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AON (AON) Competitors

$308.70
+3.91 (+1.28%)
(As of 04/18/2024 ET)

AON vs. MMC, BRO, WTW, ERIE, APO, PNC, ING, BBVA, USB, and BNS

Should you be buying AON stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AON include Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), Brown & Brown (BRO), Willis Towers Watson Public (WTW), Erie Indemnity (ERIE), Apollo Global Management (APO), The PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), ING Groep (ING), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), U.S. Bancorp (USB), and Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

AON vs.

Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC) and AON (NYSE:AON) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, media sentiment and community ranking.

AON received 37 more outperform votes than Marsh & McLennan Companies when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 63.18% of users gave Marsh & McLennan Companies an outperform vote while only 56.57% of users gave AON an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Marsh & McLennan CompaniesOutperform Votes
501
63.18%
Underperform Votes
292
36.82%
AONOutperform Votes
538
56.57%
Underperform Votes
413
43.43%

Marsh & McLennan Companies currently has a consensus price target of $204.73, suggesting a potential upside of 1.49%. AON has a consensus price target of $334.69, suggesting a potential upside of 8.42%. Given Marsh & McLennan Companies' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AON is more favorable than Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Marsh & McLennan Companies
2 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.07
AON
2 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

Marsh & McLennan Companies has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AON has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Marsh & McLennan Companies has higher revenue and earnings than AON. AON is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Marsh & McLennan Companies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Marsh & McLennan Companies$22.74B4.38$3.76B$7.5326.78
AON$13.38B4.58$2.56B$12.4824.74

AON has a net margin of 19.17% compared to AON's net margin of 16.52%. AON's return on equity of 33.72% beat Marsh & McLennan Companies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Marsh & McLennan Companies16.52% 33.72% 9.01%
AON 19.17%-1,150.40%8.44%

In the previous week, Marsh & McLennan Companies had 8 more articles in the media than AON. MarketBeat recorded 28 mentions for Marsh & McLennan Companies and 20 mentions for AON. AON's average media sentiment score of 0.60 beat Marsh & McLennan Companies' score of 0.48 indicating that Marsh & McLennan Companies is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Marsh & McLennan Companies
11 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
AON
7 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Marsh & McLennan Companies pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. AON pays an annual dividend of $2.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Marsh & McLennan Companies pays out 37.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AON pays out 19.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Marsh & McLennan Companies has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years and AON has increased its dividend for 12 consecutive years. Marsh & McLennan Companies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

88.0% of Marsh & McLennan Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.1% of AON shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Marsh & McLennan Companies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of AON shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Marsh & McLennan Companies beats AON on 14 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AON and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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AON vs. The Competition

MetricAONInsurance agents, brokers, & service IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$61.22B$17.72B$8.13B$17.11B
Dividend Yield0.81%2.28%10.77%3.62%
P/E Ratio24.7423.6160.0223.27
Price / Sales4.584.513,629.969.68
Price / Cash19.3023.8827.8516.98
Price / Book-83.219.732.364.84
Net Income$2.56B$953.71M$998.90M$970.41M
7 Day Performance-0.74%-3.96%-1.67%-3.86%
1 Month Performance-3.46%-8.34%-1.84%-2.84%
1 Year Performance-6.98%-2.17%9.31%77.43%

AON Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies
4.6753 of 5 stars
$196.23
-0.6%
$204.29
+4.1%
+13.5%$96.85B$22.74B26.0685,000Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
BRO
Brown & Brown
4.3927 of 5 stars
$80.92
-0.1%
$86.80
+7.3%
+34.8%$23.09B$4.26B26.449,705Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
WTW
Willis Towers Watson Public
4.4127 of 5 stars
$257.19
-0.5%
$290.54
+13.0%
+9.0%$26.30B$9.48B25.6748,000Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
ERIE
Erie Indemnity
2.8329 of 5 stars
$380.97
+0.6%
N/A+61.6%$19.92B$3.27B44.666,556Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
APO
Apollo Global Management
4.589 of 5 stars
$107.82
+0.2%
$113.25
+5.0%
+64.7%$61.26B$32.64B12.824,879
PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group
4.849 of 5 stars
$146.59
-2.0%
$157.10
+7.2%
+17.7%$58.31B$31.88B11.4656,411Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
ING
ING Groep
3.001 of 5 stars
$15.63
-1.3%
N/A+22.4%$58.25B$24.43B7.0746,000
BBVA
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
3.1306 of 5 stars
$10.51
-1.5%
N/A+46.9%$62.67B$31.97B7.56121,486
USB
U.S. Bancorp
4.9286 of 5 stars
$40.99
-1.1%
$47.41
+15.7%
+11.0%$63.87B$40.62B12.5075,465Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Options Volume
News Coverage
BNS
Bank of Nova Scotia
2.2577 of 5 stars
$46.38
-2.3%
$68.00
+46.6%
-9.2%$56.69B$52.53B10.2689,483

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This page (NYSE:AON) was last updated on 4/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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