Updated Feb 10, 2016 04:00 PM ET
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We produce five unique ratings, including the Zacks Style Score, which combines the individual style scores into 1 rating:
|Zacks Style Score||A|
Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.
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The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.
The three scores are based on the trading styles of Growth, Value, and Momentum.
Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.
As an investor, you want to buy stocks with the highest probability of success. That means you want to buy stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 or #2, Strong Buy or Buy, which also has a Score of an A or a B in your personal trading style.
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|Zacks Rank||Definition||Annualized Return|
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Merck & Co., Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Established in 1891, Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. The company devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs that not only donate Merck medicines but help deliver them to the people who need them. Merck also publishes unbiased health information as a not-for-profit service.
MERCK & CO INC
2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD
KENILWORTH, NJ 07033
|Industry||LARGE CAP PHARMA|
|Fiscal Year End||December|
|Last Reported Quarter||12/31/2015|
|Next EPS Date||4/26/2016|
|Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate||0.85|
|Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate||3.71|
|Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate||5.90|
|Next EPS Report Date||4/26/2016|
Price and Volume Information
|52 Week High||61.70|
|52 Week Low||45.69|
|20 Day Moving Average||13,452,408.00|
|Target Price Consensus||62.00|
|Shares Outstanding (millions)||2,793.54|
|Market Capitalization (millions)||138,364.19|
|Last Split Date||2/17/1999|
|Change in Payout Ratio||0.04|
|Last Dividend Payout / Amount||12/11/2015 / $0.46|
|Trailing 12 Months||13.76|
|vs. Previous Year||6.90%|
|vs. Previous Quarter||-3.12%|
|vs. Previous Year||-2.55%|
|vs. Previous Quarter||1.41%|
|Price / Sales||3.50|