NASDAQ:MERC - Mercer International Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $14.43 -0.94 (-6.12 %) (As of 05/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$15.37Today's Range$14.35 - $15.3752-Week Range$9.36 - $19.14Volume467,200 shsAverage Volume464,273 shsMarket Capitalization$947.34 millionP/E Ratio7.36Dividend Yield3.25%Beta1.84 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 paper, and printing and writing paper 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. Receive MERC News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for MERC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Pulp mills Sub-IndustryN/A SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNASDAQ:MERC Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK1333274 Webhttp://www.mercerint.com/ Phone206-674-4639Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.68 Current Ratio3.98 Quick Ratio2.65Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.36 Forward P/E Ratio6.14 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.46 billion Price / Sales0.65 Cash Flow$3.1714 per share Price / Cash Flow4.55 Book Value$9.45 per share Price / Book1.53Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.96 Net Income$128.58 million Net Margins9.82% Return on Equity26.76% Return on Assets8.77%Miscellaneous Employees2,210 Outstanding Shares65,651,000Market Cap$947.34 million Next Earnings Date7/25/2019 (Estimated) 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, May 3rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.1375 per share on Wednesday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 21st. This is an increase from Mercer International's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. View Mercer International's Dividend History. How were Mercer International's earnings last quarter? Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.78 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.06. The basic materials company earned $484 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $476.87 million. Mercer International had a return on equity of 26.76% and a net margin of 9.82%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 31.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.82 earnings per share. 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, July 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Mercer International. What price target have analysts set for MERC? 3 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Mercer International's stock. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Mercer International's share price to reach $22.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 52.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Mercer International. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Mercer International? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Mercer International in the last year. There are currently 2 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 somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Mercer International earned a media sentiment score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely 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? Some companies that are related to Mercer International include Whitehaven Coal (WHC), Cameco (CCJ), Kinross Gold (KGC), West Fraser Timber (WFT), Chemours (CC), Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (BVN), Polymetal International (POLY), Iluka Resources (ILU), Univar (UNVR), Ingevity (NGVT), BRP (DOO), Olin (OLN), Methanex (MEOH), Domtar (UFS) and Wacker Chemie (WCH). 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Iat Reinsurance Co. LTD. (24.89%), Walthausen & Co. LLC (1.35%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.67%), Systematic Financial Management LP (0.48%), Kennedy Capital Management Inc. (0.21%) and Keeley Teton Advisors LLC (0.19%). 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 Iat Reinsurance Co. LTD., Opus Capital Group LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Keeley Teton Advisors LLC, James Investment Research Inc., Nordea Investment Management AB and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Arizona State Retirement System, Rhumbline Advisers, Comerica Bank, Pinebridge Investments L.P., Systematic Financial Management LP, New York State Teachers Retirement System and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. 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 $14.43. How big of a company is Mercer International? Mercer International has a market capitalization of $947.34 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. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 257 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 341 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 598MarketBeat'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. 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