Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 176561.03. It is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 34.82, a forward P/E of 16.56 and EPS of 1.83. At a stock price of 63.44 (-0.23%) it has a dividend yield of 2.89%.
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 2.54% and more long-term 6.29% 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 0.86%. For the last month performance for Merck & Co., Inc. is 8.57%. While the last quarter is 15.29% and half year, 27.89%. Finally for the year, performance is 21.84%.
The 52-week high for Merck & Co., Inc., is at -0.88%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 43.64%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.90% and 16.96% for the 200-day simple moving average.
Volatility for the week is at 0.96%, and for the month it is 1.61%. Merck & Co., Inc., has a target price of 65.47.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.55, and for total debt/equity Merck & Co., Inc. has 0.56. The gross margin is 63.20%, while operating margin is 18.10%, the profit margin is 13.00%. The current ratio is 1.9 and the quick ratio is 1.5.
Insider ownership is at 0.04%, with instituitional ownership at 75.00%. Merck & Co., Inc. has a payout ratio of 99.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2776.99. The shares float is 2764.14, with the float short at 1.03%, with short ratio coming to 2.87.
In terms of returns, the return on assets see Merck & Co., Inc., get 5.20%, with its returns on investment at 6.40%. Return on equity is 11.60%. So will the investors see the target price of 65.47, reached soon?
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