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Merck & Company (NYSE: MRK)


Last Updated: Jan-20-2017 20:05:11

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Today's Merck Stock Update

For your one quick stop for Merck stock daily numbers today (January 21, 2017), look no further. We've put the most important MRK data here.Let's start with where MRK stock closed yesterday - at $62.53. From the previous trading session Merck shares rose 3.65% or $2.20 .So where does that put Merck stock relative to the past year of prices?Merck is currently trading at a price more than it was one-year ago, with shares having gone up by 23.70% from then.

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The Merck stock price 52-week high is $65.46. That was hit on 11/10/2016. The MRK stock 52-week low is $47.97, reached on 2/08/2016.Also - MRK trading volume yesterday was 11,397,899. That's not as much as Merck stock's average daily trading volume of 25,240,352.Merck's market cap is 172,908,581,000. That gives Merck a large market cap, because it's between 10 billion and 200 billion. As of the beginning of April, Apple has the biggest market cap of all publicly traded companies.

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The current P/E (price/earnings) ratio of Merck stock is 16.01. That's less than the March 2016 S&P 500 P/E ratio of about 23. To really gauge if this stock's P/E is high or low, you should compare MRK to other companies in the same industry.The current EPS (earnings per share) of MRK is 1.96.Beta - how closely the stock trades with the overall market, with a beta of 1 meaning it trades in step with the broader index -- for Merck is 0.77.Merck stock has a dividend yield of 3.07%. Most income investors look for "dividend stocks" that have a yield of 2% or more, but there are different factors that affect the health of a company's payout.Every day we publish Merck stock news and coverage on a handful of other key stocks we're watching now so you can maximize profits. To get new info and stock news on MRK and other companies you are interested in, sign up for Money Morning - it's free.

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Merck & Company (NYSE: MRK) Profile

Volume25,240,299
Open$62.4
Prior Close$60.33
Market Cap$172.91 B
PE Ratio15.79
Beta0.77
Merck & Co. Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Established in 1891 Merck discovers develops manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. The company devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs that not only donate Merck medicines but help deliver them to the people who need them. Merck also publishes unbiased health information as a not-for-profit service.
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MRK Earnings

1st Quarter Earnings$1.07 (2016-10-25)
2nd Quarter Earnings$0.93 (2016-07-29)
3rd Quarter Earnings$0.89 (2016-05-05)
4th Quarter Earnings$0.93 (2016-02-03)
PE Ratio15.79
EPS Growth1.59%
Recent Earnings$1.07
Annual EPS$3.82
Market Capitalization$172.91 B
Insider Shareholder %0.0005%
Annual Revenue$39.91 B
Number of Shares Outstanding2,765,210 Shares
Institutional Shareholder %72.4%
Annual Net Income$0B
TTM Net Profit Margin$-27.85
One Year Return25.7%
Three Year Return33.86%
Five Year Return91.62%
Five Year Revenue Growth0%
Five Year Earnings Growth0%
Five Year Dividend Growth0%
Last Quarter EPS$1.07
Annual EPS$3.82
Annual Dividend$1.88
Annual Dividend Yield3.12%
Change in EPS YTD1.59%
PE Ratio15.79
Recent Earnings$1.07
Dividends per Share$0.47
Stock Split Ratio2-1
beta0.77

MRK Key Stats

Last Price$62.53
Net Change$2.2 (3.65%)
Bid$62.12
Ask Price$62.39
Open Price$62.4
Previous Close Price$60.33
High Price$62.92
Low Price$62.15
Number of Trades1
Volume25,240,299
Fifty Two Week High$65.46 (2016-11-10)
Fifty Two Week Low$47.97 (2016-02-08)
Average Daily Volume14,592,400
Share Outstanding2,765,210 Shares
Total Dividend Payout$1.88/yr
Dividend Yield3.12%