Merck & Co is a general drug manufacturer company located in New Jersey, United States, which is part of the Healthcare sector, and is traded under the ticker MRK on the NYSE exchange.
Merck & Co stock last closed at $110.04, up 0.22% from the previous day, and has increased 48.92% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Drug Manufacturers - General industry by 0.23 percentage points. Merck & Co stock is currently +53.9% from its 52-week low of $71.50, and -0.85% from its 52-week high of $110.98.
As of Dec 2, 2022, there are 2.54B MRK shares outstanding. The market cap of MRK is $278.99B. In the past 24 hours, 6.94M MRK shares were traded.
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Out of 15 Equities analysts who research MRK, the consensus analyst rating on MRK is a Strong Buy
Trung Huynh, a bottom 31% analyst from Credit Suisse initiates coverage on MRK with a buy rating and announces their MRK price target of $120.00, on Nov 18, 2022.
Seamus Fernandez, a bottom 12% analyst from Guggenheim maintains MRK with a strong buy rating and raises their MRK price target from $104.00 to $111.00, on Nov 1, 2022.
Carter Gould, a bottom 13% analyst from Barclays maintains MRK with a strong buy rating and raises their MRK price target from $105.00 to $110.00, on Oct 28, 2022.
Terence Flynn, a top 14% analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains MRK with a hold rating and raises their MRK price target from $91.00 to $100.00, on Oct 28, 2022.
Robyn Karnauskas, a bottom 12% analyst from Truist Securities maintains MRK with a strong buy rating and raises their MRK price target from $103.00 to $106.00, on Oct 28, 2022.
You can dive deeper into what analysts are forecasting on the Merck & Co stock forecast page.
Last year, MRK earnings were $15.26B. During the past five year, MRK's earnings have grown by 42.12% per year. This was faster than the Drug Manufacturers - General industry average of 14.45%.
Last year, MRK revenue was $58.97B. Over the past 5 year, MRK's revenue has grown by 8.18% per year. This was slower than the Drug Manufacturers - General industry average of 8.2%.
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Over the last year, insiders at MRK have sold more shares than they have bought.
Steven Mizell, EVP Chief HR Officer of MRK, was the latest MRK insider to sell. They sold $1,521,270.00 worth of MRK stock on Nov 10, 2022.
Get more info about who owns MRK shares here.
Merck & Co pays a dividend of 2.51%, compared to the Drug Manufacturers - General industry's average dividend yield of 3%. If you owned $1,000 of MRK stock, you would have been paid $25.08 last year.
Merck & Co dividend payments have consistently grown over the past decade and have remained stable.
Get more info about Merck & Co dividend yield and history here.
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