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Merck & Co Inc: (MRK)

(Market Close from NYSE) As of Oct 24, 2014 04:01 PM ET

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$57.61 USD

57.61

+0.98 (1.73%)

Volume: 8,550,850

Zacks Rank : 3-Hold [?]     3    

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: 203 / 265 (Bottom 23.40%)

Rank in Industry:

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
MERCK & CO INC MRK
ALLERGAN INC AGN
ABBOTT LABS ABT
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

Recommendations and Estimates

Company Industry SP500
Average Recommendation (1=Buy, 5=Sell) 2.00 1.82 9.99
Current Quarter Estimate 0.88 23.73 -999.00
Year Ago Quarter Estimate 0.92 19.58 26.92
Next Quarter Estimate 0.87 22.53 -999.00
Next Year Estimate 3.58 19.00 28.25

Growth Rates

Company Industry SP500
This Year (-.4) -0.40 -1.10 9.00
Next Year (2.8) 2.80 10.30 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) 16.32 33.59
Price/Book (MRQ) 3.47 3.89
Price/Cash Flow (MRFY) 9.66 12.47
Dividend Yield 3.06% 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.