NYSE:MRK - Merck & Co., Inc. Dividend Yield, History & Payout Ratio

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$78.01 +0.90 (+1.17 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$77.11
Today's Range$77.72 - $78.76
52-Week Range$52.83 - $80.19
Volume10.71 million shs
Average Volume11.12 million shs
Market Capitalization$206.85 billion
P/E Ratio19.60
Dividend Yield2.48%
Beta0.71

Dividends

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Dividend Information

Merck & Co., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share, with a dividend yield of 2.46%. MRK's next quarterly dividend payment will be made to shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 8. The company has grown its dividend for the last 6 consecutive years and is increasing its dividend by an average of 2.20% each year. Merck & Co., Inc. pays out 48.24% of its earnings out as a dividend.
Next Dividend:1/8/2019
Annual Dividend:$1.92
Dividend Yield:2.46%
Dividend Growth:2.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio(s):48.24% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
44.24% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
40.76% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
33.03% (Based on Cash Flow)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Frequency:Quarterly Dividend
Most-Recent Increase:$0.07 increase on 10/25/2018
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
10/25/2018quarterly$0.553.12%12/14/201812/17/20181/8/2019
7/24/2018quarterly$0.483.03%9/14/20189/17/201810/5/2018
5/22/2018quarterly$0.483.28%6/14/20186/15/20187/9/2018
1/23/2018quarterly$0.483.52%3/14/20183/15/20184/6/2018
11/28/2017quarterly$0.4812/14/201712/15/20171/8/2018
7/25/2017quarterly$0.479/14/20179/15/201710/6/2017
5/23/2017quarterly$0.472.9%6/13/20176/15/20177/10/2017
2/28/2017quarterly$0.473/13/20173/15/20174/7/2017
11/22/2016quarterly$0.473.05%12/13/201612/15/20161/9/2017
7/26/2016quarterly$0.463.14%9/13/20169/15/201610/7/2016
5/24/2016quarterly$0.463.25%6/13/20166/15/20167/8/2016
2/23/2016quarterly$0.463.64%3/11/20163/15/20164/7/2016
11/24/2015quarterly$0.463.43%12/11/201512/15/20151/8/2016
7/22/2015quarterly$0.453.1%9/11/20159/15/201510/7/2015
5/26/2015quarterly$0.453.03%6/11/20156/15/20157/8/2015
2/24/2015quarterly$0.453.05%3/12/20153/16/20154/8/2015
11/25/2014quarterly$0.453.01%12/11/201412/15/20141/8/2015
7/23/2014quarterly$0.443.02%9/11/20149/15/201410/7/2014
5/27/2014quarterly$0.443.12%6/12/20146/16/20147/8/2014
2/25/2014quarterly$0.443.13%3/13/20143/17/20144/7/2014
11/26/2013quarterly$0.443.53%12/12/201312/16/20131/8/2014
7/24/2013quarterly$0.433.57%9/12/20139/16/201310/7/2013
5/28/2013quarterly$0.433.67%6/13/20136/17/20137/8/2013
2/26/2013quarterly$0.434%3/13/20133/15/20134/5/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
This page was last updated on 12/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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