InvestorsObserver is giving Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) an Analyst Rating Rank of 26, meaning MRK is ranked higher by analysts than 26% of stocks. The average price target for MRK is $90.875 and analyst’s rate the stock as a Buy.
Wall Street analysts are rating MRK a Buy today. Find out what this means to you and get the rest of the rankings on MRK!
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InvestorsObserver takes the average rating from these analysts, and then percentile ranks those averages. This lets you compare stocks in a much more granular way than just seeing the typical five-tiered rating system used on most of Wall Street.
What's Happening With Merck & Co., Inc. Stock Today?
Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) stock is up 0.7% while the S&P 500 has fallen -0.81% as of 2:13 PM on Tuesday, Jan 25. MRK is higher by $0.56 from the previous closing price of $78.83 on volume of 6,035,302 shares. Over the past year the S&P 500 has risen 13.46% while MRK is higher by 2.60%. MRK earned $2.83 a per share in the over the last 12 months, giving it a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.99.
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