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

$82.49
+0.87 (+1.07 %)
(As of 04/10/2020 06:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$80.18
Now: $82.49
$83.29
50-Day Range
$66.40
MA: $77.14
$82.97
52-Week Range
$65.25
Now: $82.49
$92.64
Volume12.60 million shs
Average Volume13.49 million shs
Market Capitalization$209.22 billion
P/E Ratio21.65
Dividend Yield2.99%
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: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.46 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$7.03 per share
Book Value$10.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income$9.84 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees71,000
Outstanding Shares2,536,269,000
Market Cap$209.22 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 stock has increased by 4.1% and is now trading at $82.49. View which stocks have been most 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) posted 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 company 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 company's revenue was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.04 EPS. 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.96%. 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 approved a stock repurchase program on Thursday, October 25th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $10,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 5.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are 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 EPS guidance of $5.62-5.77 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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 analysts have issued 12 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 stock price to reach $94.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.0% 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 on Friday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, 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 media coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutMerck & Co., Inc..

Are investors shorting Merck & Co., Inc.?

Merck & Co., Inc. saw a decline in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 18,162,700 shares, a decline of 12.6% from the February 27th total of 20,780,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 10,770,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.7 days. Currently, 0.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. 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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Hexavest Inc. (0.04%), Cacti Asset Management LLC (0.03%), M&G Investment Management Ltd. (0.02%), Radnor Capital Management LLC (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Park National Corp OH (0.01%). 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 institutional investors are selling Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Foundation Resource Management Inc., Centre Asset Management LLC, First Financial Bank Trust Division, Hexavest Inc., Radnor Capital Management LLC, Cacti Asset Management LLC, Park National Corp OH, and Private Trust Co. NA. 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 institutional investors are buying Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

MRK stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including M&G Investment Management Ltd., Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, Fulton Bank N.A., Cardinal Capital Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, IBM Retirement Fund, Investment House LLC, and Gradient Investments LLC. 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 $82.49.

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

Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of $209.22 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 4/10/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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