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NYSE:MRK

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

$81.83
+0.28 (+0.34 %)
(As of 12/2/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$81.29
Now: $81.83
$82.74
50-Day Range
$75.21
MA: $79.51
$81.55
52-Week Range
$65.25
Now: $81.83
$92.64
Volume5.53 million shs
Average Volume10.39 million shs
Market Capitalization$207.03 billion
P/E Ratio18.10
Dividend Yield2.99%
Beta0.42
Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents 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.; and Transcenta Holding Ltd. 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.4Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.40 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$46.84 billion
Cash Flow$6.84 per share
Book Value$11.57 per share

Profitability

Net Income$9.84 billion

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares2,530,034,000
Market Cap$207.03 billion
Next Earnings Date2/3/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$81.83
+0.28 (+0.34 %)
(As of 12/2/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock 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. Since then, MRK shares have increased by 3.3% and is now trading at $81.83.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Merck & Co., Inc.?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Merck & Co., Inc. in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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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 Wednesday, February 3rd 2021.
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How were Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings last quarter?

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 27th. The company reported $1.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.30. The company earned $12.55 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.21 billion. Merck & Co., Inc. had a net margin of 24.33% and a return on equity of 53.83%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.51 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 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, January 8th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 14th. This is an increase from Merck & Co., Inc.'s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61.
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What guidance has Merck & Co., Inc. issued on next quarter's earnings?

Merck & Co., Inc. issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.91-6.01 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.54. The company issued revenue guidance of $47.6-48.6 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $48.01 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MRK?

15 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Merck & Co., Inc.'s shares. Their forecasts range from $88.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Merck & Co., Inc.'s share price to reach $95.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.5% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc. saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 14,750,000 shares, an increase of 40.1% from the October 15th total of 10,530,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,230,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.8 days. Currently, 0.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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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).

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 65, Pay $6.64M)
  • Mr. Robert M. Davis, Exec. VP of Global Services & CFO (Age 53, Pay $3.29M)
  • Ms. Jennifer L. Zachary, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 42, Pay $2.47M)
  • Mr. Sanat Chattopadhyay, Exec. VP & Pres of Merck Manufacturing Division (Age 60, Pay $2.01M)
  • Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter, Exec. VP & Pres of Merck Research Laboratories (Age 68, Pay $3.55M)
  • 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 61)
  • Jennifer Mauer, VP of Global Communications
  • Mr. Michael T. Nally, Chief Marketing Officer & Exec. VP (Age 44)

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 shareholders include State Street Corp (4.63%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.95%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (0.80%), Morgan Stanley (0.76%), UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.49%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.46%). Company insiders that own Merck & Co., Inc. stock include Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Kenneth C Frazier, Leslie A Brun, Merck & Co, Inc, Richard R Deluca, Rita A Karachun, Robert M Davis, Sanat Chattopadhyay, Thomas H Glocer and Wendell P Weeks.
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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 Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Ninety One UK Ltd, Point72 Asset Management L.P., State Street Corp, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Achmea Investment Management B.V., and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. 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 institutional investors are buying Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Samlyn Capital LLC, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Natixis, Morgan Stanley, Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, and Douglass Winthrop Advisors 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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

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

One share of MRK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $81.83.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $207.03 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. Merck & Co., Inc. employs 71,000 workers across the globe.

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 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 12/2/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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