Merck & Co Inc (MRK)

pos +0.42
Today's Range: 61.00 - 62.06 | MRK Avg Daily Volume: 10,531,100
Last Update: 10/27/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 10,339,425
YTD Performance: 15.24%
Open: $61.15
Previous Close: $60.87
52 Week Range: $47.97 - $64.86
Oustanding Shares: 2,765,208,203
Market Cap: 171,304,648,176
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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 8 6 6 4
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 6 7 7 8
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.86 2.08 2.08 2.33
Latest Dividend: 0.46
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.97%
Dividend Ex-Date: 09/13/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 34.04
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MRK Sector Avg. S&P 500
34.04 34.20 29.40
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
4.30% 15.04% 30.79%
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 $0.94 $0.95 $3.75 $3.90
Number of Analysts 7 2 11 11
High Estimate $0.98 $0.97 $3.81 $4.16
Low Estimate $0.87 $0.93 $3.71 $3.75
Prior Year $0.93 $0.89 $3.59 $3.75
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 0.77% 6.74% 4.53% 3.90%
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Jim Cramer

 | Oct 27, 2016 | 4:08 PM EDT
Posting results 'not as a bad as we thought' has become a successful strategy. It worked for Bristol.

Bret Jensen

 | Oct 27, 2016 | 10:11 AM EDT
This small-cap firm has a lot going for it.

Skip Raschke

 | Oct 26, 2016 | 9:00 AM EDT
The pharmaceutical giant has reason to be optimistic about its earnings release tomorrow.

Doug Kass

 | Oct 25, 2016 | 7:29 AM EDT
Thus far I am seeing a mixed picture of earnings reports this morning and last night.

Doug Kass

 | Oct 24, 2016 | 7:33 AM EDT
Investor sentiment is somewhere between cautious and neutral, not at the sort of extreme condition that suggests a sustainable reversal to the upside. The 10-day CBOE put/call ratio is in the middle of the recent range (1.00). This week's Barron's cover story highlights a bullish big- money outlook. The McClellan Summation Index, which as mentioned last week serves as an intermediate-term measurement, is still not in oversold. Key large-cap stocks are at support levels -- e.g., Merck (MRK) , Microsoft (MSFT) , Visa (V) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) . Let's watch them closely. In terms of group action, financials and energy are holding up the averages while technology is losing some momentum. Nevertheless, the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) hasn't made a high in over a month even as bond yields rise and the price of oil is back to resistance. The U.S. dollar has strengthened considerably, potentially weighing on the large-weighted multinational group. This morning S&P futures are up 0.5% in the early going.

Timothy Collins

 | Oct 13, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT
Look for solid companies showing life.

bullishMerck upgraded at Merrill

Oct 13, 2016 | 7:17 AM EDT
MRK was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $70 price target. Estimates also increased, as the company should dominate the first line lung cancer market.

Gary Morrow

 | Oct 10, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
The stock's healthy recent pattern appears to be giving way to a fresh bull leg.

Anders Keitz

 | Oct 10, 2016 | 1:46 PM EDT
Drug trial results dominate the market's biggest movers, while Twilio announces a secondary offering.

Anders Keitz

 | Sep 9, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT
Zoetis is not averse to a little noise as investors, analysts take notice.
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