Analysts who follow Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) on average expect it to gain 27.17% over the next twelve months. Those same analysts give the stock an average rating of Buy.
That average rating earns Merck & Co., Inc. an Analyst Ranking of 29, which means it ranks higher than 29 of stocks, based on data compiled by InvestorsObserver.
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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What's Happening With Merck & Co., Inc. Stock Today?
Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) stock has risen 1.12% while the S&P 500 is lower by -1.55% as of 11:25 AM on Monday, Sep 20. MRK is higher by $0.80 from the previous closing price of $71.70 on volume of 5,034,941 shares. Over the past year the S&P 500 has risen 33.01% while MRK is lower by -8.54%. MRK earned $2.19 a per share in the over the last 12 months, giving it a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.06.
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