Subscribe to Money Morning get daily headlines subscribe now! Money Morning Private Briefing today's private briefing Access Your Profit Alerts

Merck & Company (NYSE: MRK)

$62.80 USD $0.10 (0.16%)
Last Price $62.8
Net Change $0.1 (0.16%)
Bid $62.75
Ask Price $63
Open Price $62.8
Previous Close Price $62.7
High Price $62.8
Low Price $62.8
Number of Trades 1
Volume 146
Fifty Two Week High $66.8 (2017-03-01)
Fifty Two Week Low $53.06 (2016-05-06)
Average Daily Volume 9,967,146
Share Outstanding 2,741,530 Shares
Total Dividend Payout 1.88/yr
Dividend Yield 3.02%
1st Quarter Earnings $0.89 (2017-02-02)
2nd Quarter Earnings $1.07 (2016-10-25)
3nd Quarter Earnings $0.93 (2016-07-29)
4th Quarter Earnings $0.89 (2016-05-05)
PE Ratio $16.48
EPS Growth $1.35
Recent Earnings $0.89
Annual EPS $3.78
Last Quarter EPS $
Market Capitalization $172.17B
Insider Shareholders % 0.0005%
Annual Revenue $0B
No. Shares Outstanding 2,741,530
Inst. Shareholder % 73.12%
Annual Net Income $0B
TTM Net Profit Margin $-35.15
1-Year Return 14.76%
3-Year Return 21.53%
5-Year Return 89.1%
5-Year Revenue Growth -17.15%
5-Year Earnings Growth 0.27%
5-Year Dividend Growth 18.59%
Annual Dividend $1.88
Annual Dividend Yield 3%
Change in EPS YTD 1.35%
Dividends per Share $0.47
Stock Split Ratio 2-1
Beta 0.84
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.

Today's Merck Stock Update

For any Merck stock investors or potential Merck stock investors, we put together key numbers on MRK shares in this daily update. You'll find the last MRK stock closing price, where Merck stock is trading compared to a year ago, the stock's dividend yield, and more... First we'll look at where MRK stock ended the last trading session: $62.70. Merck shares rose 0.64% or $0.40 from the previous day's close. Here's how the current Merck stock price level compares to recent highs and lows... At today's price, MRK is trading above where it was one-year ago, with shares having risen by 11.88%.

BREAKING: How a 26(f) Program Can Save Your Retirement

The Merck stock price 52-week high is $66.80. That was hit on 3/01/2017. The MRK stock 52-week low is $53.06, reached on 5/06/2016. Some more numbers to note - MRK trading volume yesterday was 10,691,801. That's more than Merck stock's average daily trading volume of 8,871,454. Merck's market capitalization - the amount of shares outstanding times the share price - is 171,893,931,000. 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.

TRENDING: The Best Stocks to Buy Now

The current P/E (price/earnings) ratio of Merck stock is 16.56. 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 2.03. 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 0.84. Merck stock has a dividend yield of 3.02%. Generally a dividend yield of 2% or more is decent for those investors who want income from dividend stocks. Money Morning gives you Merck stock news daily. We publish new info on MRK and dozens of other key companies we're watching now, every day, so investors will never miss an opportunity. As always, our content is free.

UP NEXT: These Are the Top 5 Marijuana Stocks to Watch in 2017 - Don't Miss This Sector's Staggering Profit Potential

Click here to read more stories