Merck & Co Inc (MRK)

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Today's Range: 61.87 - 62.63 | MRK Avg Daily Volume: 9,172,500
Last Update: 04/21/17 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 5.13%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $62.55
52 Week Range: $53.06 - $66.80
Oustanding Shares: 2,741,529,731
Market Cap: 171,482,684,674
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for MRK
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 9 9 9 9
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 3 3 3 3
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68
Latest Dividend: 0.47
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.01%
Dividend Ex-Date: 03/13/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 44.36
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MRK Sector Avg. S&P 500
44.36 44.40 30.40
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-1.02% 9.35% 8.10%
Revenue 0.80 -0.10 -0.03
Net Income -11.60 -0.10 -0.04
EPS -9.60 -0.10 -0.02
Earnings for MRK:
Revenue 39.81B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/17) Qtr (06/17) FY (12/17) FY (12/18)
Average Estimate $0.83 $0.88 $3.83 $4.19
Number of Analysts 7 6 9 8
High Estimate $0.86 $0.93 $3.88 $4.73
Low Estimate $0.78 $0.82 $3.79 $4.00
Prior Year $0.89 $0.93 $3.78 $3.83
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -6.58% -5.91% 1.23% 9.59%
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It's pretty normal to have profit-taking after such a strong first quarter.
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"I would describe today's market action as "benign." And that applies to almost every asset class." -- Kass Diary

Health Care Putting in a Base Real Money Pro($)

Healthcare stocks had a heckuva four-year period of over-performance that ended in the summer of 2015. Since then the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV) (40% pharma and 15% biotech) has had a series of trading-range moves as sector prices lagged. Last year more than $18 billion was redeemed out of the healthcare ETFs, according to Morningstar. However there are some technical signposts that the two-year period of underperformance might be ending, as a basing seems likely. Look at the chart and note the recent higher high.
Drug companies are the latest targets/beneficiaries.
Bull market number one, perhaps of all time: the financials.
Let's recognize that some moves are simply related to bonds, which are in the grips of a bizarre developed-world shortage.
You have to keep up with the sector rotations.


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