Merck & Co Inc (Symbol: MRK) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ETF Channel , with a stunning $16.02B worth of stock held by ETFs, and above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.87% yield, according to the most recent Dividend Channel''DividendRank'' report. The report noted a strong quarterly dividend history at Merck & Co Inc, and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.
The annualized dividend paid by Merck & Co Inc is $1.88/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 06/13/2017. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for MRK, which the report stressed as being of key importance. Indeed, studying a company's past dividend history can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.