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Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK)

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$61.84 USD

61.84
6,000,757

-0.86 (-1.37%)

Updated Aug 17, 2017 03:58 PM ET

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C Value | C Growth | B Momentum | C VGM

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Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

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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 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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Research for MRK

   

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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 & Company, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013 12/31/2012
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 14,341 13,427 15,719 17,486 16,141
Receivables 7,018 6,484 6,626 7,184 7,672
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 4,866 4,700 5,571 6,226 6,535
Other Current Assets 4,389 5,153 5,257 4,789 4,509
Total Current Assets 30,614 29,764 33,173 35,685 34,857
Net Property & Equipment 12,026 12,507 13,136 14,973 16,030
Investments & Advances 11,416 13,039 13,515 9,770 7,305
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 35,467 40,325 33,378 36,102 41,217
Deposits & Other Assets 5,854 6,144 5,133 9,115 6,723
Total Assets 95,377 101,779 98,335 105,645 106,132
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013 12/31/2012
Notes Payable 568 2,585 2,704 4,521 4,315
Accounts Payable 2,807 2,533 2,625 2,274 1,753
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 10,274 11,216 10,523 9,501 9,737
Income Taxes Payable 2,239 1,560 1,606 251 1,200
Other Current Liabilities 1,316 1,309 1,308 1,321 1,343
Total Current Liabilities 17,204 19,203 18,766 17,868 18,348
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 5,077 6,535 4,266 6,776 16,067
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 24,274 23,929 18,699 20,539 16,254
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 8,514 7,345 7,813 8,136 0
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 55,069 57,012 49,544 53,319 50,669
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013 12/31/2012
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788
Capital Surplus 39,939 40,222 40,423 40,508 40,646
Retained Earnings 44,133 45,348 46,021 39,257 39,985
Other Equity -5,006 -4,057 -4,179 364 -2,239
Treasury Stock 40,546 38,534 35,262 29,591 24,717
Total Shareholder's Equity 40,308 44,767 48,791 52,326 55,463
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 95,377 101,779 98,335 105,645 106,132
Total Common Equity 40,308 44,767 48,791 52,326 55,463
Shares Outstanding 2,757.10 2,793.50 2,850.80 2,921.90 3,040.00
Book Value Per Share 14.62 16.03 17.11 17.91 18.24

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

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016 9/30/2016 6/30/2016
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents NA 15,249 14,341 13,067 11,834
Receivables NA 7,066 7,018 7,364 6,916
Notes Receivable NA 0 0 0 0
Inventories NA 5,146 4,866 5,244 5,248
Other Current Assets NA 4,069 4,389 3,765 3,928
Total Current Assets NA 31,530 30,614 29,440 27,926
Net Property & Equipment NA 12,042 12,026 12,029 11,987
Investments & Advances NA 11,896 11,416 11,657 11,879
Other Non-Current Assets NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges NA 0 0 0 0
Intangibles NA 35,221 35,467 38,766 38,124
Deposits & Other Assets NA 5,872 5,854 6,443 6,559
Total Assets NA 96,561 95,377 98,335 96,475
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016 9/30/2016 6/30/2016
Notes Payable NA 5,037 568 1,487 644
Accounts Payable NA 2,484 2,807 2,481 2,514
Current Portion Long-Term Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses NA 8,658 10,274 9,087 9,255
Income Taxes Payable NA 2,330 2,239 1,208 1,213
Other Current Liabilities NA 1,314 1,316 1,292 1,292
Total Current Liabilities NA 19,823 17,204 15,555 14,918
Mortgages NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income NA 4,889 5,077 6,374 6,091
Convertible Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt NA 23,437 24,274 23,656 23,642
Non-Current Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities NA 8,514 8,793 8,378
Minority Interest (Liabilities) NA 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities NA 56,473 55,069 54,378 53,029
Shareholders Equity 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016 9/30/2016 6/30/2016
Preferred Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) NA 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788
Capital Surplus NA 39,899 39,939 39,897 39,911
Retained Earnings NA 44,387 44,133 46,028 45,121
Other Equity NA -4,829 -5,006 -4,039 -3,997
Treasury Stock NA 41,157 40,546 39,717 39,377
Total Shareholder's Equity NA 40,088 40,308 43,957 43,446
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity NA 96,561 95,377 98,335 96,475
Total Common Equity 0 40,088 40,308 43,957 43,446
Shares Outstanding 2,735.10 2,741.50 2,757.10 2,765.20 2,768.00
Book Value Per Share 0.00 14.62 14.62 15.90 15.70