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Merck & Company (MRK)
81.64  -0.03 (-0.04%) 08-05 16:02
Open: 82.07 Pre. Close: 81.67
High: 82.47 Low: 81.15
Volume: 6,109,270 Market Cap: 206,068M
Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. It operates through Pharmaceutical and Animal Health segments. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, intra-abdominal, fungal infection, insomnia, and inflammatory diseases; neuromuscular blocking agents; cholesterol modifying medicines; and anti-bacterial and vaginal contraceptive products. It provides products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat non-small-cell lung, ovarian and breast, esophageal, thyroid, cervical, and brain cancers; and prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus, as well as vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases.
Prices Prediction (Update @5:00pm)
If tomorrow: Open lower Open higher
High: 82.485 - 83.04 83.04 - 83.5
Low: 80.079 - 80.623 80.623 - 81.075
Close: 80.823 - 81.706 81.706 - 82.439
Stock Technical Analysis
Overall:     
Target: Six months: 97.88
One year: 114.32
Support: Support1: 79.00
Support2: 76.04
Resistance: Resistance1: 83.80
Resistance2: 97.88
Pivot: 79.64
Moving Averages: MA(5): 81.01
MA(20): 79.15
MA(100): 78.07
MA(250): 82.44
MACD: MACD(12,26): 0.84
Signal(12,26,9): 0.49
%K %D: %K(14,3): 75.21
%D(3): 75.33
RSI: RSI(14): 60.55
52-Week: High: 92.64
Low: 65.25
Change(%): -3.7
Average Vol(K): 3-Month: 970101
10-Days: 854740
Price, MAs and Bollinger Bands
Price and moving averages has closed above its Short term moving average. Short term moving average is currently above mid-term; AND above long term moving averages. From the relationship between price and moving averages; we can see that: This stock is BULLISH in short-term; and BULLISH in mid-long term.

MRK has closed below upper band by 13.8%. Bollinger Bands are 41.2% narrower than normal. The narrow width of the bands suggests low volatility as compared to MRK's normal range. The bands have been in this narrow range for 24 bars. This is a sign that the market may be about to initiate a new trend.
Stock chart
Stock News
Thu, 06 Aug 2020
Merck : Leadership Change within Group Communications at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - Marketscreener.com

Thu, 06 Aug 2020
Q&A with Merck: Supply chains during Covid-19 - EPM Magazine

Thu, 06 Aug 2020
Merck KGaA profit falls while sales rise - MarketWatch

Thu, 06 Aug 2020
Merck KGaA Q2 Group Sales Up 3.7% - Nasdaq

Wed, 05 Aug 2020
Merck enters agreement with Hanmi for investigational NASH drug - PMLiVE

Wed, 05 Aug 2020
Merck Animal Health Completes Acquisition of IdentiGEN - Business Wire

Financial Analysis
Growth
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Profitability
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Solvency
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Stock Basics & Statistics
Exchange:  New York Stock Exchange
Sector:  Healthcare
Industry:  Drug ManufacturersGeneral
Shares Out. (M) 2520.00
Shares Float (M) 2520.00
% Held by Insiders 0.08
% Held by Institutions 78.55
Shares Short (K) 14880
Shares Short Prior Month (K) 15810
Stock Financials
EPS 3.940
Book Value (p.s.) 10.380
Profit Margin 21.10
Operating Margin 32.73
Return on Assets (ttm) 11.8
Return on Equity (ttm) 37.5
Qtrly Rev. Growth 11.5
Gross Profit (p.s.) 13.365
Sales Per Share 19.079
EBITDA (p.s.) 7.563
Qtrly Earnings Growth 10.40
Operating Cash Flow (M) 12810.00
Levered Free Cash Flow (M) 9000.00
Stock Valuation
PE Ratio 20.72
PEG Ratio 1.63
Price to Book value 7.86
Price to Sales 4.28
Price to Cash Flow 16.06
Stock Dividends
Dividend 2.260
Dividend Yield 0.03
Dividend Growth 2.440

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