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Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$85.27 USD

85.27
5,484,268

+0.62 (0.73%)

Updated Nov 20, 2019 03:56 PM ET

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S&P
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Buy
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500
24.62%
17.69%
9.40%
5.11%
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10.65%

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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 scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM 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 ever popular one-page Snapshot reports are generated for virtually every single Zacks Ranked stock. It's packed with all of the company's key stats and salient decision making information. Including the Zacks Rank, Zacks Industry Rank, Style Scores, the Price, Consensus & Surprise chart, graphical estimate analysis and how a stocks stacks up to its peers.

The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

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Fiscal Year End for Merck & Co., Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 8,864 8,498 14,341 13,427 15,719
Receivables 7,071 6,873 7,018 6,484 6,626
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 5,440 5,096 4,866 4,700 5,571
Other Current Assets 4,500 4,299 4,389 5,153 5,257
Total Current Assets 25,875 24,766 30,614 29,764 33,173
Net Property & Equipment 13,291 12,439 12,026 12,507 13,136
Investments & Advances 6,233 12,125 11,416 13,039 13,515
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 29,684 32,467 35,467 40,325 33,378
Deposits & Other Assets 7,554 6,075 5,854 6,144 5,133
Total Assets 82,637 87,872 95,377 101,779 98,335
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Notes Payable 5,308 3,057 568 2,585 2,704
Accounts Payable 3,318 3,102 2,807 2,533 2,625
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 10,151 10,427 10,274 11,216 10,523
Income Taxes Payable 1,971 708 2,239 1,560 1,606
Other Current Liabilities 1,458 1,320 1,316 1,309 1,308
Total Current Liabilities 22,206 18,614 17,204 19,203 18,766
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 1,702 2,219 5,077 6,535 4,266
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 19,806 21,353 24,274 23,929 18,699
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 12,041 11,117 8,514 7,345 7,813
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 55,755 53,303 55,069 57,012 49,544
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788
Capital Surplus 38,808 39,902 39,939 40,222 40,423
Retained Earnings 42,579 41,350 44,133 45,348 46,021
Other Equity -5,364 -4,677 -5,006 -4,057 -4,179
Treasury Stock 50,929 43,794 40,546 38,534 35,262
Total Shareholder's Equity 26,882 34,569 40,308 44,767 48,791
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 82,637 87,872 95,377 101,779 98,335
Total Common Equity 26,882 34,569 40,308 44,767 48,791
Shares Outstanding 2,600.30 2,724.40 2,757.10 2,793.50 2,850.80
Book Value Per Share 10.34 12.69 14.62 16.03 17.11

Fiscal Year End for Merck & Co., Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 8,018 7,105 8,798 8,864 10,285
Receivables 8,442 7,964 7,608 7,071 7,374
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 5,855 5,847 5,712 5,440 5,416
Other Current Assets 3,827 3,382 3,233 4,500 3,761
Total Current Assets 26,142 24,298 25,351 25,875 26,836
Net Property & Equipment 14,287 13,862 13,506 13,291 12,755
Investments & Advances 2,111 3,779 5,621 6,233 7,606
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 31,787 32,871 29,169 29,684 30,433
Deposits & Other Assets 9,004 9,155 8,707 7,554 7,500
Total Assets 83,331 83,965 82,354 82,637 85,130
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Notes Payable 3,411 3,816 3,175 5,308 3,656
Accounts Payable 3,198 3,142 3,018 3,318 3,091
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 11,768 11,054 10,081 10,151 9,776
Income Taxes Payable 873 634 807 1,971 759
Other Current Liabilities 1,434 1,439 1,462 1,458 1,304
Total Current Liabilities 20,684 20,085 18,543 22,206 18,586
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 1,960 2,089 1,835 1,702 2,065
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 22,677 22,771 22,721 19,806 19,936
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 11,085 11,585 12,041 11,887
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 56,406 56,228 54,684 55,755 52,474
Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788
Capital Surplus 39,561 39,484 38,768 38,808 39,762
Retained Earnings 45,804 45,295 44,065 42,579 42,189
Other Equity -5,303 -5,260 -5,215 -5,364 -4,917
Treasury Stock 54,925 53,570 51,736 50,929 46,166
Total Shareholder's Equity 26,925 27,737 27,670 26,882 32,656
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 83,331 83,965 82,354 82,637 85,130
Total Common Equity 26,925 27,737 27,670 26,882 32,656
Shares Outstanding 2,560.30 2,574.60 2,581.60 2,600.30 2,659.50
Book Value Per Share 10.52 10.77 10.72 10.34 12.28