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

$74.17
+1.04 (+1.42 %)
(As of 03/8/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$73.40
Now: $74.17
$75.56
50-Day Range
$72.17
MA: $76.29
$83.38
52-Week Range
$65.25
Now: $74.17
$87.80
Volume14.57 million shs
Average Volume11.09 million shs
Market Capitalization$187.67 billion
P/E Ratio16.41
Dividend Yield3.56%
Beta0.43
Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic for cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, intra-abdominal, fungal infection, insomnia, and inflammatory diseases; neuromuscular blocking agents; cholesterol modifying medicines; and anti-bacterial and vaginal contraceptive products. It provides products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat non-small-cell lung, ovarian and breast, esophageal, thyroid, cervical, and brain cancers; and prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus, as well as vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. In addition, the company offers drugs for hepatocellular and merkel cell carcinoma; antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs for infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, bovine, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticides for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fish. Further, it provides companion animal products; diabetes mellitus treatment and anthelmintic products for dogs and cats; products to treat fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies; horse fertility management products for swine; and dog, cat, and horse vaccines. Additionally, the company offers services and solutions that focus on engagement, clinical, and health analytics. Merck & Co., Inc. has collaborations with AstraZeneca PLC; Bayer AG; Eisai Co., Ltd.; Almac Discovery Ltd.; Skyhawk Therapeutics, Inc.; Ridgeback Biotherapeutics; Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd.; FUJIFILM Corporation; Intec Pharma Ltd.; Transcenta Holding Ltd.; and Janux Therapeutics, Inc. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, and government agencies; managed health care providers; and physicians and physician distributors, veterinarians, and animal producers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
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Merck’s Covid-19 Antiviral Shows Early Promise
March 8, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon
March 7, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryPharmaceuticals
SectorMedical
CUSIP58933Y10
Phone908-740-4000
Employees71,000
Year Founded1891

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$46.84 billion
Cash Flow$6.03 per share
Book Value$10.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income$9.84 billion

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares2,530,316,000
Market Cap$187.67 billion
Next Earnings Date4/29/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.40 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

14th out of 1,971 stocks

Pharmaceutical Preparations Industry

6th out of 772 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.4Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
$74.17
+1.04 (+1.42 %)
(As of 03/8/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Is Merck & Co., Inc. a buy right now?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Merck & Co., Inc. in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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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When is Merck & Co., Inc.'s next earnings date?

Merck & Co., Inc. is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 29th 2021.
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How can I listen to Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings call?

Merck & Co., Inc. will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 29th 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) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 3rd. The company reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $12.51 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.65 billion. Merck & Co., Inc. had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 53.83% and a net margin of 24.33%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.16 earnings per share.
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How has Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock was trading at $79.25 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MRK shares have decreased by 6.4% and is now trading at $74.17.
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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 Wednesday, January 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Wednesday, April 7th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.51%. The ex-dividend date 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 3.56%. 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. issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $6-48-6.68 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.19. The company issued revenue guidance of $51.8-53.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $51.58 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MRK?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month 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 share price to reach $95.36 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 28.6% 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, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 66, Pay $6.64M)
  • Mr. Robert M. Davis, Exec. VP of Global Services & CFO (Age 54, Pay $3.29M)
  • Ms. Jennifer L. Zachary, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 43, Pay $2.47M)
  • Mr. Sanat Chattopadhyay, Exec. VP & Pres of Merck Manufacturing Division (Age 61, Pay $2.01M)
  • 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. Michael T. Nally, Chief Marketing Officer & Exec. VP (Age 45)
  • 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.

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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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Northern Trust Corp (1.30%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.26%), Norges Bank (1.09%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (0.96%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.94%) and Morgan Stanley (0.89%). Company insiders that own Merck & Co., Inc. stock include Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Kenneth C Frazier, Merck & Co, Inc, 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 Janus Henderson Group PLC, Boston Partners, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P., AJO LP, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Merck & Co., Inc. company stock in the last year include Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Robert M Davis, Sanat Chattopadhyay, and Wendell P Weeks.
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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 Norges Bank, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Morgan Stanley, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., American International Group Inc., Lazard Freres Gestion S.A.S., and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
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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 $74.17.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $187.67 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 71,000 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 3/8/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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