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.

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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.
Sep 23, 2016 5.50 6.25 0 0 MRK 57 Sep 23, 2016 0.30 0.18 0 1
Sep 23, 2016 5.76 5.20 5.75 0 3 MRK 57.5 Sep 23, 2016 0.08 0.18 0 17
Sep 23, 2016 5.28 4.70 5.25 0 3 MRK 58 Sep 23, 2016 0.03 0.18 0 15
Sep 23, 2016 4.10 4.75 0 0 MRK 58.5 Sep 23, 2016 0.01 0.18 0 13
Sep 23, 2016 3.80 3.50 4.25 0 0 MRK 59 Sep 23, 2016 0.01 0.03 0 89
Sep 23, 2016 4.10 3.30 3.75 0 0 MRK 59.5 Sep 23, 2016 0.01 0.18 0 84
Sep 23, 2016 3.15 1.03 2.84 3.25 5 5 MRK 60 Sep 23, 2016 0.11 0.18 0 192
Sep 23, 2016 1.98 2.59 0 0 MRK 60.5 Sep 23, 2016 0.01 0.13 0 150
Sep 23, 2016 2.21 1.88 2.46 0 1 MRK 61 Sep 23, 2016 0.01 0.13 0 233
Sep 23, 2016 1.57 -0.16 1.36 1.59 37 123 MRK 61.5 Sep 23, 2016 0.22 0.05 0 168
Sep 23, 2016 1.01 -0.35 0.88 1.09 36 2066 MRK 62 Sep 23, 2016 0.01 -0.43 0.04 40 123
Sep 23, 2016 0.65 0.04 0.36 0.58 48 661 MRK 62.5 Sep 23, 2016 0.01 -0.09 0.03 5 142
Sep 23, 2016 0.12 -0.06 0.11 95 278 MRK 63 Sep 23, 2016 1.07 0.01 0.16 0 23
Sep 23, 2016 0.02 -0.08 0.12 12 465 MRK 63.5 Sep 23, 2016 0.50 0.20 0.42 0.62 6 383
Sep 23, 2016 0.02 0.05 0 1367 MRK 64 Sep 23, 2016 1.89 0.92 1.13 0 55
Sep 23, 2016 0.02 0.10 0 16 MRK 64.5 Sep 23, 2016 2.47 1.42 1.62 0 46
Sep 23, 2016 0.01 -0.03 0.06 1 353 MRK 65 Sep 23, 2016 3.15 1.92 2.20 0 23
Sep 23, 2016 0.10 0.18 0 70 MRK 65.5 Sep 23, 2016 2.99 2.41 2.63 0 10
Sep 23, 2016 0.09 0.02 0 22 MRK 66 Sep 23, 2016 2.91 3.25 0 0
Sep 23, 2016 0.18 0 0 MRK 66.5 Sep 23, 2016 3.85 3.35 3.75 0 0
Sep 23, 2016 0.18 0 0 MRK 67 Sep 23, 2016 3.60 4.30 0 0
Sep 23, 2016 0.07 0.18 0 1 MRK 67.5 Sep 23, 2016 4.25 4.80 0 0
Sep 23, 2016 0.18 0 0 MRK 68 Sep 23, 2016 4.75 5.30 0 0
Sep 23, 2016 0.18 0 0 MRK 68.5 Sep 23, 2016 5.10 5.80 0 0
Sep 23, 2016 0.18 0 0 MRK 69 Sep 23, 2016 5.75 6.30 0 0
Sep 30, 2016 6.49 5.65 6.40 0 0 MRK 57 Sep 30, 2016 0.02 0.12 0 44
Sep 30, 2016 5.15 5.85 0 0 MRK 57.5 Sep 30, 2016 0.02 0.05 0 97
Sep 30, 2016 4.65 5.40 0 0 MRK 58 Sep 30, 2016 0.02 0.02 0 37
Sep 30, 2016 4.05 6.40 0 0 MRK 58.5 Sep 30, 2016 0.03 0.02 0 150
Sep 30, 2016 3.00 3.65 4.40 0 0 MRK 59 Sep 30, 2016 0.04 0.03 0 48
Sep 30, 2016 2.58 2.04 4.05 0 6 MRK 59.5 Sep 30, 2016 0.27 0.04 0 30
Sep 30, 2016 2.60 2.61 3.35 0 2 MRK 60 Sep 30, 2016 0.07 0.02 0.05 0 246
Sep 30, 2016 2.04 2.23 2.86 0 1 MRK 60.5 Sep 30, 2016 0.06 -0.21 0.03 0.06 5 44
Sep 30, 2016 1.45 1.73 2.45 0 19 MRK 61 Sep 30, 2016 0.06 -0.03 0.08 90 89
Sep 30, 2016 1.64 0.90 1.48 1.67 35 101 MRK 61.5 Sep 30, 2016 0.12 -0.02 0.12 1 56
Sep 30, 2016 1.07 -0.32 1.10 1.30 10 2036 MRK 62 Sep 30, 2016 0.17 -0.02 0.16 0.21 48 95
Sep 30, 2016 0.84 -0.17 0.72 0.88 11 358 MRK 62.5 Sep 30, 2016 0.27 -0.03 0.25 0.54 45 165
Sep 30, 2016 0.54 -0.01 0.43 0.55 82 561 MRK 63 Sep 30, 2016 0.45 -0.05 0.46 0.59 27 155
Sep 30, 2016 0.30 0.13 0.28 16 863 MRK 63.5 Sep 30, 2016 1.57 0.71 0.97 0 18
Sep 30, 2016 0.14 -0.09 0.02 0.13 11 820 MRK 64 Sep 30, 2016 1.89 0.87 1.22 0 10
Sep 30, 2016 0.10 0.06 0 432 MRK 64.5 Sep 30, 2016 1.80 0.50 1.33 1.69 10 10
Sep 30, 2016 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.21 1 400 MRK 65 Sep 30, 2016 1.51 2.74 0 0
Sep 30, 2016 0.05 0.03 0 86 MRK 65.5 Sep 30, 2016 2.86 2.08 2.95 0 1
Sep 30, 2016 0.19 0 0 MRK 66 Sep 30, 2016 2.51 3.50 0 0
Sep 30, 2016 0.20 0.19 0 10 MRK 66.5 Sep 30, 2016 3.55 2.14 4.00 0 9
Sep 30, 2016 0.19 0 0 MRK 67 Sep 30, 2016 2.60 5.90 0 0
Sep 30, 2016 0.19 0 0 MRK 67.5 Sep 30, 2016 2.92 5.00 0 0
Sep 30, 2016 0.18 0 0 MRK 68 Sep 30, 2016 3.65 5.50 0 0
Sep 30, 2016 0.18 0 0 MRK 68.5 Sep 30, 2016 4.45 6.10 0 0
Sep 30, 2016 0.18 0 0 MRK 69 Sep 30, 2016 5.45 6.60 0 0
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