NYSE:MRK - Merck & Co., Inc. Price Target & Analyst Ratings Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $79.49 +0.61 (+0.77 %) (As of 05/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$78.88Today's Range$78.54 - $79.7252-Week Range$58.03 - $83.85Volume506,332 shsAverage Volume11.16 million shsMarket Capitalization$214.32 billionP/E Ratio18.32Dividend Yield2.79%Beta0.58 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Analyst Ratings Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?) MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.14 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Merck & Co., Inc. in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $82.00, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 3.16%. The high price target for MRK is $95.00 and the low price target for MRK is $59.00. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days AgoConsensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuyConsensus Rating Score: 2.792.712.672.80Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)3 Hold Rating(s)11 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)0 Sell Rating(s)4 Hold Rating(s)10 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)0 Sell Rating(s)5 Hold Rating(s)10 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)0 Sell Rating(s)3 Hold Rating(s)12 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)Consensus Price Target: $82.00$77.4391$74.8936$71.9025Price Target Upside: 3.16% upside6.28% downside5.59% downside1.33% downsideMerck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Consensus Price Target History Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Analyst Ratings History Show: Only the Most Recent Rating From Each Brokerage All Ratings For This Stock DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails5/13/2019Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ OverweightLow5/2/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$87.00 ➝ $88.00Medium5/1/2019Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$90.00 ➝ $91.00Low5/1/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$83.00 ➝ $84.00Low3/29/2019Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$95.00Low2/20/2019ArgusBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Buy$95.00Low12/20/2018CitigroupSet Price TargetHold$65.00Low12/20/2018Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$81.00Medium12/13/2018Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$86.00Low10/29/2018SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$77.00 ➝ $80.00Low10/23/2018Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperformLow10/12/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$75.00 ➝ $78.00Low10/8/2018GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ BuyLow7/15/2018Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$59.00Low4/25/2018Deutsche BankReiterated RatingHoldLow4/23/2018Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$60.15 ➝ $58.83Low4/20/2018CowenReiterated RatingHold$67.00Low3/12/2018Leerink SwannUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformLow2/13/2018DZ BankUpgradeHold ➝ BuyLow11/15/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingBuy$64.00N/A11/1/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHoldN/A10/29/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetBuy$70.00N/A7/29/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$70.00Low(Data available from 5/21/2017 forward) This page was last updated on 5/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How to Use the New Google Finance Tool Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.