Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK) Option Chain

MRK 
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Industry: Health Care
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Call and put options are quoted in a table called a chain sheet. The chain sheet shows the price, volume and open interest for each option strike price and expiration month.

MRK Options: Type:
Jun 16 | Jul 16 | Aug 16 | Oct 16 | Jan 17 | Jan 18 | Near Term | All

Option Chain for Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK)

Calls "Calls" is an option that gives the holder the right to buy the underlying asset. Last "Last Sale" is the most recent trade. Chg "Change" is the difference between a day's last trade and the previous day's last trade. Bid "Bid" is the price a potential buyer is willing to pay for a security. Sometimes also used in the contect of takeovers where one corporation is bidding for (trying to buy) another corporation. In trading, we have the bid-ask spread which is the difference between what buyers are willing to pay and what sellers are asking for in terms of price. Ask "Ask" is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price. Vol "Volume" is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Open Int "Open Interest" is the total number of derivatives contracts traded that have not yet been liquidated either by an offsetting derivative transaction or by delivery. Root Strike "Strike" is the index value at which the buyer of the option can buy or sell the underlying stock index. The strike index is converted to a dollar value by multiplying by the option's contract multiple. Puts "Put" is an option granting the right to sell the underlying futures contract. Opposite of a call. Last "Last Sale" is the most recent trade. Chg "Change" is the difference between a day's last trade and the previous day's last trade. Bid "Bid" is the price a potential buyer is willing to pay for a security. Sometimes also used in the contect of takeovers where one corporation is bidding for (trying to buy) another corporation. In trading, we have the bid-ask spread which is the difference between what buyers are willing to pay and what sellers are asking for in terms of price. Ask "Ask" is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price. Vol "Volume" is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Open Int "Open Interest" is the total number of derivatives contracts traded that have not yet been liquidated either by an offsetting derivative transaction or by delivery.
Jun 24, 2016 6.00 0 10 MRK 50.5 Jun 24, 2016 0.01 0 185
Jun 24, 2016 0 MRK 51 Jun 24, 2016 0.13 0 35
Jun 24, 2016 0 MRK 51.5 Jun 24, 2016 0.01 0 118
Jun 24, 2016 0 MRK 52 Jun 24, 2016 0.02 0 9
Jun 24, 2016 0 MRK 52.5 Jun 24, 2016 0.01 0 42
Jun 24, 2016 3.30 0 3 MRK 53 Jun 24, 2016 0.04 0 80
Jun 24, 2016 3.66 0 7 MRK 53.5 Jun 24, 2016 0.05 0 178
Jun 24, 2016 2.20 0 23 MRK 54 Jun 24, 2016 0.02 0 230
Jun 24, 2016 1.00 0 221 MRK 54.5 Jun 24, 2016 0.01 0 28
Jun 24, 2016 1.66 0 7 MRK 55 Jun 24, 2016 0.12 0 306
Jun 24, 2016 0.60 0 96 MRK 55.5 Jun 24, 2016 0.04 0 246
Jun 24, 2016 0.14 0 276 MRK 56 Jun 24, 2016 0.04 0 403
Jun 24, 2016 0.02 0 906 MRK 56.5 Jun 24, 2016 0.50 0 172
Jun 24, 2016 0.01 0 1765 MRK 57 Jun 24, 2016 0.72 0 93
Jun 24, 2016 0.01 0 932 MRK 57.5 Jun 24, 2016 1.51 0 58
Jun 24, 2016 0.01 0 454 MRK 58 Jun 24, 2016 1.63 0 38
Jun 24, 2016 0.01 0 192 MRK 58.5 Jun 24, 2016 2.15 0 4
Jun 24, 2016 0.01 0 42 MRK 59 Jun 24, 2016 0
Jun 24, 2016 0.08 0 6 MRK 59.5 Jun 24, 2016 0
Jun 24, 2016 0 MRK 60 Jun 24, 2016 0
Jun 24, 2016 0 MRK 60.5 Jun 24, 2016 0
Jun 24, 2016 0 MRK 61 Jun 24, 2016 0

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