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

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$14.65 -0.07 (-0.48 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$14.72
Today's Range$14.63 - $14.91
52-Week Range$9.36 - $19.14
Volume213,500 shs
Average Volume713,400 shs
Market Capitalization$955.21 million
P/E Ratio7.77
Dividend Yield3.40%
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 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

Industry Pulp mills
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MERC



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.46 billion
Cash Flow$3.3295 per share
Book Value$8.92 per share


Net Income$128.58 million


Market Cap$955.21 million
Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Estimated)

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, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share on Wednesday, April 3rd. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.41%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 26th. View Mercer International's Dividend History.

How were Mercer International's earnings last quarter?

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) issued its earnings results on Thursday, February, 14th. The basic materials company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.03. The basic materials company earned $412.25 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $395.77 million. Mercer International had a return on equity of 22.62% and a net margin of 8.82%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 24.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.64 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, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Mercer International.

What price target have analysts set for MERC?

4 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Mercer International's shares. Their predictions range from $18.00 to $25.00. On average, they anticipate Mercer International's stock price to reach $20.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 38.8% 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 3 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?

Media headlines about MERC stock have trended positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Mercer International earned a news sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Mercer International?

Mercer International saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,921,323 shares, an increase of 1,555.6% from the January 15th total of 116,051 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,605,110 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 days. Currently, 4.8% of the company's stock are sold short. 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?

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, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. David K. Ure, CFO, Sr. VP of Fin. & Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Wolfram Ridder, VP of Bus. Devel. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Leonhard Nossol, Group Controller for Europe (Age 61)

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 Walthausen & Co. LLC (1.37%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.76%), Meritage Portfolio Management (0.26%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.26%), Opus Capital Group LLC (0.26%) and Keeley Teton Advisors LLC (0.24%). 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 James Investment Research Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Geode Capital Management LLC, Paloma Partners Management Co, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Nordea Investment Management AB, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC. Company insiders that have sold Mercer International company stock in the last year include Eric Lauritzen, James Shepherd 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 Meritage Portfolio Management, Walthausen & Co. LLC, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, United Services Automobile Association, Opus Capital Group LLC, Bessemer Group Inc. and Renaissance Group 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 $14.65.

How big of a company is Mercer International?

Mercer International has a market capitalization of $955.21 million and generates $1.46 billion in revenue each year. Mercer International employs 1,840 workers across the globe.

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:  239 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  321 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  560
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 2/22/2019 by Staff

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