Options market predicts Merck & Co. (MRK) stock could move by 2.27% after earnings


Merck & Co. (MRK) stock is scheduled to report earnings before the opening bell on Friday, Feb. 1. The options market is predicting a move of 2.27% based on the prices for at-the-money options expiring Friday afternoon.

MRK stock is trading at $74.08 as of 10:57 AM on Thursday, Jan 31, a gain of $0.76, or 1.04% from the previous closing price of $73.32. Merck stock has traded between $73.11 and $74.12 so far today. Volume today is low. So far 2,897,902 shares have traded compared to average volume of 14,654,947 shares.

Meanwhile, the major indices are headed in different directions. The NASDAQ has risen 1.19% to 7,268.43. The S&P 500 has gained 0.68% to 2,699.16. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is lower by -0.23% to 24,956.96.

Stock Score Report, InvestorsObserver’s proprietary scoring system gives MRK stock a score of 78 out of a possible 100. That score is based on three component scores. A fundamental score of 65, a long-term technical score of 83 and a short-term technical score of 87. Our proprietary system combines short and long-term technical factors, Wall Street’s opinion, and other fundamental factors into an overall score that measures a stock’s suitability for investment.

Symbols: MRK
Bobby Raines

Bobby Raines

Bobby Raines is the Managing Editor of the Market Intelligence Center. He has degrees in Mass Communications and History from Emory & Henry College. Bobby worked at a mid-sized daily newspaper before making a switch to covering the financial industry full time in the years leading up to the financial crisis. He has been a member of the Fresh Brewed Media team since 2011 and has served as a writer and analyst. You can write to him at braines@marketintelligencecenter.com or follow him on Twitter: @BRatMICenter.

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