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Merck & Company, Inc. Stock Quote & Summary Data

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Industry: Health Care
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1 Year Target 64
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90 Day Avg. Daily Volume This is the average share volume for the past 50 trading days, for NASDAQ stocks and 90 trading days for Non-NASDAQ stocks. This field allows you to compare today's trading to the average daily volume. 10,421,530
Previous Close $ 57.46
52 Week High/Low $ 62.20 / $ 49.30
Market cap “Market Capitalization” is a measure of the estimated value of the common equity securities of the company or their equivalent. It does not include securities convertible into the common equity securities. “Market Capitalization” is derived from the last sale price for the displayed class of listed securities and the total number of shares outstanding for both listed and unlisted securities (as applicable). NASDAQ does not use this value to determine compliance with the listing requirements. $ 164,723,463,376
P/E Ratio 31.75
Forward P/E(1y) A widely used stock evaluation measure. For a security, the Price/Earnings Ratio is given by dividing the Last Sale Price by the Average EPS (Earnings Per Share) Estimate for the specified fiscal time period. The forward P/E refers to the value for the next full year. 16.46
Earnings Per Share (EPS) The EPS listed on our infoquote and Summary Quote page is "12-mos Rolling". EPS represents the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Net income (reported or estimated) for a period of time is divided by the total number of shares outstanding (TSO) during that period; See growth rate measures for EPS. Our vendor's methodology for the EPS on the infoquote and Summary Quote pages follows the EPS used by the majority of the analysts following the stock, in many cases this is EBITDA EPS. $ 1.82
Annualized dividend $ 1.80
Ex Dividend Date Dec. 11, 2014
Dividend Payment Date Jan. 8, 2015
Current Yield 3.13 %
Beta 0.99

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ETFs with MRK as a Top 10 Holding*

Weighting ETF Name (Symbol) 100-Day Price Change (%)
8.23% iShares U.S. Pharmaceutical ETF (IHE) +20.75  (15.91%)
7.31% Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care (XLV) +7.42  (12.12%)
6.86% iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund (IYH) +16.17  (12.58%)
6.23% Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT) +14.02  (12.53%)
5.81% Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS (PPH) +4.08  (6.71%)
*Data is provided by Barchart.com. Data reflects weightings calculated at the beginning of each month. Data is subject to change.
**Green highlights the top performing ETF by % change in the past 100 days.

Company Description (as filed with the SEC)

Merck & Co., Inc. (“Merck” or the “Company”) is a global health care company that delivers innovative health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products, which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. The Company’s operations are principally managed on a products basis and are comprised of four operating segments, which are the Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Consumer Care and Alliances segments, and one reportable segment, which is the Pharmaceutical segment. The Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders.  ... More ...  

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