Goldman Sachs Upgrades Marsh & McLennan (MMC) to Buy

February 6, 2013 8:07 AM EST
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Price: $68.23 +0.99%

Rating Summary:
    13 Buy, 10 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 19 | Down: 19 | New: 13
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Goldman Sachs upgraded Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) from Neutral to Buy with a price target of $40.00 (from $36.00).

The firm notes shares have lagged other underwriter as beneficial P&C pricing trends have driven better underwriter results while improvement has been less clear for brokers like MMC, and further.

"With Europe in a "bend but not break" mode, we think macro headwinds are manageable and given betterthan- expected organic growth from AON and other brokers in 4Q, we have more confidence in the potential for positive organic growth offsets," the analyst said.

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Shares of Marsh & McLennan closed at $36.14 yesterday.

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