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Merck & Co., Inc. Price Target, Predictions & Analyst Ratings

-0.22 (-0.26 %)
(As of 09/27/2020 11:45 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $82.93
50-Day Range
MA: $84.21
52-Week Range
Now: $82.93
Volume6.61 million shs
Average Volume10.89 million shs
Market Capitalization$209.75 billion
P/E Ratio20.23
Dividend Yield2.94%

Analyst Ratings

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Price Target and Consensus Rating

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.
13 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 $94.54, predicting that the stock has a possible upside of 14.00%. The high price target for MRK is $105.00 and the low price target for MRK is $89.00. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
MRK Consensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuy
MRK Consensus Rating Score: 2.852.862.852.75
MRK Analyst Ratings: 0 Sell Rating(s)
2 Hold Rating(s)
11 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
2 Hold Rating(s)
12 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
2 Hold Rating(s)
11 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
4 Hold Rating(s)
12 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
MRK Consensus Price Target: $94.54$95.29$94.15$94.40
MRK Price Target Upside: 14.00% upside11.55% upside22.09% upside27.31% upside

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Consensus Price Target History

Average Share Price and Price Target by Month

The chart below shows how a company's share price and consensus price target have changed over time. The dark blue line represents the company's actual price. The lighter blue line represents the stock's consensus price target. The even lighter blue range in the background of the two lines represents the low price target and the high price target for each stock.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Analyst Ratings History

DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/22/2020MizuhoReiterated RatingBuyLow
8/25/2020SVB LeerinkBoost Price TargetOutperform$95.00 ➝ $100.00Low
8/4/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHoldMedium
8/3/2020Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$91.00 ➝ $105.00High
6/23/2020Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuy$89.00Medium
6/12/2020Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform ➝ Peer PerformMedium
5/4/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$95.00Low
4/29/2020GuggenheimLower Price TargetBuy$101.00 ➝ $93.00Low
4/29/2020BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight$93.00 ➝ $90.00Low
4/13/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetBuy$96.00 ➝ $92.00Low
3/24/2020ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$105.00 ➝ $95.00Low
1/8/2020Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$95.00Medium
10/16/2019Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageNeutral$90.00Low
10/10/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetBuy$96.00Low
9/3/2019Societe GeneraleSet Price TargetBuy$105.00Low
6/21/2019CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$84.00 ➝ $95.00Low
5/13/2019Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ OverweightLow
5/1/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$83.00 ➝ $84.00Low
10/29/2018SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$77.00 ➝ $80.00Low
7/15/2018Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$59.00Low
4/25/2018Deutsche BankReiterated RatingHoldLow
4/20/2018CowenReiterated RatingHold$67.00Low
2/13/2018DZ BankUpgradeHold ➝ BuyLow
11/15/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingBuy$64.00N/A
11/1/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHoldN/A
(Data available from 9/28/2017 forward. View 10+ years of historical ratings with our analyst ratings screener.)
This page was last updated on 9/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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