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Merck & Co Inc Stock Dividend Yield & Dates

MRK dividend stability and growth

Last Dividend per share
$0.6500
Forward Dividend yield
3.61%
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

Company
3.2%
Industry
3.39%
MRK dividends (3.2%) are in the top 75% of all US listed companies
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MRK dividends (3.2%) are not in the top 25% of all US listed companies
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MRK dividend payout ratio

Merck & Co Inc paid out 116.4% of its earnings over the trailing twelve months.
Retained earnings
N/A
Payout ratio
116.4%
MRK earnings are insufficient to cover MRK's dividend payouts
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MRK dividend dates

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

Merck & Dividends FAQ

Does Merck & pay a dividend?

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

What is Merck &'s Dividend Payment Date?

Merck &'s last dividend payment date was on 2021-10-07, when Merck & shareholders who owned MRK shares before 2021-09-14 received a dividend payment of $0.6500 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.

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 $2.20, and their annual dividend per share is $2.60. MRK's dividend payout ratio is 116.4%, which is not sustainable.

How much is Merck &'s dividend?

MRK pays a dividend of $2.60 per share. MRK's annual dividend yield is 3.2%. Merck &'s dividend is lower than the US Drug Manufacturers - General industry average of 3.39%, and it is lower than the US market average of 4.04%.

What is Merck &'s Ex-Dividend Date?

Merck &'s previous ex-dividend date was on 2021-09-14. Merck & shareholders who own MRK stock before this date received Merck &'s last dividend payment of $0.6500 per share on 2021-10-07. 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.

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

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