Mercury General Corporation ($MCY) Confident Investor Rating: Poor

Company name Mercury General Corporation
Stock ticker MCY
Live stock price [stckqut]MCY[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Poor
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Poor

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Poor
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $21.05
Target stock price (averages with growth) $21.04
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $19.58
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $26.06

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=mcy

Mercury General Corporation (Mercury General) is an insurance holding company. The Company is a parent of Mercury Casualty Company (MCC), which is an automobile insurer. Including MCC, Mercury General has 21 subsidiaries. Mercury General, along with its subsidiaries, is primarily engaged in writing personal automobile insurance through 13 insurance subsidiaries (the Insurance Companies) in a number of states, principally California. The Company also writes homeowners, commercial automobile and property, mechanical breakdown, fire, and umbrella insurance. The Company offers collision, property damage liability, bodily injury (BI) liability, comprehensive, personal injury protection (PIP), underinsured and uninsured motorist, and other hazards to the automobile policyholders. The Company has reinsurance through the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Trust Fund (FHCF).

 

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

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