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Mercer International (MERC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.06 (-0.62%)
(As of 03:03 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
92,378 shs
Average Volume
243,252 shs
Market Capitalization
$640.42 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Mercer International MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.00 Rating Score
1.5% Upside
$9.67 Price Target
Short Interest
3.35% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
-0.03mentions of Mercer International in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From ($0.56) to $0.50 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

0.81 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

155th out of 170 stocks

Pulp Mills Industry

2nd out of 2 stocks

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About Mercer International Stock (NASDAQ:MERC)

Mercer International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) and northern bleached hardwood kraft (NBHK) pulp worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Pulp and Solid Wood. It manufactures, sells, and distributes pulp, electricity, and chemicals through pulp mills. The company also manufactures, distributes, and sells lumber, cross-laminated timber, finger joint lumber, glue-laminated timber, wood pallets, electricity, biofuels, and wood residuals. In addition, it generates and sells green energy produced from biomass cogeneration power plant to third party. Further, it produces and sells NBSK pulp manufactured from softwood; green energy using carbon-neutral biofuels, such as black liquor and wood waste; tall oil from black liquor for use as a chemical additive and green energy source; bio extractives and biomaterials, including lignin, turpentine, cellulose filaments, and sandalwood oil; and biofuels; as well as provides transportation and logistics services. The company sells its pulp to pulp markets, integrated paper and paperboard manufacturers; and lumber 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.

MERC Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Pulp mills
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
6 Analysts


Net Income
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.99 billion
Book Value
$8.58 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$644.43 million

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Juan Carlos Bueno (Age 56)
    CEO, President & Director
    Comp: $1.63M
  • Mr. Jimmy S. H. Lee B.Sc. (Age 67)
    Chairman Emeritus
    Comp: $1.01M
  • Mr. Richard George Short (Age 56)
    CFO & Secretary
    Comp: $604.9k
  • Mr. Adolf Koppensteiner (Age 62)
    Chief Operating Officer
    Comp: $763.11k
  • Mr. Guy Arguin (Age 59)
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Comp: $720.77k
  • Mr. Alistair Skey
    Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Shahed Tootoonian
    Vice President of Corporate Development
  • Mr. Wolfram Ridder (Age 62)
    Senior Vice President of Innovation & Government Relations
    Comp: $651.31k
  • Mr. Leonhard Nossol (Age 66)
    Managing Director of Mercer Celgar
    Comp: $453.79k
  • Mr. Brian Merwin (Age 50)
    Senior Vice President of Mass Timber

MERC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Mercer International stock right now?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Mercer International in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" MERC shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in MERC, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Mercer International's stock price target for 2024?

6 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Mercer International's stock. Their MERC share price targets range from $9.00 to $10.50. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $9.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have MERC shares performed in 2024?

Mercer International's stock was trading at $9.48 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, MERC shares have increased by 0.4% and is now trading at $9.52.
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When is Mercer International's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 1st 2024.
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How were Mercer International's earnings last quarter?

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter. The basic materials company earned $553.43 million during the quarter. Mercer International had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 26.21% and a negative net margin of 11.27%.

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

Mercer International announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.075 per share on Wednesday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 26th.
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Is Mercer International a good dividend stock?

Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.01%.
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What is Jimmy S. H. Lee's approval rating as Mercer International's CEO?

1 employees have rated Mercer International Chief Executive Officer Jimmy S. H. Lee on Jimmy S. H. Lee has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Jimmy S. H. Lee in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Mercer International own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Mercer International investors own include Chesapeake Energy (CHKAQ), Hecla Mining (HL), Barnes Group (B), Caterpillar (CAT), Energy Transfer (ET), AT&T (T), Teck Resources (TECK), CVS Health (CVS), Ford Motor (F) and Domtar (UFS).

Who are Mercer International's major shareholders?

Mercer International's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Keeley Teton Advisors LLC (0.42%), SG Americas Securities LLC (0.08%), Everence Capital Management Inc. (0.04%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.03%), Comerica Bank (0.03%) and Simplex Trading LLC (0.00%). Insiders that own company stock include Eric Xavier Heine, Keith Purchase, Peter R Kellogg and Rainer Rettig.
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How do I buy shares of Mercer International?

Shares of MERC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:MERC) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by Staff

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