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

+0.05 (+0.06 %)
(As of 07/27/2021 10:16 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume140,017 shs
Average Volume8.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$195.70 billion
P/E Ratio28.00
Dividend Yield3.35%

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

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11 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 $96.50, predicting that the stock has a possible upside of 24.85%. The high price target for MRK is $105.00 and the low price target for MRK is $88.00. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."
TypeToday30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
MRK Consensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuy
MRK Consensus Rating Score: 2.732.732.852.86
MRK Analyst Ratings: 0 Sell Rating(s)
3 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
3 Hold Rating(s)
8 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)
2 Hold Rating(s)
12 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
MRK Consensus Price Target: $96.50$97.00$96.27$95.36
MRK Price Target Upside: 24.85% upside23.52% upside20.65% upside21.29% 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

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
Initiated CoverageBuy$92.00
6/9/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Lower Price TargetOverweight$105.00 ➝ $100.00
6/7/2021Truist Securities
Lower Price TargetBuy$96.00 ➝ $93.00
6/3/2021SVB Leerink
Lower Price TargetOutperform$102.00 ➝ $99.00
Reiterated RatingBuy ➝ Hold
2/5/2021Cantor Fitzgerald
L. Chen
Reiterated RatingOverweight
Mara Goldstein
Reiterated RatingBuy$100.00
11/10/2020Sanford C. Bernstein
Reiterated RatingOutperform$95.00
9/29/2020Berenberg Bank
Initiated CoverageHold$88.00
8/4/2020Royal Bank of Canada
Reiterated RatingHold
8/3/2020The Goldman Sachs Group
UpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$91.00 ➝ $105.00
6/23/2020Morgan Stanley
David Risinger
Reiterated RatingBuy$89.00
6/12/2020Wolfe Research
DowngradeOutperform ➝ Peer Perform
5/4/2020Credit Suisse Group
Reiterated RatingBuy$95.00
Lower Price TargetBuy$101.00 ➝ $93.00
Lower Price TargetOverweight$93.00 ➝ $90.00
4/13/2020UBS Group
Lower Price TargetBuy$96.00 ➝ $92.00
10/16/2019Bank of America
Jason Gerberry
Initiated CoverageNeutral$90.00
9/3/2019Societe Generale
Justin Smith
Set Price TargetBuy$105.00
Boost Price TargetBuy$84.00 ➝ $95.00
5/13/2019Atlantic Securities
UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight
5/1/2019BMO Capital Markets
Boost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$83.00 ➝ $84.00
10/29/2018SunTrust Banks
Boost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$77.00 ➝ $80.00
(Data available from 7/27/2018 forward. View 10+ years of historical ratings with our analyst ratings screener.)
This page was last updated on 7/27/2021 by Staff
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