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Merck & Co New: (NYSE: MRK)

(U.S: NYSE) As of Apr 16, 2014 04:01 PM ET

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$56.26 USD

+0.21 (0.38%)

Volume: 9,635,546

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 26.94%
2 Buy 19.04%
3 Hold 10.56%
4 Sell 4.8%
5 Strong Sell 2.59%
S&P 500 10.39%

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Industry / Sector Report

Industry: LARGE CAP PHARMA

Zacks Industry Rank: 90 / 265 (Top 33.96%)

Rank in Industry:

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

Recommendations and Estimates

Company Industry SP500
Average Recommendation (1=Buy, 5=Sell) 1.96 1.98 9.99
Current Quarter Estimate 0.79 22.48 28.22
Year Ago Quarter Estimate 0.85 20.62 25.77
Next Quarter Estimate 0.84 22.90 29.62
Next Year Estimate 3.71 19.74 26.36

Growth Rates

Company Industry SP500
This Year (-.8) -0.80 -0.80 11.70
Next Year (7) 7.00 4.10 8.40
Last 5 Years 1.20 5.20 5.70
Next 5 Years 4.00 7.30 NA

Financials

Company Industry
Price/Earnings (TTM) 16.06 18.29
Price/Book (MRQ) 3.13 3.71
Price/Cash Flow (MRFY) 9.40 11.70
Dividend Yield 3.14% 2.59%
Net Profit Margin (TTM) 10.00% NA
Return on Equity (TTM) 20.08% NA
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.