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

$78.41
+0.63 (+0.81 %)
(As of 05/7/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$77.89
$78.66
50-Day Range
$73.68
$79.23
52-Week Range
$71.71
$87.80
Volume11.68 million shs
Average Volume11.87 million shs
Market Capitalization$198.41 billion
P/E Ratio17.35
Dividend Yield3.32%
Beta0.43
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryPharmaceuticals
SectorMedical
CUSIP58933Y10
Phone908-740-4000
Employees73,000
Year Founded1891

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$46.84 billion
Cash Flow$6.37 per share
Book Value$10.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income$9.84 billion

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Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares2,530,388,000
Market Cap$198.41 billion
Next Earnings Date7/30/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 segments. The Pharmaceutical segment offers human health pharmaceutical products in the areas of oncology, hospital acute care, immunology, neuroscience, virology, cardiovascular, diabetes, and women's health, as well as vaccine products. The Animal Health segment provides discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and health management solutions and services, as well as a suite of digitally connected identification, traceability, and monitoring products. The company has collaborations with AstraZeneca PLC; Bayer AG; Eisai Co., Ltd.; and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. 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 an agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to co-develop and co-commercialize long-acting investigational treatment combinations of Lenacapavir and Islatravir in HIV; and a collaboration agreement with Amathus Therapeutics to develop treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Merck & Co., Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.19 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

26th out of 2,036 stocks

Pharmaceutical Preparations Industry

10th out of 770 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Frequently Asked Questions

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

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Merck & Co., Inc. in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Merck & Co., Inc.?

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Are investors shorting Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc. saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 23,740,000 shares, an increase of 30.9% from the March 15th total of 18,140,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,960,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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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 Friday, July 30th 2021.
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How were Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings last quarter?

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 29th. The company reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.23. The company earned $12.08 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.71 billion. Merck & Co., Inc. had a net margin of 24.33% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 53.83%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.50 earnings per share.
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How has Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock price 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. Since then, MRK stock has decreased by 1.1% and is now trading at $78.41.
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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 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.65 per share on Wednesday, April 7th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 12th.
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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 3.32%. 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 FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of 6.480-6.680 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.570. The company issued revenue guidance of $51.80 billion-$53.80 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $52.51 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MRK?

10 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Merck & Co., Inc.'s shares. Their forecasts range from $88.00 to $105.00. On average, they expect Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock price to reach $97.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.3% 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:
  • Mr. Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO & Chairman (Age 66, Pay $4.3M)
  • Mr. Robert M. Davis, Pres (Age 54, Pay $2.29M)
  • Ms. Jennifer L. Zachary, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 43, Pay $1.79M)
  • Mr. Sanat Chattopadhyay, Exec. VP & Pres of Merck Manufacturing Division (Age 61, Pay $1.56M)
  • Ms. Caroline Litchfield, Exec. VP & CFO
  • 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 62)
  • Ms. Jennifer Mauer, VP of Global Communications
  • Mr. Steven C. Mizell, Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 61)

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.

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).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.66%), Swiss National Bank (0.42%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.39%), LSV Asset Management (0.38%), The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (0.36%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.36%). Company insiders that own Merck & Co., Inc. stock include Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Richard R Deluca, 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 BlackRock Inc., Bank of Nova Scotia, Cibc World Markets Corp, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Conning Inc., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, and Unigestion Holding SA. Company insiders that have sold Merck & Co., Inc. company stock in the last year include Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Robert M Davis, and Sanat Chattopadhyay.
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Which major investors are buying Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Smead Capital Management Inc., GSB Wealth Management LLC, Sarasin & Partners LLP, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Wesbanco Bank Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., and D.A. Davidson & CO..
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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 $78.41.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $198.41 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.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. employs 73,000 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 or via email at [email protected]


This page was last updated on 5/10/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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