In trading on Friday, shares of Merck & Co Inc (Symbol: MRK) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $58.87, changing hands as high as $59.92 per share. Merck & Co Inc shares are currently trading up about 2.9% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of MRK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, MRK's low point in its 52 week range is $52.83 per share, with $66.41 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $59.74.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MRK makes up 8.58% of the iShares U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF (Symbol: IHE) which is trading higher by about 2.1% on the day Friday.