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NASDAQ:MERC

Mercer International - MERC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$15.46
+0.19 (+1.24%)
(As of 08/9/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$15.15
$15.50
50-Day Range
$12.39
$16.44
52-Week Range
$9.51
$17.17
Volume
374,327 shs
Average Volume
321,623 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.02 billion
P/E Ratio
3.38
Dividend Yield
1.96%
Price Target
$20.75

Mercer International MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
34.2% Upside
$20.75 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.99% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.53mentions of Mercer International in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
-14.29%
From $4.06 to $3.48 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.60 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

39th out of 166 stocks

Pulp Mills Industry

1st out of 2 stocks

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About Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) Stock

Mercer International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe, the United States, Asia, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Pulp and Wood Products. It also generates and sells green energy produced from biomass cogeneration power plant to third party utilities. In addition, the company manufactures, distributes, and sells lumber and other wood residuals. Further, it produces NBSK pulp primarily from wood chips, pulp logs, and sawlogs; 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 sells its pulp to tissue, specialty paper, and printing and writing paper, and other 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.

Mercer International Stock Performance

NASDAQ:MERC opened at $15.46 on Wednesday. Mercer International has a 1-year low of $9.51 and a 1-year high of $17.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.66, a current ratio of 4.27 and a quick ratio of 2.99. The business has a 50 day moving average of $14.47 and a 200 day moving average of $14.21. The company has a market capitalization of $1.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.38 and a beta of 1.45.

Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC - Get Rating) (TSE:MRI.U) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The basic materials company reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.99 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $572.33 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $484.73 million. Mercer International had a net margin of 14.11% and a return on equity of 42.77%. The firm's revenue was up 42.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.32 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Mercer International will post 4.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Mercer International Announces Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 28th will be paid a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 27th. Mercer International's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 6.56%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Raymond James raised their price objective on shares of Mercer International from $20.00 to $24.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on Mercer International from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. TD Securities boosted their target price on Mercer International from $16.50 to $18.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on Mercer International from $19.00 to $21.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $20.75.

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MERC Stock News Headlines

Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) PT Raised to $20.00
Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) Shares Down 5%
Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) PT Raised to $24.00
Mercer Acquires Wood Pallet Producer HIT For ~$275M
3 Top-Ranked Small-Caps up Double-Digits in 2022
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MERC Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 7/7 Dividend
6/28/2022
Dividend Payable
7/07/2022
Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Today
8/09/2022
Ex-Dividend for 10/5 Dividend
9/27/2022
Dividend Payable
10/05/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Pulp mills
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:MERC
Employees
2,415
Year Founded
1968

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$20.75
High Stock Price Forecast
$24.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$18.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+34.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.75
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$170.99 million
Pretax Margin
20.36%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.80 billion
Cash Flow
$5.07 per share
Book Value
$10.51 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
63,322,000
Market Cap
$1.02 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.45

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Jimmy S. H. Lee B.Sc. (Age 65)
    Exec. Chairman
    Comp: $1.48M
  • Mr. David K. Ure (Age 55)
    Exec. VP, CFO & Sec.
    Comp: $788.15k
  • Mr. Adolf Koppensteiner (Age 61)
    Chief Operating Officer
    Comp: $868.03k
  • Mr. David M. Gandossi F.C.A. (Age 64)
    FCPA, Advisor
    Comp: $1.66M
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Bueno (Age 54)
    CEO, Pres & Director
  • Mr. Christoph Grewe-Franze
    Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Brian Merwin (Age 48)
    VP of Corp. Devel.
  • Mr. Guy Arguin
    Chief HR Officer
  • Mr. Roger Ashfield
    Managing Director of Mercer Peace River
  • Bill Adams
    VP of Sustainability & Innovation













MERC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Mercer International stock right now?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Mercer International in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" MERC shares.
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What is Mercer International's stock price forecast for 2022?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Mercer International's shares. Their MERC share price forecasts range from $18.00 to $24.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $20.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 34.2% from the stock's current price.
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How has Mercer International's stock performed in 2022?

Mercer International's stock was trading at $11.99 at the beginning of the year. Since then, MERC shares have increased by 28.9% and is now trading at $15.46.
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When is Mercer International's next earnings date?

Mercer International is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 27th 2022.
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How were Mercer International's earnings last quarter?

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 28th. The basic materials company reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.99 by $0.08. The basic materials company had revenue of $572.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $484.73 million. Mercer International had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 42.77% and a net margin of 14.11%. The business's revenue was up 42.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share.

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

Mercer International announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.075 per share on Wednesday, October 5th. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 27th.
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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 1.96%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 6.56%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MERC will have a dividend payout ratio of 8.62% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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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 Glassdoor.com. 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).

What is Mercer International's stock symbol?

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

Who are Mercer International's major shareholders?

Mercer International's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Merrion Investment Management Co LLC (0.65%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.04%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.02%), SG Americas Securities LLC (0.02%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.02%) and Walleye Trading LLC (0.00%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan C Wallace, Alice Laberge, Eric Xavier Heine, Martha A M Morfitt and Peter R Kellogg.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Mercer International's stock price today?

One share of MERC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.46.

How much money does Mercer International make?

Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC) has a market capitalization of $1.02 billion and generates $1.80 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $170.99 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.57 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Mercer International have?

Mercer International employs 2,415 workers across the globe.

When was Mercer International founded?

Mercer International was founded in 1968.

How can I contact Mercer International?

Mercer International's mailing address is 700 WEST PENDER STREET SUITE 1120, VANCOUVER A1, 98168. The official website for the company is mercerint.com. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at (604) 684-1099 or via fax at 604-684-1094.

This page (NASDAQ:MERC) was last updated on 8/10/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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