Mercer International Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:MERC)

+0.08 (+0.63 %)
(As of 09/22/2019 10:47 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $12.80
50-Day Range
MA: $11.96
52-Week Range
Now: $12.80
Volume196,716 shs
Average Volume239,533 shs
Market Capitalization$840.06 million
P/E Ratio6.53
Dividend Yield4.32%
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pulp mills
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MERC



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.46 billion
Cash Flow$3.4783 per share
Book Value$8.92 per share


Net Income$128.58 million


Market Cap$840.06 million
Next Earnings Date10/24/2019 (Estimated)

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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 Thursday, August 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share on Wednesday, October 2nd. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.59%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 24th. This is an increase from Mercer International's previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. View Mercer International's Dividend History.

How were Mercer International's earnings last quarter?

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.18. The basic materials company had revenue of $425.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $484.77 million. Mercer International had a return on equity of 24.49% and a net margin of 8.96%. Mercer International's revenue was up 22.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.26 EPS. 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, October 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Mercer International.

What price target have analysts set for MERC?

4 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Mercer International's shares. Their predictions range from $14.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Mercer International's share price to reach $17.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 36.7% 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 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Mercer International.

Has Mercer International been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about MERC stock has trended somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Mercer International earned a daily sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Mercer International.

Are investors shorting Mercer International?

Mercer International saw a increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,050,000 shares, an increase of 26.9% from the July 15th total of 2,403,600 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 356,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 8.5 days. Approximately 7.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Mercer International's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Mercer International's key competitors?

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 (CHK), Hecla Mining (HL), Barnes Group (B), Caterpillar (CAT), Teck Resources (TECK), Mercer International (MERC.U), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Cornerstone Total Return Fund (CRF), Ford Motor (F) and SandRidge Permian Trust (PER).

Who are Mercer International's key executives?

Mercer International's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jimmy S. H. Lee, Exec. Chairman (Age 62)
  • Mr. David M. Gandossi, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. David K. Ure, CFO & Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Adolf Koppensteiner, Chief Operating Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. André Listemann, Managing Director of Fin. & Admin. - Stendal

Who are Mercer International's major shareholders?

Mercer International's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include LSV Asset Management (1.07%), Keeley Teton Advisors LLC (0.77%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.60%), Systematic Financial Management LP (0.52%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.27%) and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.18%). Company insiders that own Mercer International stock include David M Gandossi, Eric Lauritzen, James Shepherd, Jimmy S H Lee, Martha A M Morfitt, Nancy Orr and Peter R Kellogg. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Mercer International.

Which major investors are selling Mercer International stock?

MERC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Opus Capital Group LLC, Pinebridge Investments L.P., Paloma Partners Management Co, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group and Schroder Investment Management Group. View Insider Buying and Selling for Mercer International.

Which major investors are buying Mercer International stock?

MERC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Keeley Teton Advisors LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, PVG Asset Management Corp, James Investment Research Inc. and New York State Teachers Retirement System. Company insiders that have bought Mercer International stock in the last two years include Martha A M Morfitt and Peter R Kellogg. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Mercer International's stock price today?

One share of MERC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.80.

How big of a company is Mercer International?

Mercer International has a market capitalization of $840.06 million and generates $1.46 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $128.58 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.96 on an earnings per share basis. Mercer International employs 2,210 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Mercer International.

What is Mercer International's official website?

The official website for Mercer International is

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:  276 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  375 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  651
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 9/22/2019 by Staff

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