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

$73.34
-0.55 (-0.74%)
(As of 12/3/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$72.66
$74.25
50-Day Range
$73.32
$90.54
52-Week Range
$70.89
$91.40
Volume
14.50 million shs
Average Volume
14.84 million shs
Market Capitalization
$185.25 billion
P/E Ratio
25.92
Dividend Yield
3.52%
Beta
0.48
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About Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc. engages in the provision of health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products. It operates through the following segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, and Other. The Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products. The Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets animal health products, such as pharmaceutical and vaccine products, for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in livestock and companion animal species. The Other segment consists of sales for the non-reportable segments of healthcare services. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, NJ.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-Industry
Pharmaceuticals
Sector
Medical
CUSIP
58933Y10
Employees
74,000
Year Founded
1891

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$47.99 billion
Cash Flow
$7.34 per share
Book Value
$14.20 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$7.07 billion
Pretax Margin
20.25%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
2,525,940,000
Free Float
2,517,861,000
Market Cap
$185.25 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend
9/14/2021
Dividend Payable
10/07/2021
Last Earnings
10/27/2021
Today
12/05/2021
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2021
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/03/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

3.48 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

7th out of 1,388 stocks

Pharmaceutical Preparations Industry

1st out of 668 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 4.3Community Rank: 4.5Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












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

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

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Merck & Co., Inc. in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Merck & Co., Inc. stock.
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How has Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock been impacted by COVID-19?

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 shares have decreased by 7.5% and is now trading at $73.34.
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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 3rd 2022.
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How were Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings last quarter?

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 27th. The company reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.55 by $0.20. The firm earned $13.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.32 billion. Merck & Co., Inc. had a net margin of 14.64% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 48.21%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.74 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, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.69 per share on Friday, January 7th. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 14th. This is an increase from Merck & Co., Inc.'s previous quarterly dividend of $0.65.
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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 3.52%. Merck & Co., Inc. has been increasing its dividend for 11 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Merck & Co., Inc. is 91.87%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, Merck & Co., Inc. will have a dividend payout ratio of 37.85% 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 FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.650-$5.700 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.770. The company issued revenue guidance of $47.40 billion-$47.90 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $48.16 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MRK?

12 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Merck & Co., Inc.'s shares. Their forecasts range from $82.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock price to reach $95.27 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 29.9% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Merck & Co., Inc.'s key executives?

Merck & Co., Inc.'s management team includes the following people:
  • Robert M. Davis, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Caroline A. Litchfield, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Sandy Tremps, Vice President-R&D IT CIO
  • Dave Williams, Chief Information & Digital Officer
  • Franklin K. Clyburn, Executive VP & President-Human Health

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.42%), Wellington Management Group LLP (1.96%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.69%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.55%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.16%) and Morgan Stanley (1.03%). 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, Sanat Chattopadhyay and Wendell P Weeks.
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Which major investors are selling Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American International Group Inc., AMF Pensionsforsakring AB, Geode Capital Management LLC, Prospera Financial Services Inc, KBC Group NV, Man Group plc, Hsbc Holdings PLC, and Schroder Investment Management Group. 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 major investors are buying Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB, Invesco Ltd., Capital World Investors, Marathon Asset Mgmt Ltd, Credit Suisse AG, California Public Employees Retirement System, Bank of Nova Scotia, and Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership.
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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 $73.34.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $185.25 billion and generates $47.99 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $7.07 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.83 on an earnings per share basis.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. employs 74,000 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.

Where are Merck & Co., Inc.'s headquarters?

Merck & Co., Inc. is headquartered at 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ, 07033.

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 12/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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