Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 162084.82. It is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 35.74, a forward P/E of 15.59 and EPS of 1.64. At a stock price of 58.65 (0.39%) it has a dividend yield of 3.15%.
EPS growth for the last five years have been 41.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by -61.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 0.81% and more long-term 5.10% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 20.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -3.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -1.20%.
For performance, Merck & Co. Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.61%. For the last month performance for Merck & Co. Inc. is 5.13%. While the last quarter is 5.68% and half year, 20.78%. Finally for the year, performance is 3.27%.
The 52-week high for Merck & Co. Inc., is at -2.16%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 32.82%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.62% and 10.05% for the 200-day simple moving average.
Volatility for the week is at 1.16%, and for the month it is 1.18%. Merck & Co. Inc., has a target price of 61.85.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.54, and for total debt/equity Merck & Co. Inc. has 0.59. The gross margin is 62.80%, while operating margin is 18.20%, the profit margin is 11.70%. The current ratio is 1.6 and the quick ratio is 1.3.
Insider ownership is at 0.04%, with instituitional ownership at 74.90%. Merck & Co. Inc. has a payout ratio of 110.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2774. The shares float is 2766.95, with the float short at 1.10%, with short ratio coming to 3.44.
In terms of returns, the return on assets see Merck & Co. Inc., get 4.60%, with its returns on investment at 6.40%. Return on equity is 10.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 61.85, reached soon?
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