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Merck & Co., Inc. Stock Forecast, Price & News

$83.38
+1.21 (+1.47 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$81.56
Now: $83.38
$83.50
50-Day Range
$79.29
MA: $81.50
$85.00
52-Week Range
$65.25
Now: $83.38
$92.06
Volume9.74 million shs
Average Volume10.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$210.95 billion
P/E Ratio18.45
Dividend Yield3.12%
Beta0.43
Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents for cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, intra-abdominal, fungal infection, insomnia, and inflammatory diseases; neuromuscular blocking agents; cholesterol modifying medicines; and anti-bacterial and vaginal contraceptive products. It provides products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat non-small-cell lung, ovarian and breast, esophageal, thyroid, cervical, and brain cancers; and prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus, as well as vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. In addition, the company offers drugs for hepatocellular and merkel cell carcinoma; antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs for infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, bovine, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticides for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fish. Further, it provides companion animal products; diabetes mellitus treatment and anthelmintic products for dogs and cats; products to treat fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies; horse fertility management products for swine; and dog, cat, and horse vaccines. Additionally, the company offers services and solutions that focus on engagement, clinical, and health analytics. Merck & Co., Inc. has collaborations with AstraZeneca PLC; Bayer AG; Eisai Co., Ltd.; Almac Discovery Ltd.; Skyhawk Therapeutics, Inc.; Ridgeback Biotherapeutics; Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd.; FUJIFILM Corporation; Intec Pharma Ltd.; and Transcenta Holding Ltd. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, and government agencies; managed health care providers; and physicians and physician distributors, veterinarians, and animal producers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.19 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

21st out of 1,556 stocks

Pharmaceutical Preparations Industry

9th out of 638 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryPharmaceuticals
SectorMedical
CUSIP58933Y10
Phone908-740-4000
Employees71,000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$46.84 billion
Cash Flow$6.77 per share
Book Value$10.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income$9.84 billion

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares2,530,034,000
Market Cap$210.95 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$83.38
+1.21 (+1.47 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock was trading at $79.25 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MRK shares have increased by 5.2% and is now trading at $83.38.
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Is Merck & Co., Inc. a buy right now?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Merck & Co., Inc. in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Merck & Co., Inc. stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Merck & Co., Inc.?

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When is Merck & Co., Inc.'s next earnings date?

Merck & Co., Inc. is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 4th 2021.
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How can I listen to Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings call?

Merck & Co., Inc. will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 4th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings last quarter?

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 27th. The company reported $1.74 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.30. The firm had revenue of $12.55 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.21 billion. Merck & Co., Inc. had a return on equity of 53.83% and a net margin of 24.33%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.51 earnings per share.
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How often does Merck & Co., Inc. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc. declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, January 8th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 14th. This is a boost from Merck & Co., Inc.'s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61.
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Is Merck & Co., Inc. a good dividend stock?

Merck & Co., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.12%. Merck & Co., Inc. does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Merck & Co., Inc. is 50.10%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Merck & Co., Inc. will have a dividend payout ratio of 42.83% next year. This indicates that Merck & Co., Inc. will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Merck & Co., Inc. issued on next quarter's earnings?

Merck & Co., Inc. updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.91-6.01 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.54. The company issued revenue guidance of $47.6-48.6 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $48.01 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MRK?

14 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock. Their forecasts range from $88.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Merck & Co., Inc.'s share price to reach $95.36 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.4% from the stock's current price.
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Who are some of Merck & Co., Inc.'s key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Merck & Co., Inc. own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Merck & Co., Inc. investors own include Pfizer (PFE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), The Walt Disney (DIS), Verizon Communications (VZ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), AbbVie (ABBV) and The Home Depot (HD).

Who are Merck & Co., Inc.'s key executives?

Merck & Co., Inc.'s management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 65, Pay $6.64M)
  • Mr. Robert M. Davis, Exec. VP of Global Services & CFO (Age 53, Pay $3.29M)
  • Ms. Jennifer L. Zachary, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 42, Pay $2.47M)
  • Mr. Sanat Chattopadhyay, Exec. VP & Pres of Merck Manufacturing Division (Age 60, Pay $2.01M)
  • Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter, Exec. VP & Pres of Merck Research Laboratories (Age 68, Pay $3.55M)
  • Mr. David Michael Williams, Chief Information & Digital Officer
  • Mr. Peter Dannenbaum CFA, VP of Investor Relations
  • Michael W. Fleming, Sr. VP and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (Age 61)
  • Ms. Jennifer Mauer, VP of Global Communications
  • Mr. Michael T. Nally, Chief Marketing Officer & Exec. VP (Age 44)

What is Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock symbol?

Merck & Co., Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MRK."

Who are Merck & Co., Inc.'s major shareholders?

Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Radnor Capital Management LLC (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.03%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.03%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.02%) and Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.02%). Company insiders that own Merck & Co., Inc. stock include Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Kenneth C Frazier, Leslie A Brun, Merck & Co, Inc, Richard R Deluca, Rita A Karachun, Robert M Davis, Sanat Chattopadhyay, Thomas H Glocer and Wendell P Weeks.
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Which institutional investors are selling Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Hexavest Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Chemung Canal Trust Co., Abner Herrman & Brock LLC, Park National Corp OH, Arden Trust Co, and NuWave Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Merck & Co., Inc. company stock in the last year include Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Robert M Davis, Sanat Chattopadhyay, and Wendell P Weeks.
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Which institutional investors are buying Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Radnor Capital Management LLC, Donaldson Capital Management LLC, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Founders Capital Management LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Founders Capital Management, Lavaca Capital LLC, and Pioneer Trust Bank N A OR.
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How do I buy shares of Merck & Co., Inc.?

Shares of MRK can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock price today?

One share of MRK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.38.

How big of a company is Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $210.95 billion and generates $46.84 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $9.84 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.19 on an earnings per share basis. Merck & Co., Inc. employs 71,000 workers across the globe.

What is Merck & Co., Inc.'s official website?

The official website for Merck & Co., Inc. is www.merck.com.

How can I contact Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc.'s mailing address is 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ, 07033. The company can be reached via phone at 908-740-4000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 1/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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