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Merck & Co Inc: (MRK)

(Real Time Quote from BATS) As of Oct 21, 2014 02:27 PM ET

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$55.04 USD

55.04

+0.99 (1.83%)

Volume: 9,743,041

Zacks Rank : 4-Sell [?]       4  

This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Industry / Sector Report

Industry: LARGE CAP PHARMA

Zacks Industry Rank: 218 / 265 (Bottom 17.74%)

Rank in Industry:

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
MERCK & CO INC MRK
ALLERGAN INC AGN
ABBVIE INC ABBV
ASTRAZENECA PLC AZN
BRISTOL-MYERS BMY
H LUNDBECK A S HLUYY
JOHNSON & JOHNS JNJ
LILLY ELI & CO LLY
NOVARTIS AG-ADR NVS
ROCHE HLDG LTD RHHBY

Recommendations and Estimates

Company Industry SP500
Average Recommendation (1=Buy, 5=Sell) 2.00 1.88 9.99
Current Quarter Estimate 0.88 22.90 -999.00
Year Ago Quarter Estimate 0.92 19.58 26.92
Next Quarter Estimate 0.87 22.62 -999.00
Next Year Estimate 3.57 19.00 28.25

Growth Rates

Company Industry SP500
This Year (-.3) -0.30 -0.30 9.00
Next Year (2.7) 2.70 9.80 6.80
Last 5 Years 1.20 4.00 11.20
Next 5 Years 4.90 7.00 NA

Financials

Company Industry
Price/Earnings (TTM) 15.31 33.49
Price/Book (MRQ) 3.26 3.89
Price/Cash Flow (MRFY) 9.06 12.47
Dividend Yield 3.26% 2.69%
Net Profit Margin (TTM) 12.89% 23.27%
Return on Equity (TTM) 20.49% 22.37%
Debt to Equity (MRQ) NA NA

MRQ = Most Recent Quarter

TTM = Trailing Twelve Months

MRFY = Most Recent Fiscal Year

Note: Company and S&P 500 ratios relating to share price calculated daily; all others calculated weekly or in accordance with company earnings announcement. Industry medians calculated weekly.