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MERCK & CO., INC.

(MRK)
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Merck & Co., Inc. : Buyers are coming back

03/29/2021 | 04:43am EDT
long trade
Stop-loss triggered
Entry price : 77.32$ | Target : 83.5$ | Stop-loss : 74.89$ | Potential : 7.99%
The return of higher trading volumes and volatility could reflect theoretically the starting point of the return of a new upward move for shares in Merck & Co., Inc.. The upward movement can be expected to continue.
Investors have an opportunity to buy the stock and target the $ 83.5.
Merck & Co., Inc. : Merck & Co., Inc. : Buyers are coming back
Strengths
  • Margins returned by the company are among the highest on the stock exchange list. Its core activity clears big profits.
  • With a P/E ratio at 13.73 for the current year and 12.34 for next year, earnings multiples are highly attractive compared with competitors.
  • Analysts have a positive opinion on this stock. Average consensus recommends overweighting or purchasing the stock.
  • The difference between current prices and the average target price is rather important and implies a significant appreciation potential for the stock.

Weaknesses
  • Stock prices approach a strong long-term resistance in weekly data at USD 78.78.
  • The group usually releases earnings worse than estimated.
  • The underlying tendency is negative on the weekly chart below the resistance at 78.78 USD

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Financials (USD)
Sales 2021 46 932 M - -
Net income 2021 12 744 M - -
Net Debt 2021 12 127 M - -
P/E ratio 2021 17,4x
Yield 2021 3,35%
Capitalization 195 B 195 B -
EV / Sales 2021 4,41x
EV / Sales 2022 4,00x
Nbr of Employees 73 500
Free-Float 70,7%
Upcoming event on MERCK & CO., INC.
Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 25
Last Close Price 76,87 $
Average target price 94,45 $
Spread / Average Target 22,9%
EPS Revisions
Managers and Directors
Robert M. Davis President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Caroline A. Litchfield Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Kenneth C. Frazier Executive Chairman
Sandy Tremps Vice President-R&D IT CIO
Dave Williams Chief Information & Digital Officer
Sector and Competitors
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