Merck & Co Inc (MRK)

neg -0.86
Today's Range: 61.20 - 62.07 | MRK Avg Daily Volume: 11,206,000
Last Update: 01/17/17 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 10,586,085
YTD Performance: 5.89%
Open: $61.92
Previous Close: $62.34
52 Week Range: $47.97 - $65.46
Oustanding Shares: 2,757,137,517
Market Cap: 171,879,952,810
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for MRK
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 9 8 8 6
Moderate Buy 1 0 0 0
Hold 3 6 6 7
Moderate Sell 1 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.68 1.86 1.86 2.08
Latest Dividend: 0.47
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.02%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/13/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 31.81
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MRK Sector Avg. S&P 500
31.81 32.00 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-0.27% 23.06% 17.36%
Revenue -6.50 -0.20 -0.06
Net Income -62.60 -0.30 -0.11
EPS -61.70 -0.20 -0.08
Earnings for MRK:
Revenue 39.50B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/16) Qtr (03/17) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.88 $0.93 $3.76 $3.83
Number of Analysts 8 2 10 10
High Estimate $0.93 $0.93 $3.82 $3.98
Low Estimate $0.84 $0.93 $3.72 $3.69
Prior Year $0.93 $0.89 $3.59 $3.76
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -5.51% 4.49% 4.85% 1.70%
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bullishMerck upgraded at Piper

Jan 12, 2017 | 7:21 AM EST
MRK was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $72 price target. Expect conditional approval for Keytruda by May.

bullishMerck upgraded at Morgan Stanley

Jan 12, 2017 | 7:06 AM EST
MRK was upgraded from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $71 price target. Expect that immuno-oncology can accelerate growth.

Jim Cramer

 | Jan 11, 2017 | 2:31 PM EST
He's never really been a stock market guy anyway.

Jim Cramer

 | Jan 11, 2017 | 6:39 AM EST
The terror that the futures struck, rightly or wrongly, has disappeared.

Doug Kass

 | Jan 10, 2017 | 5:14 PM EST
"I don't feel Tuesday...Tuesday has no feel." --

Bret Jensen

 | Jan 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM EST
Animal health and oncology deal activity is heating up in 2017.

Doug Kass

 | Jan 9, 2017 | 4:17 PM EST
The U.S. dollar weakened -- now for about three days in a row. Crude oil dropped by $2.06 to under $52 a barrel. Gold rose by $11. Ag commodities: wheat up $0.04, corn up $0.15, soybeans up $0.10 and oats down $0.02. Lumber down $6.60. Bonds rallied, with yields about 4 basis points lower. The 2s/10s spread contracted by 2 basis points. Municipals were well bid (closed-end muni-bond funds were quite strong), along with taxables. Junk bonds were flat in price and yield. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose by another $0.04. Banks held firm, but brokerages and life insurance was lower. Autos unchanged. Energy got whacked with a two-beaner drop in oil. Old tech was mixed. But, Best Ideas short IBM (IBM)   tumbled by nearly $2 a share. Ag equipment -- the object of my disaffection -- were lower with both Deere (DE) and Caterpillar (CAT) weak. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer highlighted the bullish case for Caterpillar today.  Retail continues to be a land mine. Big pharma rallied led by Merck (MRK) and Eli Lilly (LLY) . Biotech was stronger -- plus 2% led by Allergan (AGN) (again!) and thanks to a high-profile M&A deal. Consumer staples suffered from Coca-Cola (KO) and Procter & Gamble (PG) research downgrades. I added to Campbell Soup (CPB) , however. (T)FANG, again popular -- continued so but far less than the strong Thursday-Friday period from last week. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: 1. My dachshunds were partial to Jim "E l Capitan" Cramer's column that highlighted the pet/vet business. 2. Ben "Godlfinger" Cross on confidence. 3. Jeremy Lakosh on the

Jim Cramer

 | Jan 9, 2017 | 6:37 AM EST
You have to think that if these stocks were so high once, then it's likely they will be again.

David Katz

 | Jan 8, 2017 | 2:00 PM EST
Potential acquirers include Gilead Sciences, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck and Novartis.

Jim Cramer

 | Jan 6, 2017 | 3:10 PM EST
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