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Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$58.45 USD

58.45
8,497,640

-0.12 (-0.21%)

Updated May 22, 2018 04:00 PM ET

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C Value | F Growth | B Momentum | D VGM

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Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 25.71%
2 Buy 18.12%
3 Hold 9.91%
4 Sell 5.49%
5 Strong Sell 2.29%
S&P 500 9.79%

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The Zacks Industry Rank assigns a rating to each of the 265 X (Expanded) Industries based on their average Zacks Rank.

An industry with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #1's and #2's will have a better average Zacks Rank than one with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #4's and #5's.

The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top industry (1 out of 265), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries. The industry with the worst average Zacks Rank (265 out of 265) would place in the bottom 1%.

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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.

As an investor, you want to buy stocks with the highest probability of success. That means you want to buy stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 or #2, Strong Buy or Buy, which also has a Score of an A or a B in your personal trading style.

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The Zacks Equity Research reports, or ZER for short, are our in-house, independently produced research reports.

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.

12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 8,498 14,341 13,427 15,719 17,486
Receivables 6,873 7,018 6,484 6,626 7,184
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 5,096 4,866 4,700 5,571 6,226
Other Current Assets 4,299 4,389 5,153 5,257 4,789
Total Current Assets 24,766 30,614 29,764 33,173 35,685
Net Property & Equipment 12,439 12,026 12,507 13,136 14,973
Investments & Advances 12,125 11,416 13,039 13,515 9,770
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 32,467 35,467 40,325 33,378 36,102
Deposits & Other Assets 6,075 5,854 6,144 5,133 9,115
Total Assets 87,872 95,377 101,779 98,335 105,645
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Notes Payable 3,057 568 2,585 2,704 4,521
Accounts Payable 3,102 2,807 2,533 2,625 2,274
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 10,427 10,274 11,216 10,523 9,501
Income Taxes Payable 708 2,239 1,560 1,606 251
Other Current Liabilities 1,320 1,316 1,309 1,308 1,321
Total Current Liabilities 18,614 17,204 19,203 18,766 17,868
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 2,219 5,077 6,535 4,266 6,776
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 21,353 24,274 23,929 18,699 20,539
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 11,117 8,514 7,345 7,813 8,136
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 53,303 55,069 57,012 49,544 53,319
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788
Capital Surplus 39,902 39,939 40,222 40,423 40,508
Retained Earnings 41,350 44,133 45,348 46,021 39,257
Other Equity -4,677 -5,006 -4,057 -4,179 364
Treasury Stock 43,794 40,546 38,534 35,262 29,591
Total Shareholder's Equity 34,569 40,308 44,767 48,791 52,326
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 87,872 95,377 101,779 98,335 105,645
Total Common Equity 34,569 40,308 44,767 48,791 52,326
Shares Outstanding 2,724.40 2,757.10 2,793.50 2,850.80 2,921.90
Book Value Per Share 12.69 14.62 16.03 17.11 17.91

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

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

3/31/2018 12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 7,346 8,498 11,195 11,967 15,249
Receivables 7,245 6,873 7,671 7,439 7,066
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 5,382 5,096 5,263 5,407 5,146
Other Current Assets 4,112 4,299 3,790 3,354 4,069
Total Current Assets 24,085 24,766 27,919 28,167 31,530
Net Property & Equipment 12,561 12,439 12,189 12,094 12,042
Investments & Advances 11,033 12,125 12,206 12,138 11,896
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 31,804 32,467 33,478 34,477 35,221
Deposits & Other Assets 6,558 6,075 5,884 5,928 5,872
Total Assets 86,041 87,872 91,676 92,804 96,561
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017
Notes Payable 2,055 3,057 5,157 3,181 5,037
Accounts Payable 3,162 3,102 2,620 2,934 2,484
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 9,709 10,427 9,992 9,363 8,658
Income Taxes Payable 717 708 396 1,979 2,330
Other Current Liabilities 1,317 1,320 1,302 1,301 1,314
Total Current Liabilities 16,960 18,614 19,467 18,758 19,823
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 2,206 2,219 4,159 4,560 4,889
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 21,501 21,353 21,838 21,706 23,437
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 11,473 7,713 8,068 8,324
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 52,140 53,303 53,177 53,092 56,473
Shareholders Equity 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788
Capital Surplus 39,874 39,902 39,823 39,776 39,899
Retained Earnings 41,107 41,350 43,701 45,046 44,387
Other Equity -4,827 -4,677 -4,694 -4,845 -4,829
Treasury Stock 44,041 43,794 42,119 42,053 41,157
Total Shareholder's Equity 33,901 34,569 38,499 39,712 40,088
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 86,041 87,872 91,676 92,804 96,561
Total Common Equity 33,901 34,569 38,499 39,712 40,088
Shares Outstanding 2,696.10 2,724.40 2,735.10 2,735.10 2,741.50
Book Value Per Share 12.57 12.69 14.08 14.52 14.62