.75/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.03 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 4 Percent.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has a market capitalization of 41.38 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 3.85 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $87.89 on 07/19/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/24/18 as $77.11. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $91.08. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 0.74%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -1.74% while SMA200 is -1.19%.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 7.8%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 17% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 21.5%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 0.69 percent while its Weekly performance value is 1.85%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -1.66 percent and 0.73 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) is 2.11. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.82 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $1.66 and an annual Dividend Yield of 2.03 Percent. MMC has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 21.14, Forward P/E of 17.53, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 40.1 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 47.43. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 19.4 percent.

Company Profile:

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company’s more than 60,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. They develop advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. They deliver advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. The company also serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients.

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG)

Capital One Financial Upgrades Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG)’s stock to Overweight with no specific Price Target. This rating was issued on 7/31/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $3.01 by showing a percentage change of -3.53% from its previous day closing price of $3.12.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) in which SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Upgrades Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) to Buy with no specific Price Target on 5/24/18. Imperial Capital Maintains the stock to In-Line on 5/17/18 by stationing a price target of $2.5. Stifel Nicolaus Initiates Coverage On the company’s stock to Buy on 4/09/18 by setting a price target of $3.1. Imperial Capital Initiates Coverage On Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) to In-Line with a price target of $1.

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) currently has a consensus Price Target of $5.23. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $7 and a Low Price Target of $4.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) where 2 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 4 analysts said it’s a Buy, 1 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 1.33. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) reported its Actual EPS of $0.09/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) could bring EPS of $0.08/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.01 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 12.5 Percent.

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) has a market capitalization of 964.61 Million. The stock traded with the volume of 3.85 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $4.49 on 10/02/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/27/17 as $0.63. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $5.36. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -20.22%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -15.02% while SMA200 is 11.02%.

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of -20%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 12.3% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 33.4%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 46.83 percent while its Weekly performance value is -16.85%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -24.18 percent and 356.06 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:NOG) is 0.75. The Average Volume (3 months) is 5.14 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0 Percent. NOG has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 0, Forward P/E of 4.69, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 4.56 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of -24.9 percent.

Company Profile:

NORTHRN OIL & GAS, Inc. is an exploration and production company based in Wayzata, Minnesota. Northern Oil’s core area of focus is the Williston Basin, specifically the Mountrail County, North Dakota area Bakken Play. Northern Oil’s secondary objective is conventional, 3D driven, oil and gas exploration and development throughout the Rocky Mountain region.