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NYSE:MRKMerck & Co., Inc. Stock Price, Forecast & News

$76.25
-0.62 (-0.81 %)
(As of 04/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$75.32
Now: $76.25
$77.44
50-Day Range
$66.40
MA: $77.67
$83.25
52-Week Range
$65.25
Now: $76.25
$92.64
Volume9.58 million shs
Average Volume17.29 million shs
Market Capitalization$193.39 billion
P/E Ratio20.01
Dividend Yield3.17%
Beta0.55
Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services, and Alliances. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, intra-abdominal, fungal infection, insomnia, and inflammatory diseases. It also provides neuromuscular blocking agents; cholesterol modifying medicines; and anti-bacterial and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat non-small-cell lung, ovarian and breast, thyroid, and cervical cancer, as well as brain tumors; and prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus, as well as offers vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it provides antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, bovine, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments; diabetes mellitus treatment and anthelmintic products; products to treat fleas and ticks in dogs and cats; fertility management products for horses; vaccines for dogs, cats, and horses; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It has collaborations with AstraZeneca PLC; Bayer AG; and Eisai Co., Ltd. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, and managed health care providers. Merck & Co., Inc. 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: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.33 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryPharmaceuticals
SectorMedical
CUSIP58933Y10
Phone908-740-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$46.84 billion
Cash Flow$6.64 per share
Book Value$10.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income$9.84 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees71,000
Outstanding Shares2,536,270,000
Market Cap$193.39 billion
Next Earnings Date4/28/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MRK shares have decreased by 3.8% and is now trading at $76.25. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Merck & Co., Inc.?

16 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 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Merck & Co., Inc..

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

Merck & Co., Inc. is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 28th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Merck & Co., Inc..

How can I listen to Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings call?

Merck & Co., Inc. will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 28th 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 quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 5th. The company reported $1.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.15 by $0.01. The firm earned $11.87 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.71 billion. Merck & Co., Inc. had a return on equity of 49.41% and a net margin of 21.01%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.04 earnings per share. View Merck & Co., Inc.'s earnings history.

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 29th. Investors of record on Monday, March 16th will be given a dividend of $0.61 per share on Tuesday, April 7th. This represents a $2.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.20%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 13th. 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 authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, October 25th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $10,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 5.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.62-5.77 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.54. The company issued revenue guidance of $48.8-50.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $48.65 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MRK?

16 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock. Their forecasts range from $84.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Merck & Co., Inc.'s share price to reach $94.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.3% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Merck & Co., Inc..

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

Headlines about MRK stock have been trending very negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Merck & Co., Inc. earned a news impact score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutMerck & Co., Inc..

Are investors shorting Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc. saw a decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 18,162,700 shares, a decrease of 12.6% from the February 27th total of 20,780,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 10,770,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.7 days. Approximately 0.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Merck & Co., Inc.'s Current Options Chain.

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 AT&T (T), Pfizer (PFE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Verizon Communications (VZ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), AbbVie (ABBV) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

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 64)
  • Mr. Robert M. Davis, Exec. VP of Global Services & CFO (Age 52)
  • Ms. Jennifer L. Zachary, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 41)
  • Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter, Exec. VP & Pres of Merck Research Laboratories (Age 67)
  • Mr. Adam H. Schechter, Special Advisor (Age 54)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Cacti Asset Management LLC (0.03%), Park National Corp OH (0.01%), Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.01%), Private Asset Management Inc. (0.01%), Woodstock Corp (0.00%) and Cullinan Associates Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Merck & Co., Inc. stock include Adam H Schechter, Ashley Watson, Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Kenneth C Frazier, Leslie A Brun, Merck & Co, Inc, Richard R Deluca, Rita A Karachun, Robert M Davis, Roger M Perlmutter, Sanat Chattopadhyay, Thomas H Glocer, Weir Mirian M Graddick and Wendell P Weeks. View institutional ownership trends for Merck & Co., Inc..

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

MRK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Financial Bank Trust Division, Cacti Asset Management LLC, Park National Corp OH, First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services, Cullinan Associates Inc., M&R Capital Management Inc., Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, and Salomon & Ludwin LLC. Company insiders that have sold Merck & Co., Inc. company stock in the last year include Frank Clyburn, Julie L Gerberding, Richard R Deluca, and Robert M Davis. View insider buying and selling activity for Merck & Co., Inc..

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

MRK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fulton Bank N.A., Pensionfund Sabic, Gantzert Investment Co. LLC ADV, Private Asset Management Inc., Summit Financial Group Inc., Woodstock Corp, Bath Savings Trust Co, and IMS Capital Management. View insider buying and selling activity 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, 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 $76.25.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $193.39 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. View additional information about Merck & Co., Inc..

What is Merck & Co., Inc.'s official website?

The official website for Merck & Co., Inc. is http://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 4/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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