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Dividend Increases, Technical Updates, Leadership Changes, And Acquisitions - Analyst Notes On Marsh & McLennan, Fidelity National Financial, Gallagher, Assured Guaranty And Brown & Brown

Stocks in this article: AGO AJG BRO FNF MMC

NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) and Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/2736-100free. -- Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Analyst Notes On May 15, 2014, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (Marsh & McLennan) held its annual meeting of shareholders at which the Company reported that its Board of Directors voted to increase both - the Company's quarterly cash dividend as well as its share repurchase program. According to the Company, its Board of Directors increased the quarterly cash dividend by 12% to $0.28 per share on outstanding common stock. Marsh & McLennan informed that shareholders of record on July 11, 2014 will be paid dividends on August 15, 2014. The Company stated that under the approved share repurchase program, management can now buy back up to $2.0 billion of Marsh & McLennan's common stock. Marsh & McLennan Companies Independent Chairman of the Board Lord Lang of Monkton commented, "Effective capital management allows Marsh & McLennan Companies to return cash to shareholders while investing in its businesses and its people. The Company is committed to delivering superior value to shareholders, as demonstrated by today's increase in the Company's quarterly dividend and share repurchase program." The full analyst notes on Marsh & McLennan are available to download free of charge at: http://www.analystsreview.com/2736-MMC-21May2014.pdf -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Analyst Notes On May 16, 2014, Fidelity National Financial, Inc.'s (Fidelity National Financial) stock price declined 0.21%, ending the day at $33.54. Over the previous five trading sessions, shares in Fidelity National Financial declined 1.41%, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which also declined 0.55% during the same period. The full an alyst notes on Fidelity National Financial are available to download free of charge at: http://www.analystsreview.com/2736-FNF-21May2014.pdf -- Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Analyst Notes On May 12, 2014, Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) welcomed Richard Tallo as its new Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. According to the Company, Mr. Tallo will spearhead Gallagher's global marketing and communications efforts and will work under J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., its Chairman, President and CEO. The Company informed that prior to joining the Company he served as Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications for the ACE Group of Companies in New York. "I am thrilled to welcome Rich to our team," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. "His strong marketing and communications background, solid leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the insurance industry will greatly assist us as we position our company for future growth," Gallagher added. Mr. Tallo also commented, " Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has built a very strong and well-perceived brand in the insurance industry." Tallo continued, "I am excited to be joining Gallagher in this capacity as the company continues its expansion across North America and around the globe." The full analyst notes on Gallagher are available to download free of charge at: http://www.analystsreview.com/2736-AJG-21May2014.pdf -- Assured Guaran ty Ltd. Analyst Notes On May 16, 2014, Assured Guaranty Ltd.'s (Assured Guaranty) stock declined 1.10%, ending the day at $24.19. Over the past month, shares in Assured Guaranty increased 1.26%, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which also increased 0.40% during the same period. The full analyst notes on Assured Guaranty are available to download free of charge at: http://www.analystsreview.com/2736-AGO-21May2014.pdf -- Brown  & Brown Inc. Analyst Notes On May 14, 2014, Brown & Brown Inc.'s (Brown & Brown) Regional President and Chief Acquisitions Officer J. Scott Penny, along with Michael J. Harrington, Thomas J. Schori, Jeffrey J. Schulte, and Robert P. Ziomek, Jr. - the principals of Axia Strategies, Inc. (Axia Strategies), announced that Axiom Re, LP, an indirect subsidiary of Brown & Brown, acquired certain assets of Axia Strategies. Ron Taylor, Executive Vice President of Axiom Re, commented, "For years, Axia Strategies has excelled by bringing customized and hands-on solutions to its client base. The Axia principals bring extensive experience in the health care consulting marketplace. We believe this transaction enables us to better serve our new and existing clients by offering a broader menu of diverse and specialized services." The full analyst notes on Brown & Brown are available to download free of charge at: http://www.analystsreview.com/2736-BRO-21May2014.pdf -- About Analysts Review We do things differently. Our goal is to provide the best content to our exclusive membership. We are constantly hiring researchers, writers, editors and analysts to add to our team and become better than yesterday. 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