Merck & Co Inc (MRK)

neg -0.22
Today's Range: 54.85 - 55.45 | MRK Avg Daily Volume: 9,950,000
Last Update: 05/03/16 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 7,601,210
YTD Performance: 4.70%
Open: $55.19
Previous Close: $55.30
52 Week Range: $45.69 - $61.70
Oustanding Shares: 2,775,258,591
Market Cap: 152,195,181,130
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 5 6 6 7
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 7 7 7 7
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.17 2.08 2.08 2.00
Latest Dividend: 0.46
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.36%
Dividend Ex-Date: 03/11/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 35.15
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MRK Sector Avg. S&P 500
35.15 35.10 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
9.70% -7.62% 20.93%
Revenue -6.50 -0.20 -0.06
Net Income -62.60 -0.30 -0.11
EPS -61.60 -0.20 -0.08
Earnings for MRK:
Revenue 39.50B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/16) Qtr (06/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.85 $0.91 $3.71 $3.71
Number of Analysts 9 6 9 9
High Estimate $0.90 $0.93 $3.75 $3.88
Low Estimate $0.82 $0.88 $3.63 $3.48
Prior Year $0.85 $0.86 $3.59 $3.71
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 0.52% 5.81% 3.22% 0.21%
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Candidates have decried rising drug and medical prices, but there are reasons to like these stocks.
Apr 07, 2016 | 7:45 AM EDT
MRK was initiated with a Buy rating, Societe Generale said. Valuation call, based on an $80 price target. 
Plus, the bears know where to lurk after a run.
Shares are set up well for more upside as they begin to put distance on what now appears to be a major double bottom.
Following a brief selloff on Hep-C drug dispute outcome, GILD looks interesting on the upside.
The Russell 2000's failure to follow the S&P and Dow's lead is only one reason for concern.
However, longer-term investors should be ready to take profits as the market nears resistance levels.
The electrics have been crackling, but the group has more downside risk than currently perceived.
In a year's time, investors may look back and think this was a great entry point.

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