NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC) is tomorrow, April 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $32.56 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%. 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 $16.76 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 3.3% 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 28.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Marsh & McLennan Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Marsh & McLennan Companies Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.