Merck & Co Inc. (MRK) stock is down -4.5% Wednesday and down more than -9% over the last month. MRK stock has gained 26.33% over the last 12 months, and the average rating from Wall Street analysts is a Moderate Buy. Stock Score Report, InvestorsObserver’s proprietary scoring system, gives MRK stock a score of 59 out of a possible 100.
That score is mainly influenced by a fundamental score of 73. In addition to the average rating from Wall Street analysts, MRK stock has a mean target price of $83.61. This means analysts expect the stock to increase 12.85% over the next 12 months. MRK’s score also includes a long-term technical score of 67. The short-term technical score for MRK is 38.
What’s Happening with MRK Stock Today
Merck & Co Inc. (MRK) stock is lower by -4.5% while the S&P 500 has fallen -0.29% as of 2:53 PM on Wednesday, Apr 17. MRK has fallen -$3.49 from the previous closing price of $77.58 on volume of 18,091,984 shares. Over the past year the S&P 500 has risen 8.25% while MRK has gained 26.33%. MRK earned $2.32 a per share in the over the last 12 months, giving it a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.9.