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How has Merck & Co. Inc.:(NYSE:MRK) performed recently?

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 160825.73. It is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 35.68, a forward P/E of 15.56 and EPS of 1.64. At a stock price of 57.35 (-1.69%) 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 0.78% and more long-term 5.21% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 79.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -3.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 0.60%.

For performance, Merck & Co. Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.05%. For the last month performance for Merck & Co. Inc. is 0.67%. While the last quarter is 6.76% and half year, 17.68%. Finally for the year, performance is 2.20%.

The 52-week high for Merck & Co. Inc., is at -4.35%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 29.85%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.11% and 7.29% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.09%, and for the month it is 1.13%. Merck & Co. Inc., has a target price of 62.05.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, and for total debt/equity Merck & Co. Inc. has *TBA. The gross margin is 62.80%, while operating margin is 18.10%, the profit margin is 13.00%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.04%, with instituitional ownership at 75.00%. Merck & Co. Inc. has a payout ratio of 74.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2757.17. The shares float is 2757.17, with the float short at 1.16%, with short ratio coming to 3.69.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Merck & Co. Inc., get *TBA, with its returns on investment at 6.40%. Return on equity is *TBA. So will the investors see the target price of 62.05, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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