Merck & Co. Company Profile (NYSE:MRK)

About Merck & Co.

Merck & Co. logoMerck & Co., Inc. is a global healthcare company. The Company offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. It operates through one segment, Pharmaceutical. The Company's Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells these human health pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed healthcare providers. The Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures and markets animal health products, including vaccines. The Company's animal health products are sold to veterinarians, distributors and animal producers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Industry: Drug Manufacturers - Major
  • Sub-Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MRK
  • CUSIP: 58933Y10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $62.96
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $62.85
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $57.69
  • 52-Week Range: €47.97 - €64.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 34.54
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.66
  • P/E Growth: 2.68
  • Market Cap: $174.10B
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,765,208,000
  • Beta: 0.63
  • Net Margins: 13.01%
  • Return on Equity: 23.41%
  • Return on Assets: 10.45%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.54%
  • Current Ratio: 1.87%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.52%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 12 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.37)
Consensus Price Target: €63.27 (0.49% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/14/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$65.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$60.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$57.00 -> $56.00View Rating Details
9/11/2016Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHold$62.00View Rating Details
9/9/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$66.00 -> $72.00View Rating Details
8/11/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperform$66.00 -> $74.00View Rating Details
8/10/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutral$65.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingNeutral$58.00 -> $62.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$58.00 -> $59.00View Rating Details
8/7/2016Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$62.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$62.00 -> $72.00View Rating Details
7/14/2016Leerink SwannReiterated RatingHold$58.00View Rating Details
6/8/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutral$60.00View Rating Details
5/19/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightView Rating Details
5/12/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/6/2016Societe GeneraleInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
2/5/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHold$56.00View Rating Details
2/3/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
12/18/2015Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
10/2/2014GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutral$65.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/25/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/29/2016Q216$0.91$0.93$9.79 billion$9.84 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.85$0.89$9.45 billion$9.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q415$0.91$0.93$10.32 billion$10.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$0.91$0.96$10.11 billion$10.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$0.80$0.86$9.81 billion$9.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.75$0.85$9.04 billion$9.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q414$0.86$0.87$10.61 billion$10.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q314$0.88$0.90$10.66 billion$10.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$0.80$0.85$10.60 billion$10.93 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114$0.79$0.88$10.44 billion$10.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2014Q413$0.88$0.88$11.39 billion$11.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2013Q313$0.88$0.92$11.19 billion$11.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.82$0.84$11.22 billion$11.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$0.79$0.85$11.09 million$10.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2013Q4 2012$0.81$0.83$11.46 billion$11.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2012Q312$0.92$0.95$11.60 billion$11.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2012$1.02$1.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2012$0.98$0.99ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2012$0.95$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2011$0.91$0.94ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2011$0.94$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2011$0.84$0.92ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2011$0.83$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.74 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.78 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.82$0.87$0.84
Q2 20163$0.92$0.92$0.92
Q3 20162$0.95$0.98$0.97
Q4 20162$0.92$1.01$0.97
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)
Annual Dividend:$1.84
Dividend Yield:2.92%
Dividend Growth:2.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:101.10% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
49.20% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
48.68% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.05%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 72.92%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/1/2016Adam H SchechterEVPSell39,200€62.61€2,454,312.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Clark GolestaniEVPSell3,000€63.03€189,090.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Kenneth C FrazierChairmanSell392,000€61.81€24,229,520.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2016Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell60,000€58.00€3,480,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2016Weir Mirian M GraddickInsiderSell45,000€57.99€2,609,550.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Adam H SchechterEVPSell50,000€57.69€2,884,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Weir Mirian M GraddickInsiderSell30,000€57.49€1,724,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Clark GolestaniEVPSell39,877€54.79€2,184,860.83View SEC Filing  
4/14/2016Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell131,040€56.11€7,352,654.40View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015Wendell P. WeeksDirectorSell5,000€55.53€277,650.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Adele D. AmbroseinsiderSell37,313€55.08€2,055,200.04View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Kenneth C. FrazierCEOSell18,666€54.69€1,020,843.54View SEC Filing  
10/28/2015Peter C. WendellDirectorSell5,000€54.85€274,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Adam H SchechterEVPSell10,634€60.44€642,718.96View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Julie L GerberdingEVPSell38,368€60.99€2,340,064.32View SEC Filing  
5/4/2015Bruce N KuhlikInsiderSell56,064€60.20€3,375,052.80View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Bruce N KuhlikInsiderSell156,902€59.82€9,385,877.64View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Michael J HolstonEVPSell95,624€59.84€5,722,140.16View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell5,164€58.67€302,971.88View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Willie A DeeseInsiderSell135,864€58.56€7,956,195.84View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015Peter C WendellDirectorSell5,000€58.76€293,800.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2015Adam H SchechterEVPSell74,200€62.48€4,636,016.00View SEC Filing  
1/9/2015Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell8,840€62.47€552,234.80View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell9,846€60.00€590,760.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014Bruce N KuhlikInsiderSell50,000€62.00€3,100,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Rochelle B LazarusDirectorSell10,000€59.63€596,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Wendell P WeeksDirectorSell5,000€59.13€295,650.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell10,000€57.98€579,800.00View SEC Filing  
10/10/2014Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell9,895€59.73€591,028.35View SEC Filing  
9/10/2014Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell9,814€60.48€593,550.72View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Adam H SchechterEVPSell22,000€59.70€1,313,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell10,058€57.00€573,306.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Adele D AmbroseInsiderSell28,669€56.64€1,623,812.16View SEC Filing  
7/10/2014Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell9,987€58.03€579,545.61View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014Weir Mirian M GraddickInsiderSell180,047€59.16€10,651,580.52View SEC Filing  
6/27/2014Willie A DeeseInsiderSell72,290€58.26€4,211,615.40View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Kenneth C FrazierCEOSell9,985€58.06€579,729.10View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014Adam SchechterEVPSell10,527€55.91€588,564.57View SEC Filing  
4/10/2014Kenneth FrazierCEOSell10,047€57.24€575,090.28View SEC Filing  
4/4/2014Bruce KuhlikInsiderSell145,225€56.43€8,195,046.75View SEC Filing  
2/14/2014Clark GolestaniEVPSell5,990€55.47€332,265.30View SEC Filing  
2/13/2014Bridgette HellerVPSell43,870€55.04€2,414,604.80View SEC Filing  
2/11/2014Adam SchechterEVPSell18,000€55.61€1,000,980.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2014John CananInsiderSell10,000€55.70€557,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2014Kenneth FrazierCEOSell41,520€54.52€2,263,670.40View SEC Filing  
2/10/2014Peter WendellDirectorSell5,000€54.44€272,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2014Willie DeeseInsiderSell50,000€54.68€2,734,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2013Willie DeeseInsiderSell50,638€48.55€2,458,474.90View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Adele D AmbroseInsiderSell34,208€46.66€1,596,145.28View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Bridgette P HellerVPSell5,404€46.15€249,394.60View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Willie A DeeseInsiderSell62,324€44.26€2,758,460.24View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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