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Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 14, 2018

Merck & Company, Inc. ( MRK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.48 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 06, 2018. Shareholders who purchased MRK prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.13% increase over prior dividend payment.

The previous trading day's last sale of MRK was $55.36, representing a -16.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $66.41 and a 4.22% increase over the 52 week low of $53.12.

MRK is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and TiGenix ( TIG ). MRK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.93. Zacks Investment Research reports MRK's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 4.4%, compared to an industry average of 9.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MRK Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to MRK through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have MRK as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF ( IYH )
  • Vanguard Health Care ETF ( VHT )
  • iShares Global Healthcare ETF ( IXJ )
  • John Hancock Multifactor Healthcare ETF ( JHMH )
  • Cambria Core Equity ETF ( CCOR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is JHMH with an increase of 7.53% over the last 100 days. IYH has the highest percent weighting of MRK at 4.41%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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