Back to top
more

Merck & Co Inc: (MRK)

(Real Time Quote from BATS)

 Add to portfolio

Trades from $3

$62.80 USD

62.80
4,507,145

-0.78 (-1.23%)

Updated Aug 24, 2016 03:08 PM ET

Volume: 4,507,145

Open: $63.53

Prior Close: $63.58

3-Hold     3    

Value: C | Growth: C | Momentum: B | VGM: C

The Zacks Scorecard is a complimentary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the investor to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal investment style.

We produce five unique ratings, including the Zacks Style Score, which combines the individual style scores into 1 rating:

Zacks Style Score A
Growth Score A
Value Score A
Momentum Score A
Income 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.

Zacks Scorecard Education - Learn more about the Zacks Scorecard

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.

Zacks Style Scores Education - Learn more about the Zacks Style Scores

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%

Zacks Rank Education - Learn about the Zacks Rank

Zacks Rank Home - Zacks Rank resources in one place

Zacks Premium - The way to access to the Zacks Rank

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.

Researching stocks has never been so easy or insightful as with the ZER Analyst and Snapshot reports.

Learn more about Zacks Equity Research reports

See more Zacks Equity Research reports

Income Statements

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.

Zacks Style Scores Education - Learn more about the Zacks Style Scores

Research Reports for MRK [?]:

Analyst Snapshot

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.

Researching stocks has never been so easy or insightful as with the ZER Analyst and Snapshot reports.

Learn more about Zacks Equity Research reports

See more Zacks Equity Research reports

Fiscal Year end for MERCK & CO INC falls in the month of December .

All items in Millions except EPS data.

12/31/15 12/31/14 12/31/13 12/31/12 12/31/11
Sales 39,498 42,237 44,033 47,267 48,047
Cost Of Goods 14,934 16,768 16,954 16,446 16,871
Gross Profit 24,564 25,469 27,079 30,821 31,176
Selling & Adminstrative & Depr. & Amort Expenses 17,017 18,786 19,414 20,944 22,200
Income After Depreciation & Amortization 7,547 6,683 7,665 9,877 8,976
Non-Operating Income -2,146 10,600 -2,120 -1,138 -1,642
Interest Expense 0 0 0 0 0
Pretax Income 5,401 17,283 5,545 8,739 7,334
Income Taxes 942 5,349 1,028 2,440 942
Minority Interest 17 14 113 131 120
Investment Gains/Losses 0 0 0 0 0
Other Income/Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Income From Cont. Operations 4,459 11,934 4,517 6,299 6,392
Extras & Discontinued Operations 0 0 0 0 0
Net Income 4,442 11,920 4,404 6,168 6,272
Depreciation Footnote 12/31/15 12/31/14 12/31/13 12/31/12 12/31/11
Income Before Depreciation & Amortization 13,922 13,374 14,653 16,855 16,403
Depreciation & Amortization (Cash Flow) 6,375 6,691 6,988 6,978 7,427
Income After Depreciation & Amortization 7,547 6,683 7,665 9,877 8,976
Earnings Per Share Data 12/31/15 12/31/14 12/31/13 12/31/12 12/31/11
Average Shares 2,841.00 2,928.00 2,996.00 3,076.00 3,094.00
Diluted EPS Before Non-Recurring Items 3.59 3.49 3.49 3.82 3.77
Diluted Net EPS 1.56 4.07 1.47 2.00 2.02

Fiscal Year end for MERCK & CO INC falls in the month of December .

All items in Millions except EPS data.

6/30/16 3/31/16 12/31/15 9/30/15 6/30/15
Sales 9,844.00 9,312.00 10,215.00 10,073.00 9,785.00
Cost Of Goods 3,578.00 3,572.00 3,850.00 3,761.00 3,754.00
Gross Profit 6,266.00 5,740.00 6,365.00 6,312.00 6,031.00
SG&A, R&D, and Dept/Amort Expenses 4,609.00 3,977.00 4,413.00 3,972.00 4,294.00
Income After SG&A, R&D, and Dept/Amort Expenses 1,657.00 1,763.00 1,952.00 2,340.00 1,737.00
Non-Operating Income -153.00 -139.00 -1,136.00 57.00 -930.00
Interest Expense 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pretax Income 1,504.00 1,624.00 816.00 2,397.00 807.00
Income Taxes 295.00 494.00 -166.00 566.00 119.00
Minority Interest 4.00 5.00 6.00 5.00 1.00
Investment Gains/Losses 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Income/Charges 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Income From Cont. Operations 1,209.00 1,130.00 982.00 1,831.00 688.00
Extras & Discontinued Operations 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Income 1,205.00 1,125.00 976.00 1,826.00 687.00
Earnings Per Share Data 6/30/16 3/31/16 12/31/15 9/30/15 6/30/15
Average Shares 2,789.00 2,795.00 2,813.00 2,836.00 2,850.00
Diluted EPS Before Non-Recurring Items 0.93 0.89 0.93 0.96 0.86
Diluted Net EPS 0.43 0.40 0.35 0.64 0.24