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Merck & Co Inc Stock Dividend Yield & Dates

MRK dividend stability and growth

Current Dividend per share
$0.65
Current Dividend yield
0.81%
MRK's dividend has not dropped by more than 10% at any point in the last 10 years
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MRK dividends have increased over the last 10 years
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MRK dividend yield vs industry/market

Current Company
3.01%
Current Industry
3.28%
MRK dividends (3.01%) are in the top 75% of all US listed companies
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MRK dividends (3.01%) are not in the top 25% of all US listed companies
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MRK dividend payout ratio

Merck & Co Inc paid out 53.6% of its net income over the trailing twelve months.
Retained earnings
46.40%
Payout ratio
53.60%
MRK earnings are sufficient to cover MRK's dividend payouts
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MRK dividend dates

Last dividend payment date
Jan 8, 2021
Last ex-dividend date
Dec 14, 2020

Merck & Dividends FAQ

Does Merck & pay a dividend?

Yes, MRK has issued a dividend within the past 12 months.

How much is Merck &'s dividend?

MRK pays a dividend of $2.44 per share. MRK's annual dividend yield is 3.01%. Merck &'s dividend is lower than the US retail industry average of 3.28%, and it is higher than the US market average of 2.36%.

What is Merck &'s Dividend Payment Date?

Merck &'s last dividend payment date was on 2021-01-08, when Merck & shareholders who owned MRK shares before 2020-12-14 received a dividend payment of $0.65 per share. Merck &'s next dividend payment date has not been announced yet. Add MRK to your watchlist to be reminded of MRK's next dividend payment.

What is Merck &'s Ex-Dividend Date?

Merck &'s previous ex-dividend date was on 2020-12-14. Merck & shareholders who own MRK stock before this date received Merck &'s last dividend payment of $0.65 per share on 2021-01-08. Merck &'s next ex-dividend date has not been announced yet. Add MRK to your watchlist to be reminded before MRK's ex-dividend date.

Is Merck &'s dividend stable?

Yes, MRK's dividend has been stable for the last 10 years.

Is Merck &'s dividend showing long-term growth?

Yes, MRK's' dividend has been growing over the last 10 years.

Does Merck & have sufficient earnings to cover their dividend?

Yes, MRK's past year earnings per share was $4.55, and their annual dividend per share is $2.44. MRK's dividend payout ratio is 53.6%, which is sustainable.
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