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Merck & Co. (MRK)

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Updated Jan 23, 2017 12:26 PM ET

Volume: 4,632,147

Open: $61.81

Prior Close: $62.53

3-Hold     3    

Value: B | Growth: D | Momentum: F | VGM: D

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Growth Score A
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Income Score A

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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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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 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 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. 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 NA 13,427 15,719 17,486 16,141
Receivables NA 6,484 6,626 7,184 7,672
Notes Receivable NA 0 0 0 0
Inventories NA 4,700 5,571 6,226 6,535
Other Current Assets NA 5,153 5,257 4,789 4,509
Total Current Assets NA 29,764 33,173 35,685 34,857
Net Property & Equipment NA 12,507 13,136 14,973 16,030
Investments & Advances NA 13,039 13,515 9,770 7,305
Other Non-Current Assets NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges NA 0 0 0 0
Intangibles NA 40,325 33,378 36,102 41,217
Deposits & Other Assets NA 6,144 5,133 9,115 6,723
Total Assets NA 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 NA 2,585 2,704 4,521 4,315
Accounts Payable NA 2,533 2,625 2,274 1,753
Current Portion Long-Term Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses NA 11,216 10,523 9,501 9,737
Income Taxes Payable NA 1,560 1,606 251 1,200
Other Current Liabilities NA 1,309 1,308 1,321 1,343
Total Current Liabilities NA 19,203 18,766 17,868 18,348
Mortgages NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income NA 6,535 4,266 6,776 16,067
Convertible Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt NA 23,929 18,699 20,539 16,254
Non-Current Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities NA 7,345 7,813 8,136 0
Minority Interest (Liabilities) NA 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities NA 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 NA 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) NA 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788
Capital Surplus NA 40,222 40,423 40,508 40,646
Retained Earnings NA 45,348 46,021 39,257 39,985
Other Equity NA -4,057 -4,179 364 -2,239
Treasury Stock NA 38,534 35,262 29,591 24,717
Total Shareholder's Equity NA 44,767 48,791 52,326 55,463
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity NA 101,779 98,335 105,645 106,132
Total Common Equity 0 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 0.00 16.03 17.11 17.91 18.24

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

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2016 9/30/2016 6/30/2016 3/31/2016 12/31/2015
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents NA 13,067 11,834 12,943 13,427
Receivables NA 7,364 6,916 6,850 6,484
Notes Receivable NA 0 0 0 0
Inventories NA 5,244 5,248 5,102 4,700
Other Current Assets NA 3,765 3,928 3,877 5,153
Total Current Assets NA 29,440 27,926 28,772 29,764
Net Property & Equipment NA 12,029 11,987 12,360 12,507
Investments & Advances NA 11,657 11,879 12,554 13,039
Other Non-Current Assets NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges NA 0 0 0 0
Intangibles NA 38,766 38,124 39,148 40,325
Deposits & Other Assets NA 6,443 6,559 5,921 6,144
Total Assets NA 98,335 96,475 98,755 101,779
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2016 9/30/2016 6/30/2016 3/31/2016 12/31/2015
Notes Payable NA 1,487 644 2,113 2,585
Accounts Payable NA 2,481 2,514 2,241 2,533
Current Portion Long-Term Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses NA 9,087 9,255 10,043 11,216
Income Taxes Payable NA 1,208 1,213 1,864 1,560
Other Current Liabilities NA 1,292 1,292 1,307 1,309
Total Current Liabilities NA 15,555 14,918 17,568 19,203
Mortgages NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income NA 6,374 6,091 6,256 6,535
Convertible Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt NA 23,656 23,642 23,656 23,929
Non-Current Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities NA 8,378 7,374 7,345
Minority Interest (Liabilities) NA 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities NA 54,378 53,029 54,854 57,012
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2016 9/30/2016 6/30/2016 3/31/2016 12/31/2015
Preferred Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) NA 1,788 1,788 1,788 1,788
Capital Surplus NA 39,897 39,911 40,145 40,222
Retained Earnings NA 46,028 45,121 45,192 45,348
Other Equity NA -4,039 -3,997 -4,099 -4,057
Treasury Stock NA 39,717 39,377 39,125 38,534
Total Shareholder's Equity NA 43,957 43,446 43,901 44,767
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity NA 98,335 96,475 98,755 101,779
Total Common Equity 0 43,957 43,446 43,901 44,767
Shares Outstanding 2,757.10 2,765.20 2,768.00 2,769.70 2,793.50
Book Value Per Share 0.00 15.90 15.70 15.85 16.03