NASDAQ:MERC - Mercer International Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$11.91 -0.49 (-3.95 %)
(As of 11/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$12.40
Today's Range$11.86 - $12.27
52-Week Range$11.86 - $19.14
Volume228,153 shs
Average Volume233,189 shs
Market Capitalization$831.97 million
P/E Ratio6.65
Dividend Yield3.92%
Beta1.59
Mercer International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood Kraft (NBSK) pulp in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Pulp and Wood Products. It produces NBSK pulp primarily from wood chips and pulp logs; carbon neutral or green energy using carbon-neutral bio-fuels, such as black liquor and wood waste; and tall oil for use as a chemical additive and green energy source. The company also generates and sells green energy produced from bio-mass cogeneration power plant to third party utilities. In addition, it manufactures, distributes, and sells lumber and other wood residuals. The company sells its pulp to tissue, specialty papers, printing and writing paper, and other manufacturers; and wood products to distributors, construction firms, secondary manufacturers, retail yards, and home centers. Mercer International Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Pulp mills
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MERC
Previous Symbol
CUSIPN/A
Phone206-674-4639

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.29
Current Ratio3.88
Quick Ratio2.57

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio6.65
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Price / Sales0.66
Cash Flow$2.2345 per share
Price / Cash5.33
Book Value$8.47 per share
Price / Book1.41

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$70.48 million
Net Margins9.06%
Return on Equity22.34%
Return on Assets7.96%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,840
Outstanding Shares65,200,000
Market Cap$831.97 million
OptionableOptionable

Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mercer International's stock symbol?

Mercer International trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MERC."

How often does Mercer International pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Mercer International?

Mercer International declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 13th will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share on Thursday, December 20th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 12th. View Mercer International's Dividend History.

How were Mercer International's earnings last quarter?

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The basic materials company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.11. The basic materials company earned $331.06 million during the quarter. Mercer International had a net margin of 9.06% and a return on equity of 22.34%. View Mercer International's Earnings History.

When is Mercer International's next earnings date?

Mercer International is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Mercer International.

What price target have analysts set for MERC?

4 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Mercer International's stock. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $25.00. On average, they expect Mercer International's share price to reach $22.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 90.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Mercer International.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Mercer International?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Mercer International in the last year. There are currently 3 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Mercer International.

Has Mercer International been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about MERC stock has been trending very positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Mercer International earned a media sentiment score of 3.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Mercer International's key competitors?

Who are Mercer International's key executives?

Mercer International's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jimmy S. H. Lee, Exec. Chairman (Age 61)
  • Mr. David M. Gandossi, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. David K. Ure, CFO, Sr. VP of Fin. & Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Wolfram Ridder, VP of Bus. Devel. (Age 56)
  • Mr. Leonhard Nossol, Group Controller for Europe (Age 60)

Who are Mercer International's major shareholders?

Mercer International's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Walthausen & Co. LLC (1.25%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.47%), James Investment Research Inc. (0.41%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.29%), Matarin Capital Management LLC (0.24%) and SG Americas Securities LLC (0.13%). Company insiders that own Mercer International stock include David M Gandossi, Eric Lauritzen, James Shepherd, Jimmy S H Lee, Nancy Orr and Peter R Kellogg. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Mercer International.

Which institutional investors are selling Mercer International stock?

MERC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Mercer International company stock in the last year include David M Gandossi, Eric Lauritzen, James Shepherd, Jimmy S H Lee and Nancy Orr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Mercer International.

Which institutional investors are buying Mercer International stock?

MERC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Walthausen & Co. LLC, Matarin Capital Management LLC, James Investment Research Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and Paloma Partners Management Co. View Insider Buying and Selling for Mercer International.

How do I buy shares of Mercer International?

Shares of MERC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Mercer International's stock price today?

One share of MERC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.91.

How big of a company is Mercer International?

Mercer International has a market capitalization of $831.97 million and generates $1.17 billion in revenue each year. Mercer International employs 1,840 workers across the globe.

What is Mercer International's official website?

The official website for Mercer International is http://www.mercerint.com.

How can I contact Mercer International?

Mercer International's mailing address is 700 WEST PENDER STREET SUITE 1120, VANCOUVER A1, 98168. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 206-674-4639.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Mercer International (NASDAQ MERC)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  225 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  306 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  531
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Mercer International and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MERC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MERC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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