NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Marsh & McLennan Companies

(NYSE:

MMC

) is tomorrow, January 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $31.12 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for Marsh & McLennan Companies has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marsh & McLennan Companies has a market cap of $16.89 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are down 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services company, provides advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. It operates in two segments: Risk and Insurance Services, and Consulting. The company has a P/E ratio of 19, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 28.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Marsh & McLennan Companies as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Marsh & McLennan Companies Ratings Report

.

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