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Relatively Low Forward Earnings Yield Detected in Shares of eHealth in the Insurance Brokers Industry (EHTH, BRO, MMC, WSH, AJG)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Insurance Brokers industry with the lowest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

eHealth ranks lowest with a forward earnings yield of 3.8%. Brown & Brown is next with a forward earnings yield of 4.5%. Marsh & McLennan ranks third lowest with a forward earnings yield of 4.5%.

Willis Group follows with a forward earnings yield of 5.4%, and Arthur J Gallagher rounds out the bottom five with a forward earnings yield of 5.4%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of eHealth on April 29th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $10.86. Since that recommendation, shares of eHealth have risen 34.0%. We continue to monitor eHealth for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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