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MRK - Merck & Co Inc Share Price

$76.66 0.3  0.3%

Last Trade - 15/04/21

Large Cap
Market Cap £140.36bn
Enterprise Value £157.65bn
Revenue £34.83bn
Position in Universe 51st / 6854
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Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
39,498 39,807 40,122 42,294 46,840 47,994 49,558 51,265 +4.0%
+107.9 +27.6 -34.7 +3.2 +30.4 -11.0 +23.8 +6.07
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2020, Merck &Co., Inc. revenues increased 2% to $47.99B. Net incomebefore extraordinary items decreased 29% to $7.07B.Revenues reflect Europe, Middle East and Africa segmentincrease of 7% to $13.6B, United States segment increase of3% to $21.03B. Net income was offset by Research anddevelopment - Balancing v increase of 38% to $13.39B(expense).
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Profile Summary

Merck & Co., Inc. is a global healthcare company. The Company offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services and Alliances. The Company's Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells its human health pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed healthcare providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and other institutions. Vaccine products consist of preventive pediatric, adolescent and adult vaccines, primarily administered at physician offices.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim December 31st, 2020
Incorporated July 28, 1970
Public Since June 15, 1946
No. of Shareholders: 104,900
No. of Employees: 74,000
Sector Healthcare
Industry Pharmaceuticals
Index Dow Jones Composite , Dow Jones Industrial Average , FTSE Global 100, S&P Composite 1500 , S&P 500 , S&P 500 Health Care (sector),
Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Shares in Issue 2,531,300,247
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Upcoming Events for MRK
Thursday 29th April, 2021
Q1 2021 Merck & Co Inc Earnings Call
Thursday 29th April, 2021
Q1 2021 Merck & Co Inc Earnings Release
Monday 3rd May, 2021
Merck & Co Inc - Investor Day
Tuesday 25th May, 2021
Merck & Co Inc Annual Shareholders Meeting
Thursday 29th July, 2021
Q2 2021 Merck & Co Inc Earnings Call
Thursday 29th July, 2021
Q2 2021 Merck & Co Inc Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Merck & Co Inc
What is the Merck & Co Inc share price?

As of 15/04/21, shares in Merck & Co Inc are trading at $76.66, giving the company a market capitalisation of £140.36bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Merck & Co Inc share price performed this year?

Shares in Merck & Co Inc are currently trading at $76.66 and the price has moved by -7.77% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Merck & Co Inc price has moved by -38.02% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Merck & Co Inc?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Merck & Co Inc, there are there are currently 6 "buy" , 3 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Merck & Co Inc is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Merck & Co Inc next release its financial results?

Merck & Co Inc is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-12-31
What is the Merck & Co Inc dividend yield?

The Merck & Co Inc dividend yield is 3.25% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Merck & Co Inc pay a dividend?

Last year, Merck & Co Inc paid a total dividend of 2.48, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 3.25%. Looking ahead, Merck & Co Inc has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Merck & Co Inc next pay dividends?

Merck & Co Inc has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Merck & Co Inc shares is currently 3.25%.

How do I buy Merck & Co Inc shares?

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What is the market cap of Merck & Co Inc?

Shares in Merck & Co Inc are currently trading at $76.66, giving the company a market capitalisation of £140.36bn.

Where are Merck & Co Inc shares listed? Where are Merck & Co Inc shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Merck & Co Inc:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NYQ
Ticker Symbol: MRK
What kind of share is Merck & Co Inc?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Merck & Co Inc is currently classified as a Style Neutral. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Merck & Co Inc share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Merck & Co Inc are currently priced at $76.66. At that level they are trading at 15.27% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Merck & Co Inc currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 5.914 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Merck & Co Inc share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Merck & Co Inc. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -20.81%. At the current price of $76.66, shares in Merck & Co Inc are trading at -4.14% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Merck & Co Inc PE Ratio?

The Merck & Co Inc PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 15.99. The shares are currently trading at $76.66.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Merck & Co Inc?

Merck & Co Inc's management team is headed by:

Kenneth Frazier - CHM
Thomas Glocer - IND
Leslie Brun - LED
Thomas Cech - IND
Richard DeLuca - EVP
Robert Davis - PRE
Julie Gerberding - EVP
Pamela Craig - IND
Sanat Chattopadhyay - EVP
Jennifer Zachary - EVP
Steven Mizell - CHO
Franklin Clyburn - CEX
Mary Coe - IND
Dean Li - EVP
Caroline Litchfield - CFO
Who are the major shareholders of Merck & Co Inc?

Here are the top five shareholders of Merck & Co Inc based on the size of their shareholding:

The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 8.23% (208.4m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.12% (129.7m shares)
State Street Global Advisors (US) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.51% (114.2m shares)
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 2.82% (71.3m shares)
Vanguard 500 Index Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 2.04% (51.6m shares)
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