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MERCK & CO., INC.

(MRK)
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Merck & Co., Inc. : The underlying trend is to the upside

10/14/2020 | 03:46am EDT
long trade
Stop-loss triggered
Entry price : 80.85$ | Target : 86.9$ | Stop-loss : 77.7$ | Potential : 7.48%
Merck & Co., Inc. shares show a positive technical situation which suggests a continuation of the upward dynamic over the medium term.
Investors have an opportunity to buy the stock and target the $ 86.9.
Merck & Co., Inc. : Merck & Co., Inc. : The underlying trend is to the upside
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.
  • Predictions on business development from analysts polled by Standard & Poor's are tight. This results from either a good visibility into core activities or accurate earnings releases.
  • For the last few months, EPS revisions have remained quite promising. Analysts now anticipate higher profitability levels than before.
  • 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
  • The company's earnings releases usually do not meet expectations.
  • With an enterprise value anticipated at 4.57 times the sales for the current fiscal year, the company turns out to be overvalued.

ę MarketScreener.com 2020

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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 17,3x
Yield 2021 3,37%
Capitalization 193 B 193 B -
EV / Sales 2021 4,38x
EV / Sales 2022 3,98x
Nbr of Employees 73 500
Free-Float 70,7%
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Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 25
Last Close Price 76,41 $
Average target price 94,45 $
Spread / Average Target 23,6%
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
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