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Merck & Company (NYSE: MRK)

$64.04 USD $0.26 (0.41%)
Last Price $64.04
Net Change $0.26 (0.41%)
Bid $0
Ask Price $0
Open Price $63.7
Previous Close Price $63.78
High Price $64.44
Low Price $63.57
Number of Trades 26,680
Volume 6,226,549
Fifty Two Week High $66.8 (2017-03-01)
Fifty Two Week Low $54.78 (2016-05-23)
Average Daily Volume 10,077,290
Share Outstanding 2,735,160 Shares
Total Dividend Payout 1.88/yr
Dividend Yield 2.94%
1st Quarter Earnings $0.88 (2017-05-02)
2nd Quarter Earnings $0.89 (2017-02-02)
3nd Quarter Earnings $1.07 (2016-10-25)
4th Quarter Earnings $0.93 (2016-07-29)
PE Ratio $16.95
EPS Growth $1.82
Recent Earnings $0.88
Annual EPS $3.77
Last Quarter EPS $
Market Capitalization $175.16B
Insider Shareholders % 0.0005%
Annual Revenue $0B
No. Shares Outstanding 2,735,160
Inst. Shareholder % 75.03%
Annual Net Income $6.12B
TTM Net Profit Margin $10.88
1-Year Return 19.28%
3-Year Return 23.84%
5-Year Return 100.75%
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 2.94%
Change in EPS YTD 1.82%
Dividends per Share $0.47
Stock Split Ratio 2-1
Beta 0.85
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

There aren't enough hours in the day to get a detailed look at your favorite investments, like Merck stock. So here's a quick look at MRK's most important numbers right now (for May 20, 2017). To start, the MRK stock closing price was $63.78. Shares went down 0.17% or $0.11 from the previous day's close. 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... MRK is now trading at a price more than it was one-year ago, with the share price having gone up by 16.86%.

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The Merck stock price 52-week high is $66.80. That was hit on 3/01/2017. The MRK stock 52-week low is $54.63, reached on 5/20/2016. Another point to note - MRK trading volume yesterday was 11,954,400. That's higher than Merck stock's average daily trading volume of 9,293,709. Merck's market cap is 174,448,504,000. 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 16.71. 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 2.19. 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 0.85. Merck stock has a dividend yield of 2.94%. Generally a dividend yield of 2% or more is decent for those investors who want income from dividend stocks. 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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