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MarketScreener Homepage  >  Equities  >  Nyse  >  Merck & Co., Inc.    MRK

MERCK & CO., INC.

(MRK)
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Merck & Co., Inc : In an accumulation phase

04/14/2020 | 01:03pm EST
long trade
Stop-loss triggered
Entry price : 82.375$ | Target : 95.7$ | Stop-loss : 75.7$ | Potential : 16.18%
An exit from the recently observed accumulation phase to the upside could allow for the assumption that a clear upward trend is re-established with an increase in volatility.
Investors have an opportunity to buy the stock and target the $ 95.7.
Merck & Co., Inc : Merck & Co., Inc : In an accumulation phase
Summary
  • The company has strong fundamentals. More than 70% of listed companies have a lower mix of growth, profitability, debt and visibility criteria.
  • The company has solid fundamentals for a short-term investment strategy.

Strengths
  • The group's activity appears highly profitable thanks to its outperforming net margins.
  • Over the last twelve months, the sales forecast has been frequently revised upwards.
  • For the last few months, EPS revisions have remained quite promising. Analysts now anticipate higher profitability levels than before.
  • Analysts covering this company mostly recommend stock overweighting or purchase.

Weaknesses
  • The group usually releases earnings worse than estimated.
  • Based on current prices, the company has particularly high valuation levels.
  • Analysts covering the stock have recently lowered their earnings forecast.

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Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AT HOME GROUP INC. -2.28% 25.31 Delayed Quote.67.53%
MERCK & CO., INC. -3.96% 77.07 Delayed Quote.-1.89%

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Financials (USD)
Sales 2020 48 203 M - -
Net income 2020 12 158 M - -
Net Debt 2020 15 159 M - -
P/E ratio 2020 16,9x
Yield 2020 3,05%
Capitalization 203 B 203 B -
EV / Sales 2020 4,53x
EV / Sales 2021 4,17x
Nbr of Employees 71 000
Free-Float 70,7%
Upcoming event on MERCK & CO., INC.
Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus BUY
Number of Analysts 23
Average target price 97,05 $
Last Close Price 80,25 $
Spread / Highest target 33,3%
Spread / Average Target 20,9%
Spread / Lowest Target 5,92%
EPS Revisions
Managers and Directors
NameTitle
Kenneth C. Frazier Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert M. Davis CFO & Executive Vice President-Global Services
Sandy Tremps Vice President-R&D IT CIO
Thomas Henry Glocer Independent Director
Leslie A. Brun Lead Independent Director
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