Merck & Co., Inc.’s (MRK) witnessed a loss of -1.17% in recent trading period with closing price of $ 57.30. The company’s last traded volume of 10.42 million shares was more it’s an average volume of 12.81 million shares.
In the trailing 12 months period, return on assets ratio of the Company was 2.60% and return on equity ratio was 6.30% while its return on investment ratio was 8.70%.
The stock as of last trading session moved 8.46% up from its 52 week low and was -13.72% behind its 52 week high.
The stock’s price switched up -0.80% 20-Days Simple Moving Average, added 2.58% from 50-Days Simple Moving Average and fell -2.96% from 200 Days Simple Moving Average. The company has PEG ratio of 5.06 and price to cash ratio of 18.22.
Merck & Co., Inc.’s (MRK) stock price
In the profitability analysis, net profit margin of the firm was recorded at 6.00% and operating profit margin was calculated at 16.30% while gross profit margin was measured as 68.80%. Beta factor, which measures the riskiness of the security, was registered at 0.79.
U.S stock market on Wednesday
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday finished near the lows of the session following an update from the Federal Reserve that signaled that the central bank was taking notice of an uptick in inflation but aren’t likely to increase its rate increases to more than three the market is expecting for 2018. The Dow DJIA, -0.72% fell 174 points, or 0.7%, at 23,924, registering a fourth straight decline for the blue-chip gauge. The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.72% fell by 0.7% at 2,636, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.42% which had been the outperformer among the main equity benchmarks due to better-than-expected results from Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.52% slipped by 0.4% at 7,100. The Fed on Wednesday kept a key U.S. interest rate steady at a range of 1.50% to 1.75%, saying that while inflation has moved higher, it’s likely to run near the central bank’s 2% target in the coming months. According to Market Watch.
Earnings per share formula
EPS = (Net Income – Dividends on Preferred Stock) / Average Outstanding Shares
EPS growth for this year is 29.20% and EPS growth for next year is expected to reach at 7.17%. EPS growth in past five years was -1.90% while EPS growth in next five years is projected to arrive at 6.22%. Sales growth past 5 years was measured at -3.20% .The Company has 2702.66 million shares outstanding and 2693.95 million shares were floated in market.
The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 1.79 and the short float is around of 0.85%. The average true range of the stock is observed at 1.27 and the relative strength index of the stock is recorded at 49.22.
Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.00. The P/E ratio was recorded at 31.48.The volatility in the previous week has experienced by 2.00% and observed of 2.07% in the previous month.76.50% ownership is held by institutional investors while insiders hold ownership of 0.05%.
MRK stock news
In the liquidity ratio analysis; quick ratio for most recent quarter was 1.10 while current ratio for time period was 1.30. In most recent quarter, LT Debt/Equity ratio was listed at 0.62 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was noted at 0.71.
Looking about the past performance history, the company plunged -3.91% in past week and climbed 5.93% in one month. During the past three month period the stock dropped -3.29% and increased 4.73% in past six month. During the twelve month it lost -8.61% and year to date performance of 1.83%.