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Merck & Co Inc Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for MRK

Based on 8 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Merck & Co Inc.
Min Forecast
$104.00-18.6%
Avg Forecast
$138.38+8.31%
Max Forecast
$155.00+21.32%

Should I buy or sell MRK stock?

Based on 8 analysts offering ratings for Merck & Co Inc.
Buy
Strong Buy
5 analysts 62.5%
Buy
0 analysts 0%
Hold
2 analysts 25%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
1 analysts 12.5%

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MRK stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-07-11
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-06-20
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-04-26
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-04-08
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-03-27
Societe Generale
Bottom 48%
48
Strong SellDowngrades$104.00-18.60%2024-03-11
UBS
Bottom 10%
10
Strong BuyMaintains$148.00+15.84%2024-02-02
Barclays
Top 11%
90
Strong BuyMaintains$145.00+13.49%2024-02-02

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Forecast return on equity

Is MRK forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
72.85%
Industry
139.26%
Market
80.58%
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Forecast return on assets

Is MRK forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
27.78%
Industry
25.53%
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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 11 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$8.63+847.97%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$9.94+992.19%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$10.80+1,086.32%
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MRK revenue forecast

What is MRK's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$64.5B+5.01%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$69.0B+12.39%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$74.0B+20.54%
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Forecast High Revenue Growth Forecast

MRK earnings growth forecast

How is MRK forecast to perform vs Drug Manufacturers - General companies and vs the US market?
Company
128.74%
Industry
46.95%
Market
17.78%
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Market Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Savings Rate Forecast

MRK revenue growth forecast

How is MRK forecast to perform vs Drug Manufacturers - General companies and vs the US market?
Company
6.39%
Industry
9.29%
Market
10.62%
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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$127.76$138.38+8.31%Buy
ABBV$170.28$190.22+11.71%Strong Buy
JNJ$149.88$179.40+19.70%Buy
AZN$79.24$87.25+10.11%Strong Buy
NVS$111.70$117.50+5.19%Buy

Merck & Co Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Merck & Co Stock a good buy in 2024, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 8 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: MRK) stock is to Buy MRK stock.

Out of 8 analysts, 5 (62.5%) are recommending MRK as a Strong Buy, 0 (0%) are recommending MRK as a Buy, 2 (25%) are recommending MRK as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending MRK as a Sell, and 1 (12.5%) are recommending MRK as a Strong Sell.

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What is MRK's earnings growth forecast for 2024-2026?

(NYSE: MRK) Merck & Co's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 128.74% is forecast to beat the US Drug Manufacturers - General industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 46.95%, and it is also forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 17.78%.

Merck & Co's earnings in 2024 is $2,306,000,000.On average, 11 Wall Street analysts forecast MRK's earnings for 2024 to be $21,849,253,607, with the lowest MRK earnings forecast at $20,693,027,528, and the highest MRK earnings forecast at $22,795,256,763. On average, 9 Wall Street analysts forecast MRK's earnings for 2025 to be $25,173,308,605, with the lowest MRK earnings forecast at $24,314,940,547, and the highest MRK earnings forecast at $26,619,794,287.

In 2026, MRK is forecast to generate $27,342,910,487 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $25,809,296,268 and the highest earnings forecast at $28,567,015,775.

What is MRK's revenue growth forecast for 2024-2026?

(NYSE: MRK) Merck & Co's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 6.39% is not forecast to beat the US Drug Manufacturers - General industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 9.29%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 10.62%.

Merck & Co's revenue in 2024 is $61,402,000,000.On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast MRK's revenue for 2024 to be $163,308,236,022,444, with the lowest MRK revenue forecast at $162,150,158,461,888, and the highest MRK revenue forecast at $165,168,328,974,304. On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast MRK's revenue for 2025 to be $174,792,868,833,395, with the lowest MRK revenue forecast at $169,720,220,083,475, and the highest MRK revenue forecast at $182,151,831,180,519.

In 2026, MRK is forecast to generate $187,462,244,589,703 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $177,510,248,334,405 and the highest revenue forecast at $204,113,794,668,516.

What is MRK's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2024-2027?

(NYSE: MRK) forecast ROA is 27.78%, which is higher than the forecast US Drug Manufacturers - General industry average of 25.53%.

What is MRK's Price Target?

According to 8 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year MRK price target, the average MRK price target is $138.38, with the highest MRK stock price forecast at $155.00 and the lowest MRK stock price forecast at $104.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Merck & Co's share price could reach $138.38 by Jul 11, 2025. The average Merck & Co stock price prediction forecasts a potential upside of 8.31% from the current MRK share price of $127.76.

What is MRK's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2024-2026?

(NYSE: MRK) Merck & Co's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $0.91. On average, analysts forecast that MRK's EPS will be $8.63 for 2024, with the lowest EPS forecast at $8.17, and the highest EPS forecast at $9.00. On average, analysts forecast that MRK's EPS will be $9.94 for 2025, with the lowest EPS forecast at $9.60, and the highest EPS forecast at $10.51. In 2026, MRK's EPS is forecast to hit $10.80 (min: $10.19, max: $11.28).

What is MRK's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2024-2027?

(NYSE: MRK) forecast ROE is 72.85%, which is considered strong.
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