Merck & Co. Inc., MRK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Drug Manufacturers – Major in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Merck & Co. Inc., MRK has a market cap of 164636.9. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970, Merck & Co. Inc., MRK performance year to date is 14.27%. Today Merck & Co. Inc., MRK has gained 0.97%, with a current price of 59.35.
Ownership of the company is 0.04% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 110.40%. Return of assets are at 4.60%, with return on investment at 6.40%.
In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Merck & Co. Inc., MRK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.54. While Total debt/equity is 0.59. With a profit margin of 11.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.80%, and operating margin of 18.20%. Merck & Co. Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.3.
For the last year Merck & Co. Inc., MRK has seen a EPS growth of -61.60%. A performance for the year of 7.01%. The 52-week high is 0.13%, and the 52-week low is 34.39%. The average volume for Merck & Co. Inc., MRK is 9469455.
With a target price of 61.45, can Merck & Co. Inc., MRK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Merck & Co. Inc., MRK. Merck & Co. Inc. has a P/E of 36.3 and a forward P/E of 15.79. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 10.84. Merck & Co. Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.18 and 3.76 respectively. For P/cash, Merck & Co. Inc. has a value of 12.72, while it is 28.29 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 59.35, Merck & Co. Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.10%. We see a return on equity of 10.20%.
Looking more long-term Merck & Co. Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 3.35%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 1.13% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -61.60% for this year and for the last five years a 41.50% growth has been seen.