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

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$17.40 +0.15 (+0.87 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 03:45 AM ET)
Previous Close$17.25
Today's Range$17.20 - $17.60
52-Week Range$10.45 - $18.75
Volume203,900 shs
Average Volume202,257 shs
Market Capitalization$1.15 billion
P/E Ratio10.96
Dividend Yield2.90%
Mercer International logoMercer 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
SectorBasic Materials


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.37
Current Ratio3.51
Quick Ratio2.51


Trailing P/E Ratio10.96
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Price / Sales0.97
Cash Flow$2.3609 per share
Price / Cash7.37
Book Value$8.47 per share
Price / Book2.05


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$70.48 million
Net Margins7.75%
Return on Equity19.39%
Return on Assets6.86%


Outstanding Shares65,200,000
Market Cap$1.15 billion

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, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 26th will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share on Wednesday, October 3rd. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.87%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 25th. View Mercer International's Dividend History.

How were Mercer International's earnings last quarter?

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 26th. The basic materials company reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.08. The basic materials company had revenue of $346.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $357.65 million. Mercer International had a return on equity of 19.39% and a net margin of 7.75%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. 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, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Mercer International.

What price target have analysts set for MERC?

5 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Mercer International's stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Mercer International's stock price to reach $19.1250 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Mercer International.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Mercer International?

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

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 & Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Wolfram Ridder, VP of Bus. Devel. (Age 56)
  • Mr. Leonhard Nossol, Group Controller for Europe (Age 60)

Has Mercer International been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about MERC stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mercer International earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 43.91 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Mercer International.

Who are Mercer International's major shareholders?

Mercer International's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Portolan Capital Management LLC (0.50%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.45%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.31%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.24%), Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt (0.03%) and Paloma Partners Management Co (0.03%). 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 major investors are selling Mercer International stock?

MERC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 major investors are buying Mercer International stock?

MERC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Portolan Capital Management LLC, Paloma Partners Management Co, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt and United Services Automobile Association. 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 $17.40.

How big of a company is Mercer International?

Mercer International has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion and generates $1.17 billion in revenue each year. Mercer International employs 1,840 workers across the globe.

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:  203 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  280 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  483
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 8/21/2018 by Staff

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