Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), a Drug Manufacturers – Major company from Healthcare sector has been doing very well. The company has reported a price of $60.76 today, marking a change of -0.70%.
Merck & Co., Inc. has a current return on equity (ROE) of 12.50% while its debt to equity stands at 0.57. The return on investment (ROI) is at 6.40% and the gross margin is reported to be 64.50%.
Merck & Co., Inc. is predicting a healthy earnings per share growth of 41.50% over the period of next five years.
The stats for Merck & Co., Inc.’s performance is below.
The weekly performance stands at -0.83%, while the monthly performance measure stands at 4.21%. Not surprisingly its volatility is at 1.64% with an average volume of 10541.02. Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security. It can be measured by using the variance between returns from the market index. Generally speaking, there is always a positive correlation between high volatility and high risk.
The performance per month is at 4.21%, while the performance per quarter stands at .
has a float short of 0.81% at present and the short ratio is at 2.11. Shares shorted can actually exceed 50% of the float in a company. Because the float is the amount of a company’s shares that are publicly owned, all tradable shares can therefore be borrowed by short sellers.
The numbers in regards to Merck & Co., Inc.’s valuation are below.
The market cap is at 168709.39, while the P/E stands at 31.12, with a P/S of 4.23 and earnings per share this year of -61.60%.
The earnings per share is used as a primary indicator of a company’s profitability or loss. Earnings per share is basically the portion of a company’s profit that is allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.
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