Mercury General Corporation (MCY): Price and Financial Metrics

Mercury General Corporation (MCY): $39.40

0.47 (-1.18%)

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MCY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $39.40 52-week high $40.32
Prev. close $39.87 52-week low $26.15
Day low $39.37 Volume 306,900
Day high $40.32 Avg. volume 211,904
50-day MA $32.95 Dividend yield 3.26%
200-day MA $31.05 Market Cap 2.18B

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  • MCY scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 96.11% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MCY is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • MCY's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 46.88% of US stocks).

MCY Stock Summary

  • MERCURY GENERAL CORP's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 83.37% of US listed stocks.
  • MERCURY GENERAL CORP's stock had its IPO on March 26, 1990, making it an older stock than 84.98% of US equities in our set.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 48.32%, MERCURY GENERAL CORP's debt growth rate surpasses 86.01% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to MERCURY GENERAL CORP are AIHS, MHK, AWX, WERN, and GIII.
  • MCY's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit MERCURY GENERAL CORP's official web site, go to

MCY Valuation Summary

  • MCY's EV/EBIT ratio is -16.1; this is 243.75% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, MCY's price/sales ratio has gone down 0.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MCY.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MCY 2023-11-28 0.5 1.5 -20.0 -16.1
MCY 2023-11-27 0.5 1.5 -20.2 -16.3
MCY 2023-11-24 0.5 1.5 -20.0 -16.1
MCY 2023-11-22 0.5 1.5 -19.9 -16.0
MCY 2023-11-21 0.5 1.5 -19.7 -15.9
MCY 2023-11-20 0.5 1.5 -19.7 -15.9

MCY Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -132.4%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at -3.9%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -9.61%.
MCY's revenue has moved down $20,020,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows MCY's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 3,643.066 352.589 -512.672
2022-09-30 3,540.646 358.426 -475.428
2022-06-30 3,572.572 379.249 -375.837
2022-03-31 3,805.722 433.643 -55.975
2021-12-31 3,993.357 501.584 247.937
2021-09-30 4,015.667 590.393 384.207

MCY's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • MCY has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 69.82% of graded US stocks.
  • MCY's asset turnover comes in at 0.61 -- ranking 20th of 133 Insurance stocks.
  • EIG, CNC, and AMSF are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MCY.

The table below shows MCY's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.610 0.350 0.074
2021-06-30 0.635 0.380 0.099
2021-03-31 0.653 0.418 0.126
2020-12-31 0.628 0.367 0.078
2020-09-30 0.625 0.323 0.049
2020-06-30 0.631 0.305 0.039

MCY Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MCY, see our MCY price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $41.00 Average Broker Recommendation 2.17 (Hold)

Mercury General Corporation (MCY) Company Bio

Mercury General Corporation writes personal automobile insurance, homeowners, commercial automobile, commercial property, mechanical breakdown, fire, and umbrella insurance. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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Latest MCY News From Around the Web

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Yahoo | November 10, 2023

Mercury General's (NYSE:MCY) Dividend Will Be $0.3175

Mercury General Corporation ( NYSE:MCY ) will pay a dividend of $0.3175 on the 28th of December. This means the annual...

Yahoo | November 4, 2023

Mercury General Corp (MCY) Reports 9.4% Increase in Net Premiums Earned for Q3 2023

Company also declares quarterly dividend amidst improved underwriting results

Yahoo | October 31, 2023

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MCY Price Returns

1-mo 7.09%
3-mo 41.55%
6-mo 35.20%
1-year 14.06%
3-year -1.29%
5-year -14.35%
YTD 18.99%
2022 -32.61%
2021 6.17%
2020 13.43%
2019 -1.23%
2018 1.67%

MCY Dividends

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