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Merck & Co Inc: (MRK)

(Market Close from NYSE) As of Dec 19, 2014 04:04 PM ET

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$59.58 USD

59.58
17,275,666

+0.60 (1.02%)

Volume: 17,275,666

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: 106 / 265 (Top 40.00%)

Rank in Industry:

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
MERCK & CO INC MRK
ABBVIE INC ABBV
ALLERGAN INC AGN
H LUNDBECK A S HLUYY
ABBOTT LABS ABT
ASTRAZENECA PLC AZN
BAYER A G -ADR BAYRY
BRISTOL-MYERS BMY
GLAXOSMITHKLINE GSK
JOHNSON & JOHNS JNJ

Recommendations and Estimates

Company Industry SP500
Average Recommendation (1=Buy, 5=Sell) 2.00 1.91 9.99
Current Quarter Estimate 0.86 22.08 -999.00
Year Ago Quarter Estimate 0.88 19.00 26.92
Next Quarter Estimate 0.77 14.17 -999.00
Next Year Estimate 3.58 21.23 28.25

Growth Rates

Company Industry SP500
This Year (0) 0.00 -3.80 9.40
Next Year (2.4) 2.40 8.80 7.00
Last 5 Years 1.20 4.00 11.20
Next 5 Years 5.80 7.60 NA

Financials

Company Industry
Price/Earnings (TTM) 16.97 22.34
Price/Book (MRQ) 3.79 4.34
Price/Cash Flow (MRFY) 9.99 13.47
Dividend Yield 3.02% 2.51%
Net Profit Margin (TTM) 12.50% 17.13%
Return on Equity (TTM) 20.75% 21.55%
Debt to Equity (MRQ) 0.41 26.89

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.