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Merck & Company (NYSE: MRK)

$63.64 USD $0.30 (0.47%)
Last Price $63.64
Net Change $0.3 (0.47%)
Bid $0
Ask Price $0
Open Price $63.67
Previous Close Price $63.34
High Price $64.11
Low Price $63.46
Number of Trades 32,784
Volume 8,135,334
Fifty Two Week High $66.8 (2017-03-01)
Fifty Two Week Low $52.44 (2016-04-01)
Average Daily Volume 10,804,833
Share Outstanding 2,745,570 Shares
Total Dividend Payout 1.88/yr
Dividend Yield 2.97%
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 $16.76
EPS Growth $1.03
Recent Earnings $0.89
Annual EPS $3.78
Last Quarter EPS $
Market Capitalization $174.73B
Insider Shareholders % 0.0005%
Annual Revenue $0B
No. Shares Outstanding 2,745,570
Inst. Shareholder % 74.04%
Annual Net Income $5.69B
TTM Net Profit Margin $9.85
1-Year Return 23.25%
3-Year Return 23.16%
5-Year Return 95.57%
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 2.98%
Change in EPS YTD 1.03%
Dividends per Share $0.47
Stock Split Ratio 2-1
Beta 0.83
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 your one quick stop for Merck stock daily numbers today (March 30, 2017), look no further. We've put the most important MRK data here. Let's start with where MRK stock closed yesterday - at $63.64. From the previous trading session Merck shares increased 0.47% or $0.30 . To put this latest Merck closing price in perspective, here's a look at where the MRK share price has traded in the past year... MRK is trading above where it was one-year ago, with shares having risen by 20.46%.

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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 $52.44, reached on 4/01/2016. Also - MRK trading volume yesterday was 10,184,899. That's more than Merck stock's average daily trading volume of 8,135,334. Merck's market capitalization - the amount of shares outstanding times the share price - is 174,728,074,000. 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 16.72. That's not as high as 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 0.83. Merck stock has a dividend yield of 2.97%. 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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