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Merck & Co Inc Stock Dividend Yield & Dates

MRK dividend stability and growth

Last Dividend per share
$0.7300
Forward Dividend yield
2.62%
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Dividend Stability Dividend
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Consistent Dividend Growth Dividend

MRK dividend yield vs industry/market

Company
2.66%
Industry
3.14%
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Top 75% Dividend Dividend
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Top 25% Dividend Dividend

MRK dividend payout ratio

Merck & Co Inc paid out 45.8% of its earnings over the trailing twelve months.
Retained earnings
54.2%
Payout ratio
45.8%
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Dividend Payout Ratio Dividend

MRK vs General Drug Manufacturer Stocks

TickerDiv. YieldStable?Drop Count (L10Y)Payout Ratio
MRK2.66%Yes0+45.80%
ABBV3.90%Yes0+74.90%
PFE3.68%Yes0+30.10%
LLY1.15%Yes0+56.70%
AZN2.21%No10+261.30%

MRK dividend dates

Next dividend payment date
Apr 10, 2023
Next ex-dividend date
Mar 14, 2023

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Merck & Co Dividends FAQ

Does Merck & Co pay a dividend?

Yes, MRK has paid a dividend within the past 3 months.


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What is Merck & Co's Dividend Payment Date?

Merck & Co's next dividend payment date is on 2023-04-10, when Merck & Co shareholders who owned MRK shares before 2023-03-14 will receive a dividend payment of $0.7300 per share. Add MRK to your watchlist to be reminded of MRK's next dividend payment.

Is Merck & Co's dividend stable?

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

Does Merck & Co have sufficient earnings to cover their dividend?

Yes, MRK's past year earnings per share was $6.03, and their annual dividend per share is $2.80. MRK's dividend payout ratio is 45.8%, which is sustainable.

How much is Merck & Co's dividend?

MRK pays a dividend of $2.80 per share. MRK's annual dividend yield is 2.66%. Merck & Co's dividend is lower than the US industry average of 3.14%, and it is lower than the US market average of 3.79%.

What is Merck & Co's Ex-Dividend Date?

Merck & Co's upcoming ex-dividend date is on 2023-03-14. Merck & Co shareholders who own MRK stock before this date will receive Merck & Co's next dividend payment of $0.7300 per share on 2023-04-10. Add MRK to your watchlist to be reminded before MRK's ex-dividend date.

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

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