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MERCK & CO INC Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for MRK

Based on 10 analysts offering 12 month price targets for MERCK & CO INC.
Min Forecast
$76.00-17.47%
Avg Forecast
$92.50+0.45%
Max Forecast
$110.00+19.45%

Should I buy or sell MRK stock?

Based on 11 analysts offering ratings for MERCK & CO INC.
Buy
Strong Buy
5 analysts 45.45%
Buy
1 analysts 9.09%
Hold
5 analysts 45.45%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

MRK stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
Anonymous
Morgan Stanley
HoldMaintains$87.00-5.53%2022-04-29
Wells Fargo
Top 17%
84
Strong BuyMaintains$105.00+14.02%2022-04-29
SVB Leerink
Bottom 1%
1
BuyMaintains$102.00+10.76%2022-04-29
Barclays
Bottom 20%
20
Strong BuyMaintains$97.00+5.33%2022-04-12
Morgan Stanley
Top 16%
85
HoldMaintains$80.00-13.13%2022-04-06
JP Morgan
Bottom 11%
11
Strong BuyMaintains$95.00+3.16%2022-01-28
UBS
Bottom 1%
1
HoldDowngrades$76.00-17.47%2021-12-13Find out why
Guggenheim
Bottom 3%
3
HoldDowngradesN/AN/A2021-12-07Find out why
Morgan Stanley
Bottom 2%
2
HoldMaintains$82.00-10.96%2021-11-29
Citigroup
Top 23%
78
HoldDowngrades$85.00-7.70%2021-11-29

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Forecast return on equity

Is MRK forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
54.74%
Industry
125.09%
Market
32.71%
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Forecast return on assets

Is MRK forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
20.98%
Industry
17.56%
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Forecast Return on Assets vs Industry Forecast

MRK earnings per share forecast

What is MRK's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$7.31+30.3%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$7.21+28.52%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$8.36+49.02%
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MRK revenue forecast

What is MRK's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$58.0B+7.44%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$56.6B+4.92%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$60.1B+11.35%
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MRK earnings growth forecast

How is MRK forecast to perform vs Drug Manufacturers - General companies and vs the US market?
Company
12.76%
Industry
13.59%
Market
15.78%
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Industry Forecast
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MRK revenue growth forecast

How is MRK forecast to perform vs Drug Manufacturers - General companies and vs the US market?
Company
3.65%
Industry
1.93%
Market
9.29%
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Market Forecast

MRK vs General Drug Manufacturer Stocks

TickerPricePrice TargetUp/downsideConsensus
MRK$92.09$92.50+0.45%Buy
AZN$64.54$75.00+16.21%Hold
ABBV$151.72$166.10+9.48%Buy
NVS$88.65N/AN/ASell
LLY$286.27$298.27+4.19%Strong Buy

MERCK & Stock Forecast FAQ

Is MERCK & Stock a good buy in 2022, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 11 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: MRK) stock is to Buy MRK stock.

Out of 11 analysts, 5 (45.45%) are recommending MRK as a Strong Buy, 1 (9.09%) are recommending MRK as a Buy, 5 (45.45%) are recommending MRK as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending MRK as a Sell, and 0 (0%) are recommending MRK as a Strong Sell.

What is MRK's earnings growth forecast for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: MRK) MERCK &'s forecast annual earnings growth rate of 12.76% is not forecast to beat the US Drug Manufacturers - General industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 13.59%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 15.78%.

MERCK &'s earnings in 2022 is $14,180,000,000.On average, 6 Wall Street analysts forecast MRK's earnings for 2022 to be $18,485,564,733, with the lowest MRK earnings forecast at $18,308,548,381, and the highest MRK earnings forecast at $19,041,901,838. On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast MRK's earnings for 2023 to be $18,232,684,230, with the lowest MRK earnings forecast at $16,614,249,014, and the highest MRK earnings forecast at $19,294,782,341.

In 2024, MRK is forecast to generate $21,140,810,009 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $20,407,456,552 and the highest earnings forecast at $22,582,228,873.

What is MRK's revenue growth forecast for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: MRK) MERCK &'s forecast annual revenue growth rate of 3.65% is forecast to beat the US Drug Manufacturers - General industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 1.93%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 9.29%.

MERCK &'s revenue in 2022 is $53,978,000,000.On average, 4 Wall Street analysts forecast MRK's revenue for 2022 to be $146,653,614,429,666, with the lowest MRK revenue forecast at $144,635,812,622,483, and the highest MRK revenue forecast at $148,483,844,652,925. On average, 4 Wall Street analysts forecast MRK's revenue for 2023 to be $143,216,255,277,674, with the lowest MRK revenue forecast at $139,474,951,463,312, and the highest MRK revenue forecast at $145,737,562,395,775.

In 2024, MRK is forecast to generate $151,997,505,438,936 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $146,723,796,355,525 and the highest revenue forecast at $160,055,656,447,325.

What is MRK's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2022-2025?

(NYSE: MRK) forecast ROA is 20.98%, which is higher than the forecast US Drug Manufacturers - General industry average of 17.56%.

What is MRK's Price Target?

According to 10 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year MRK price target, the average MRK price target is $92.50, with the highest MRK stock price forecast at $110.00 and the lowest MRK stock price forecast at $76.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that MERCK &'s share price could reach $92.50 by Apr 29, 2023. The average MERCK & stock price prediction forecasts a potential upside of 0.45% from the current MRK share price of $92.09.

What is MRK's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: MRK) MERCK &'s current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $5.61. On average, analysts forecast that MRK's EPS will be $7.31 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $7.24, and the highest EPS forecast at $7.53. On average, analysts forecast that MRK's EPS will be $7.21 for 2023, with the lowest EPS forecast at $6.57, and the highest EPS forecast at $7.63. In 2024, MRK's EPS is forecast to hit $8.36 (min: $8.07, max: $8.93).

What is MRK's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2022-2025?

(NYSE: MRK) forecast ROE is 54.74%, which is considered strong.
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