NYSE: MRK
Merck & Co Inc Stock Dividend Yield & Dates

MRK dividend stability and growth

Current Dividend per share
$0.61
Current Dividend yield
0.72%
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
3.04%
Current Industry
3.56%
MRK dividends (3.04%) are in the top 75% of all US listed companies
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MRK dividends (3.04%) are not in the top 25% of all US listed companies
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MRK dividend payout ratio

Merck & Co Inc paid out 57.60% of its net income over the trailing twelve months.
Retained earnings
42.40%
Payout ratio
57.60%
MRK earnings are sufficient to cover MRK's dividend payouts
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MRK dividend dates

Last dividend payment date
Oct 7, 2020
Last ex-dividend date
Sep 14, 2020

Merck & Dividends FAQ

Yes, MRK has issued a dividend within the past 12 months.
MRK pays a dividend of $2.38 per share. MRK's annual dividend yield is 3.04%. Merck &'s dividend is lower than the US retail industry average of 3.56%, and it is lower than the US market average of 4.25%.
Merck &'s last dividend payment date was on 2020-10-07, when Merck & shareholders who owned MRK shares before 2020-09-14 received a dividend payment of $0.61 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.
Merck &'s previous ex-dividend date was on 2020-09-14. Merck & shareholders who own MRK stock before this date received Merck &'s last dividend payment of $0.61 per share on 2020-10-07. 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.
Yes, MRK's dividend has been stable for the last 10 years.
Yes, MRK's' dividend has been growing over the last 10 years.
Yes, MRK's past year earnings per share was $4.13, and their annual dividend per share is $2.38. MRK's dividend payout ratio is 57.60%, which is sustainable.
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