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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Merck & Co., Inc., MRK

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 175471.81. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970, Merck & Co., Inc., MRK performance year to date is 21.03%. Today Merck & Co., Inc., MRK has gained -0.38%, with a current price of 62.62.

Ownership of the company is 0.04% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 75.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 74.60%. Return of assets are at *TBA, 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 *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of 13.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 63.10%, and operating margin of 18.10%. Merck & Co., Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Merck & Co., Inc., MRK has seen a EPS growth of -61.60%. A performance for the year of 12.19%. The 52-week high is -2.16%, and the 52-week low is 41.80%. The average volume for Merck & Co., Inc., MRK is 6878185.

With a target price of *TBA, 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 34.42 and a forward P/E of 16.74. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.43. Merck & Co., Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.45 and 3.97 respectively. For P/cash, Merck & Co., Inc. has a value of *TBA, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 62.62, Merck & Co., Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.93%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Merck & Co., Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.35%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 0.59% 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.

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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