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Merck Co., Inc. (MRK)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$83.54 USD

83.54
7,035,916

+0.86 (1.04%)

Updated Aug 13, 2020 04:02 PM ET

3-Hold of 5     3    

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1Strong Buy24.33%
2Buy17.77%
3Hold9.37%
4Sell4.88%
5Strong Sell1.79%
S&P50010.56%

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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 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 EPS data.

12/31/19 12/31/18 12/31/17 12/31/16 12/31/15
Sales 46,840 42,294 40,122 39,807 39,498
Cost Of Goods 14,112 13,509 12,775 13,891 14,934
Gross Profit 32,728 28,785 27,347 25,916 24,564
Selling & Adminstrative & Depr. & Amort Expenses 20,487 19,854 20,038 19,886 17,017
Income After Depreciation & Amortization 12,241 8,931 7,309 6,030 7,547
Non-Operating Income -777 -230 -788 -1,371 -2,146
Interest Expense 0 0 0 0 0
Pretax Income 11,464 8,701 6,521 4,659 5,401
Income Taxes 1,687 2,508 4,103 718 942
Minority Interest -66 -27 24 21 17
Investment Gains/Losses 0 0 0 0 0
Other Income/Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Income From Cont. Operations 9,777 6,193 2,418 3,941 4,459
Extras & Discontinued Operations 0 0 0 0 0
Net Income 9,843 6,220 2,394 3,920 4,442
Depreciation Footnote 12/31/19 12/31/18 12/31/17 12/31/16 12/31/15
Income Before Depreciation & Amortization 15,893 13,450 11,946 11,471 13,922
Depreciation & Amortization (Cash Flow) 3,652 4,519 4,637 5,441 6,375
Income After Depreciation & Amortization 12,241 8,931 7,309 6,030 7,547
Earnings Per Share Data 12/31/19 12/31/18 12/31/17 12/31/16 12/31/15
Average Shares 2,580.00 2,679.00 2,748.00 2,787.00 2,841.00
Diluted EPS Before Non-Recurring Items 5.19 4.34 3.98 3.78 3.59
Diluted Net EPS 3.81 2.32 0.87 1.41 1.56

Fiscal Year end for Merck Co Inc falls in the month of December .

All items in Millions except EPS data.

6/30/20 3/31/20 12/31/19 9/30/19 6/30/19
Sales 10,872.00 12,057.00 11,867.00 12,397.00 11,760.00
Cost Of Goods 3,159.00 3,312.00 3,669.00 3,990.00 3,401.00
Gross Profit 7,713.00 8,745.00 8,198.00 8,407.00 8,359.00
SG&A, R&D, and Dept/Amort Expenses 4,584.00 4,764.00 5,437.00 5,793.00 4,901.00
Income After SG&A, R&D, and Dept/Amort Expenses 3,129.00 3,981.00 2,761.00 2,614.00 3,458.00
Non-Operating Income 390.00 -143.00 30.00 -267.00 -199.00
Interest Expense NA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pretax Income 3,519.00 3,838.00 2,791.00 2,347.00 3,259.00
Income Taxes 509.00 619.00 427.00 440.00 615.00
Minority Interest 8.00 0.00 7.00 6.00 -26.00
Investment Gains/Losses NA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Income/Charges NA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Income From Cont. Operations 3,010.00 3,219.00 2,364.00 1,907.00 2,644.00
Extras & Discontinued Operations 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Income 3,002.00 3,219.00 2,357.00 1,901.00 2,670.00
Earnings Per Share Data 6/30/20 3/31/20 12/31/19 9/30/19 6/30/19
Average Shares 2,536.00 2,547.00 2,559.00 2,572.00 2,588.00
Diluted EPS Before Non-Recurring Items 1.37 1.50 1.16 1.51 1.30
Diluted Net EPS 1.18 1.26 0.92 0.74 1.03