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NYSE:MRK - Merck & Co., Inc. Stock Price, Forecast & News

$76.95
+5.22 (+7.28 %)
(As of 03/31/2020 02:39 AM ET)
Today's Range
$72.88
Now: $76.95
$77.59
50-Day Range
$66.40
MA: $78.40
$85.66
52-Week Range
$65.25
Now: $76.95
$92.64
Volume15.08 million shs
Average Volume18.06 million shs
Market Capitalization$195.17 billion
P/E Ratio20.20
Dividend Yield3.40%
Beta0.69
Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services, and Alliances. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, intra-abdominal, fungal infection, insomnia, and inflammatory diseases. It also provides neuromuscular blocking agents; cholesterol modifying medicines; and anti-bacterial and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat non-small-cell lung, ovarian and breast, thyroid, and cervical cancer, as well as brain tumors; and prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus, as well as offers vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it provides antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, bovine, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments; diabetes mellitus treatment and anthelmintic products; products to treat fleas and ticks in dogs and cats; fertility management products for horses; vaccines for dogs, cats, and horses; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It has collaborations with AstraZeneca PLC; Bayer AG; and Eisai Co., Ltd. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, and managed health care providers. Merck & Co., Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryPharmaceuticals
SectorMedical
CUSIP58933Y10
Phone908-740-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$46.84 billion
Cash Flow$7.18 per share
Book Value$10.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income$9.84 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees71,000
Outstanding Shares2,536,270,000
Market Cap$195.17 billion
Next Earnings Date4/28/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MRK stock has decreased by 2.9% and is now trading at $76.95. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Merck & Co., Inc.?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Merck & Co., Inc. in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Merck & Co., Inc..

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

Merck & Co., Inc. is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 28th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Merck & Co., Inc..

How can I listen to Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings call?

Merck & Co., Inc. will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 28th 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 5th. The company reported $1.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $11.87 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.71 billion. Merck & Co., Inc. had a net margin of 21.01% and a return on equity of 49.41%. The firm's revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.04 earnings per share. View Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings history.

How often does Merck & Co., Inc. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc. announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 29th. Investors of record on Monday, March 16th will be given a dividend of $0.61 per share on Tuesday, April 7th. This represents a $2.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 13th. View Merck & Co., Inc.'s dividend history.

How will Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock buyback program work?

Merck & Co., Inc. announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, October 25th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $10,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 5.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has Merck & Co., Inc. issued on next quarter's earnings?

Merck & Co., Inc. updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 5th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.62-5.77 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.54. The company issued revenue guidance of $48.8-50.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $48.65 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MRK?

16 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Merck & Co., Inc.'s shares. Their forecasts range from $84.00 to $105.00. On average, they expect Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock price to reach $94.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 22.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Merck & Co., Inc..

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Merck & Co., Inc. stock:
  • 1. Mizuho analysts commented, "We like shares of MRK driven by KEYTRUDA’s penetration of global markets in multiple indications, which we believe will drive P&L transformation. While KEYTRUDA is growing in dominance, both in the market and on MRK’s P&L, we see MRK as having considerable runway (2028 LOE) to address concerns regarding concentration of revenue." (9/8/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Merck’s new products like Keytruda, Lynparza, and Bridion are contributing meaningfully to the top line. Keytruda sales are gaining momentum with approval for additional indications, especially in the first-line lung cancer setting. Keytruda has strong growth prospects based on increased utilization, recent approvals for new indications and potential additional approvals worldwide. Animal health and vaccine products are also performing strongly and remain core growth drivers for Merck. The company will continue to focus on cost-cutting initiatives to drive the bottom line. However, generic competition for several drugs and pricing pressure will continue to be overhangs on the top line. Rising competitive pressure on the diabetes franchise and products like Isentress (HIV), Zepatier (HCV) and Zostavax (vaccine) remains a concern. Merck’s shares have outperformed the industry this year. " (4/1/2019)

Has Merck & Co., Inc. been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about MRK stock has trended very negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Merck & Co., Inc. earned a media sentiment score of -3.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutMerck & Co., Inc..

Are investors shorting Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc. saw a drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 18,162,700 shares, a drop of 12.6% from the February 27th total of 20,780,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 10,770,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.7 days. Currently, 0.7% of the company's stock are sold short. View Merck & Co., Inc.'s Current Options Chain.

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 AT&T (T), Pfizer (PFE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Walt Disney (DIS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), Verizon Communications (VZ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), AbbVie (ABBV) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

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 64)
  • Mr. Robert M. Davis, Exec. VP of Global Services & CFO (Age 52)
  • Ms. Jennifer L. Zachary, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 41)
  • Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter, Exec. VP & Pres of Merck Research Laboratories (Age 67)
  • Mr. Adam H. Schechter, Special Advisor (Age 54)

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

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

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 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 $76.95.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $195.17 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. View additional information about Merck & Co., Inc..

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

The official website for Merck & Co., Inc. is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE MRK)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  839 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  824 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,663
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Merck & Co., Inc. and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MRK will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MRK will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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