The Crawford Investment Counsel Inc holds 1.27 million shares with $74.64M value, down from 1.29 million last quarter. (NYSE:MRK) by 44.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The company had revenue of $9.43 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.25 billion. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in Merck & Co.by 1.1% in the third quarter. JT Stratford LLC purchased a new position in Merck & Co. during the fourth quarter worth about $2,394,000. Merck & Co. The business had revenue of $9.43 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.25 billion. (NYSE:MRK) earned "Buy" rating by Berenberg on Tuesday, November 24. Barclays Capital maintained Merck & Co., Inc. Fincl Ltd owns 128,133 shares or 1.81% of their U.S. portfolio. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. The company's stock had a trading volume of 970 shares. The SI to Merck & Company Incorporated's float is 0.55%. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 513,040 shares of the company's stock worth $32,019,000 after buying an additional 176,665 shares during the last quarter. Merck & Co., Inc. has a 12 month low of $55.10 and a 12 month high of $66.80. (NYSE:MRK) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, January 13 by Bryan Garnier & Cie.
The stock's 50 day moving average is 39.47 and its 200 day moving average is 36.63. The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is a market prospect ratio which calculates the value of a stock relative to its earnings.
Analysts await Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on July, 27. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are forecasting a harmony target price of $123.96 on company shares. Merck & Co. Merck & Co.'s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $0.89 earnings per share. The company's revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 10th. (NYSE:MRK). Baker Ellis Asset Ltd Liability owns 30,101 shares or 0.52% of their U.S. portfolio. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th.
Presently Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) stock have an ABR of 1.31. Merck & Co.'s dividend payout ratio is now 92.61%. More interesting news about Merck & Co., Inc.
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MRK has been the subject of a number of other reports. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "sell" rating and issued a $51.00 target price on shares of Merck & Co.in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Macquarie Research maintained the shares of T in report on Tuesday, September 1 with "Buy" rating. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $70.00 target price on shares of Merck & Co.in a research report on Sunday, April 23rd.
05/08/2017 - Merck & Company, Inc. had its "underperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company.
In other Merck & Co. news, Director C Robert Kidder sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.48, for a total transaction of $3,418,398.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Friday, April 15. They now have a Dollars 57 price target on the stock. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Traders bought 19,272 call options on the stock.
Finally, Citigroup Inc set a €116.00 ($130.34) target price on shares of Merck KGaA and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, March 1st. The Firm offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. The Company operates through four business segments: Merck Serono; Consumer Health; Merck Millipore, and Performance Materials. The Company's Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures.
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