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NYSE:MRK

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$94.24
+1.92 (+2.08%)
(As of 05/17/2022 12:28 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$91.52
$94.30
50-Day Range
$77.78
$92.32
52-Week Range
$70.89
$92.87
Volume
559,956 shs
Average Volume
11.36 million shs
Market Capitalization
$238.31 billion
P/E Ratio
16.86
Dividend Yield
3.05%
Beta
0.37
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About Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc. operates as a healthcare company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Pharmaceutical and Animal Health. The Pharmaceutical segment offers human health pharmaceutical products in the areas of oncology, hospital acute care, immunology, neuroscience, virology, cardiovascular, and diabetes, as well as vaccine products, such as preventive pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. The Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and health management solutions and services, as well as digitally connected identification, traceability, and monitoring products. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, and government agencies; managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, and other institutions; and physicians and physician distributors, veterinarians, and animal producers. The company has collaborations with AstraZeneca PLC; Bayer AG; Eisai Co., Ltd.; Ridgeback Biotherapeutics; and Gilead Sciences, Inc. to jointly develop and commercialize long-acting treatments in HIV. Merck & Co., Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Headlines

COVID-19 treatment, Keytruda boost drugmaker Merck in Q1
Merck soared past first-quarter expectations, helped by sales of its long-standing blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda and a new COVID-19 treatment that also topped forecasts
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Trading Down 1.4%
Analyzing Merck & Co's Short Interest
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-Industry
Pharmaceuticals
Sector
Medical
CUSIP
58933Y10
Employees
68,000
Year Founded
1891

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$48.70 billion
Cash Flow
$7.63 per share
Book Value
$15.14 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$13.05 billion
Pretax Margin
28.30%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
2,528,800,000
Free Float
2,521,471,000
Market Cap
$238.31 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/7 Dividend
3/14/2022
Dividend Payable
4/07/2022
Last Earnings
4/28/2022
Today
5/17/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/04/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.33 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

239th out of 1,423 stocks

Pharmaceutical Preparations Industry

92nd out of 678 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 4.5Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -













Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Merck & Co., Inc. a buy right now?

15 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Merck & Co., Inc. in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings, 7 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Merck & Co., Inc. stock.
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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, August 4th 2022.
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How were Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings last quarter?

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) released its earnings results on Thursday, April, 28th. The company reported $2.14 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.83 by $0.31. The company had revenue of $15.90 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.64 billion. Merck & Co., Inc. had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 49.57% and a net margin of 26.27%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 31.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.40 EPS.
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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, January 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.69 per share on Thursday, April 7th. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 14th.
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Is Merck & Co., Inc. a good dividend stock?

Merck & Co., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.05%. Merck & Co., Inc. has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Merck & Co., Inc. is 49.37%. 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 38.28% 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. issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 9th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $7.24-$7.36 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $7.24. The company issued revenue guidance of $56.90 billion-$58.10 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $57.35 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MRK?

15 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect Merck & Co., Inc.'s share price to reach $91.27 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.2%.
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Who are Merck & Co., Inc.'s key executives?
Merck & Co., Inc.'s management team includes the following people:
What is Kenneth C. Frazier's approval rating as Merck & Co., Inc.'s CEO?

1,343 employees have rated Merck & Co., Inc. CEO Kenneth C. Frazier on Glassdoor.com. Kenneth C. Frazier has an approval rating of 94% among Merck & Co., Inc.'s employees. This puts Kenneth C. Frazier in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), Verizon Communications (VZ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), AbbVie (ABBV) and Home Depot (HD).

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.55%), BlackRock Inc. (8.07%), State Street Corp (4.68%), Wellington Management Group LLP (1.81%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.30%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.19%). Company insiders that own Merck & Co., Inc. stock include Caroline Litchfield, Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Kenneth C Frazier, Richard R Deluca, Rita A Karachun, Robert M Davis and Sanat Chattopadhyay.
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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 Wellington Management Group LLP, Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto Dominion Bank, First Trust Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Bahl & Gaynor Inc., and Acadian Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Merck & Co., Inc. company stock in the last year include Caroline Litchfield, Frank Clyburn, Kenneth C Frazier, Richard R Deluca, Rita A Karachun, and Sanat Chattopadhyay.
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Which institutional investors are buying Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Swiss National Bank, and Capital Wealth Planning LLC.
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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.
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What is Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock price today?

One share of MRK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $94.24.

How much money does Merck & Co., Inc. make?

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $238.31 billion and generates $48.70 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $13.05 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.59 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Merck & Co., Inc. have?

Merck & Co., Inc. employs 68,000 workers across the globe.

When was Merck & Co., Inc. founded?

Merck & Co., Inc. was founded in 1891.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 908-735-1253.

This page was last updated on 5/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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