Merck & Co Inc Stock Dividend Yield & Dates

MRK dividend stability and growth

Last Dividend per share
Forward Dividend yield
MRK's dividend has not dropped by more than 10% at any point in the last 10 years
MRK dividends have increased over the last 10 years

MRK dividend yield vs industry/market

MRK dividends (3.33%) are in the top 75% of all US listed companies
MRK dividends (3.33%) are not in the top 25% of all US listed companies

MRK dividend payout ratio

Merck & Co Inc paid out 90.6% of its earnings over the trailing twelve months.
Retained earnings
Payout ratio
MRK earnings are insufficient to cover MRK's dividend payouts

MRK dividend dates

Next dividend payment date
Oct 7, 2021
Next ex-dividend date
Sep 14, 2021

Merck & Dividends FAQ

Does Merck & pay a dividend?

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

What is Merck &'s Dividend Payment Date?

Merck &'s next dividend payment date is on 2021-10-07, when Merck & shareholders who owned MRK shares before 2021-09-14 will receive a dividend payment of $0.65 per share. Add MRK to your watchlist to be reminded of MRK's next dividend payment.

Is Merck &'s dividend stable?

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

Does Merck & have sufficient earnings to cover their dividend?

No, MRK's past year earnings per share was $2.78, and their annual dividend per share is $2.56. MRK's dividend payout ratio is 90.6%, which is not sustainable.

How much is Merck &'s dividend?

MRK pays a dividend of $2.56 per share. MRK's annual dividend yield is 3.33%. Merck &'s dividend is lower than the US Drug Manufacturers - General industry average of 3.4%, and it is higher than the US market average of 3.32%.

What is Merck &'s Ex-Dividend Date?

Merck &'s upcoming ex-dividend date is on 2021-09-14. Merck & shareholders who own MRK stock before this date will receive Merck &'s next dividend payment of $0.65 per share on 2021-10-07. Add MRK to your watchlist to be reminded before MRK's ex-dividend date.

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

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