The market has been high on Merck & Co Inc (MRK) stock recently. MRK gets a Bullish score from InvestorsObserver Stock Sentiment Indicator.
Merck & Co Inc has a Bullish sentiment reading. Find out what this means for you and get the rest of the rankings on MRK!
What is Stock Sentiment?
In investing, sentiment generally means whether or not a given security is in favor with investors. It is typically a pretty short-term metric that relies entirely on technical analysis. That means it doesn’t incorporate anything to do with the health or profitability of the underlying company.
Sentiment is how investors, or the market, feels about a stock. There are lots of ways to measure sentiment. At the core, sentiment is pretty easy to understand. If a stock is going up, investors must be bullish, while if it is going down, sentiment is bearish.
InvestorsObserver’s Sentiment Indicator looks at price trends over the past week and also considers changes in volume. Increasing volume can mean a trend is getting stronger, while decreasing volume can mean a trend is nearing a conclusion.
For stocks that have options, our system also considers the balance between calls, which are often bets that the price will go up, and puts, which are frequently bets that the price will fall.
What's Happening With MRK Stock Today?
Merck & Co Inc (MRK) stock is trading at $103.26 as of 11:50 AM on Friday, Dec 1, an increase of $0.78, or 0.76% from the previous closing price of $102.48. The stock has traded between $102.66 and $103.66 so far today. Volume today is below average. So far 1,804,053 shares have traded compared to average volume of 8,176,273 shares.
More About Merck & Co Inc
Merck makes pharmaceutical products to treat several conditions in a number of therapeutic areas, including cardiometabolic disease, cancer, and infections. Within cancer, the firm's immuno-oncology platform is growing as a major contributor to overall sales. The company also has a substantial vaccine business, with treatments to prevent hepatitis B and pediatric diseases as well as HPV and shingles. Additionally, Merck sells animal health-related drugs. From a geographical perspective, just under half of the firm's sales are generated in the United States.
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