Mercury General Corporation (MCY): Price and Financial Metrics

Mercury General Corporation (MCY): $65.31

-0.78 (-1.18%)

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  • Growth is the dimension where MCY ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 98.25% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MCY is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 200 days.
  • MCY's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 31.42% of US stocks).

MCY Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 0.38, Mercury General Corp is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than merely 2.96% of US stocks.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 5.89, Mercury General Corp P/E ratio is greater than that of about only 6.2% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Over the past twelve months, MCY has reported earnings growth of 1,570.04%, putting it ahead of 98.48% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MCY, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are MFGP, DDS, ANAT, ANF, and PRA.
  • Visit MCY's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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 2.25 (Moderate Sell)

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MCY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $65.31 52-week high $67.88
Prev. close $66.09 52-week low $35.21
Day low $65.25 Volume 49,568
Day high $66.50 Avg. volume 277,174
50-day MA $63.24 Dividend yield 3.83%
200-day MA $51.19 Market Cap 3.62B

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.

MCY Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$65.31$256.77 289%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for MCY, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Mercury General Corp ranked in the 80th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Mercury General Corp, consider:

  • In the past 5.75 years, Mercury General Corp has a compound free cash flow growth rate of 0.27%; that's higher than 73.41% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Financial Services sector.
  • MCY's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 32.06% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Mercury General Corp's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at 46.03. This coverage rate is greater than that of 90.95% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.

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Latest MCY News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Mercury General Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate MCY as an investment opportunity.

Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY)?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. On the other hand, we'd be...

Yahoo | April 29, 2021

Mercury General Corporation Is Priced For Perfection

Photo by Sezeryadigar/E+ via Getty Images Mercury General Corp. (MCY) has had a nice run-up in the past year as the company shed off the majority of losses related to wildfires in California and improved loss expense in their auto insurance business due to a reduction in driving, resulting in...

Nick Perez on Seeking Alpha | April 26, 2021

Mercury Insurance Reduces Rates for Auto Insurance in Arizona

Mercury Insurance today announced that its auto insurance rates for Arizona drivers are being reduced by an average of 5 percent. The reduction immediately applies to new customers and policy renewals beginning March 26, and will save Mercury policyholders an average of $84 a year.

Yahoo | March 26, 2021

If You Had Bought Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) Stock A Year Ago, You Could Pocket A 58% Gain Today

These days it's easy to simply buy an index fund, and your returns should (roughly) match the market. But you can...

Yahoo | March 9, 2021

Mercury General Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Results and Declares Quarterly Dividend

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury General Corporation (NYSE: MCY) reported today the fourth quarter and fiscal 2020 results: Consolidated Highlights Three Months Ended December 31, Change Twelve Months Ended December 31, Change 2020 2019 $ % 2020 2019 $ % (000's except…

PR Newswire | February 16, 2021

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MCY Price Returns

1-mo 2.22%
3-mo 16.79%
6-mo 48.66%
1-year 86.06%
3-year 65.16%
5-year 60.59%
YTD 26.38%
2020 13.43%
2019 -1.23%
2018 1.67%
2017 -7.23%
2016 35.26%

MCY Dividends

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