NYSE:MRK - Merck & Co., Inc. Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$62.94 +0.41 (+0.66 %)
(As of 07/19/2018 09:22 AM ET)
Previous Close$62.53
Today's Range$62.37 - $62.98
52-Week Range$52.83 - $66.41
Volume6.34 million shs
Average Volume8.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$168.59 billion
P/E Ratio15.81
Dividend Yield3.07%
Beta0.77
Merck & Co., Inc. logoMerck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. It operates in four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services, and Alliances. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, and fertility diseases. It also provides neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors, and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. The company also provides companion animal products, such as ointments; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; fluralaner products to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It has collaborations with Pfizer Inc., AstraZeneca PLC, Bayer AG, Eisai Co., Ltd., IO Biotech, and Premier Inc. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryPharmaceuticals
SectorMedical
SymbolNYSE:MRK
CUSIP58933Y10
Phone908-740-4000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.63
Current Ratio1.42
Quick Ratio1.10

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio15.81
Forward P/E Ratio14.91
P/E Growth2.25

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$40.12 billion
Price / Sales4.23
Cash Flow$5.7532 per share
Price / Cash10.94
Book Value$12.69 per share
Price / Book4.96

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.98
Net Income$2.39 billion
Net Margins4.31%
Return on Equity30.93%
Return on Assets12.66%

Miscellaneous

Employees69,000
Outstanding Shares2,696,190,000
Market Cap$168,592.75

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

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 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, May 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share on Monday, July 9th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. 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 approved a share repurchase plan on Saturday, December 2nd 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $10,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $10.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $10.09 billion. Merck & Co., Inc. had a net margin of 4.31% and a return on equity of 30.93%. The company's revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.88 earnings per share. View Merck & Co., Inc.'s Earnings History.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July, 27th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Merck & Co., Inc..

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

Merck & Co., Inc. issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.16-4.28 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.19. The company issued revenue guidance of $41.8-43.0 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $41.86 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MRK?

18 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock. Their forecasts range from $58.83 to $72.00. On average, they anticipate Merck & Co., Inc.'s share price to reach $66.0519 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Merck & Co., Inc..

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Merck & Co., Inc.?

18 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 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

Are investors shorting Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc. saw a decrease in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 17,153,866 shares, a decrease of 21.6% from the June 15th total of 21,867,505 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 11,109,077 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, 0.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Merck & Co., Inc.'s Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Merck & Co., Inc.'s key competitors?

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

Merck & Co., Inc.'s management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 63)
  • Mr. Robert M. Davis, CFO & Exec. VP of Global Services (Age 51)
  • Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter, Exec. VP & Pres of Merck Research Laboratories (Age 66)
  • Mr. Adam H. Schechter, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Human Health (Age 53)
  • Ms. Rita A. Karachun, Principal Accounting Officer, Sr. VP of Fin. & Global Controller (Age 54)

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

News coverage about MRK stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Merck & Co., Inc. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.24 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

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

Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.29%), Swedbank (0.15%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.14%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.08%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.08%) and Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.07%). Company insiders that own Merck & Co., Inc. stock include Adam H Schechter, C Robert Kidder, Clark Golestani, Julie L Gerberding, Kenneth C Frazier, Michael J Holston, Patricia F Russo, Rochelle B Lazarus, Thomas H Glocer, Thomas R Cech, Weir Mirian M Graddick and Wendell P Weeks. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Merck & Co., Inc..

Which institutional investors are selling Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc., Radnor Capital Management LLC, Highland Capital Management LLC, Clinton Group Inc. and Fulton Bank N.A.. Company insiders that have sold Merck & Co., Inc. company stock in the last year include Adam H Schechter, Julie L Gerberding, Michael J Holston, Thomas H Glocer, Weir Mirian M Graddick and Wendell P Weeks. View Insider Buying and Selling for Merck & Co., Inc..

Which institutional investors are buying Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, LGT Capital Partners LTD., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Calamos Advisors LLC, DnB Asset Management AS and Welch & Forbes LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Merck & Co., Inc..

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

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

One share of MRK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $62.94.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $168.59 billion and generates $40.12 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $2.39 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.98 on an earnings per share basis. Merck & Co., Inc. employs 69,000 workers across the globe.

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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  625 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  654 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,279
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This page was last updated on 7/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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