Merck Profile

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Sale by Anstice David W of 24800 shares of Merck

Merck Co insider trading alert for sale of common stock by Anstice David W, President HH-Asia Pacific, on September 21, 2018. This event was filed by Merck Co Inc with SEC on 2006-02-17. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   

Merck Summary

Being in one of the most regulated sectors, Merck is one of the names in big pharma and distributes many different types of medications and drugs. This industry is a go big or go home industry as that research and development costs large sums of money to complete, and if they drug does not get FDA approval, all of that work was for not. Also, it is important to keep an eye on the medical marijuana market as this is a direct threat to companies that produce medications. [more]
Merck Co (MRK) is traded on BATS Exchange in USA. It is located in NEW JERSEY U.S.A and employs 69,000 people. Merck Co was previously known as MERCK INC and was traded on BATS Exchange under the symbol SGP. Merck is listed under Pharmaceutical Products category by Fama And French industry classification.The company currently falls under 'Mega-Cap' category with total capitalization of 186.25 B. Merck Co runs under Healthcare sector within Drug Manufacturers - Major industry. This company has 2.66 B outstanding shares of which 21.9 M shares are now shorted by investors with about 2.69 days to cover shorted positions. MERCK CO INC has about 7.59 B in cash with 5.73 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 2.86.
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Merck Target Price Odds Analysis

Odds Below 69.98HorizonTargetOdds Above 69.98
80.37%30 days 69.98 19.05%
Based on normal probability distribution, the odds of Merck to move above current price in 30 days from now is about 19.05% (This Merck Co probability density function shows the probability of Merck Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 30 days) .

Merck Co Top Holders

Merck Major Institutional Holders

InstituionSecurity TypeTotal SharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares201.9 M12.3 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares185.5 M11.3 B
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It operates in four segments Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services, and Alliances. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Merck operates under Drug Manufacturers - Major classification in USA and traded on BATS Exchange. It employs 69000 people. more
Fama & French Pharmaceutical Products
Pharmaceutical Products
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Merck Co SEC Filings
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NameMerck Co
Chairman, CEO and PresKenneth FrazierView All
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Healthcare, Drug Manufacturers - Major
InstrumentUSA Stock View All
RegionNorth America
Business Address2000 Galloping Hill Road
Foreign Associates
ExchangeBATS Exchange
CIK Number0000310158
Prior SymbolSGP
IndustryDrug Manufacturers - Major
Phone908 740 4000
CurrencyUSD - US Dollar
Next Fiscal Year EndDecember 31, 2019
Most Recent QuarterJune 30, 2018
Last Fiscal Year EndDecember 31, 2017
Date Short InterestAugust 15, 2018

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Merck Directors

Merck Corporate Directors

Thomas Glocer Independent Director
Craig Thompson Independent Director
Rochelle Lazarus Independent Director
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