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Merck & Company (NYSE: MRK)


Last Updated: Dec-09-2016 19:59:20

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This Merck stock price update gives you some of the most important numbers you need to evaluate MRK today, December 10, 2016.MRK shares closed up 1.85% or $1.11 from the previous trading session. That took the Merck stock price to $61.23.Looking at the 52-week highs and lows for MRK is a good way to make sense of the current price, so let's do that now...The Merck stock price is at a price more than it was last year at this time, with the stock price having risen by 15.92%.

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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.Another number to look at - MRK trading volume yesterday was 8,586,500. That's not quite as high as Merck stock's average daily trading volume of 10,516,417.Merck's market capitalization - the amount of shares outstanding times the share price - is 169,313,808,000. That gives Merck a large market cap, because it's between 10 billion and 200 billion. As of the start of April 2016, 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 15.72. That's smaller 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 3.06%. 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.For more info on Merck stock, check out all the free content we give you at Money Morning. You'll find MRK stock news and coverage on dozens of other key stocks, updated daily.

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Merck & Company (NYSE: MRK) Profile

Volume10,516,300
Open$60.49
Prior Close$60.12
Market Cap$169.31 B
PE Ratio15.74
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 Ratio15.74
EPS Growth4.81%
Recent Earnings$1.07
Annual EPS$3.82
Market Capitalization$169.31 B
Insider Shareholder %0.0005%
Annual Revenue$39.91 B
Number of Shares Outstanding2,765,210 Shares
Institutional Shareholder %72.55%
Annual Net Income$5.49B
TTM Net Profit Margin$13.76
One Year Return20.28%
Three Year Return32.92%
Five Year Return106.32%
Five Year Revenue Growth-14.11%
Five Year Earnings Growth4.97%
Five Year Dividend Growth19.08%
Last Quarter EPS$1.07
Annual EPS$3.82
Annual Dividend$1.88
Annual Dividend Yield3.06%
Change in EPS YTD4.81%
PE Ratio15.74
Recent Earnings$1.07
Dividends per Share$0.46
Stock Split Ratio2-1
beta0.77

MRK Key Stats

Last Price$61.23
Net Change$1.11 (1.85%)
Bid$0
Ask Price$0
Open Price$60.49
Previous Close Price$60.12
High Price$61.51
Low Price$60.4
Number of Trades44,024
Volume10,516,300
Fifty Two Week High$65.46 (2016-11-10)
Fifty Two Week Low$47.97 (2016-02-08)
Average Daily Volume10,268,613
Share Outstanding2,765,210 Shares
Total Dividend Payout$1.84/yr
Dividend Yield3.06%