Merck Profile

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Exercise or conversion by Adam Schechter of 2083 shares of Merck subject to Rule 16b-3

Merck Co insider trading alert for exercise of common stock - dividend reinvestment by Adam Schechter, President USHH, on June 20, 2018. This event was filed by Merck Co Inc with SEC on 2007-03-01. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4. Adam Schechter is currently serves as president of global human health and executive vp of Merck Co [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 New York Stock Exchange in USA. It is located in NEW JERSEY, U.S.A and employs 69,000 people. 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 164.86 B. Merck Co runs under Healthcare sector within Pharmaceuticals And Biosciences industry. This company has 2.69 B outstanding shares of which 18.21 M shares are now shorted by investors with about 1.9 days to cover shorted positions. MERCK CO INC has about 7.35 B in cash with 6.63 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 2.73.
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Target Price Odds Analysis

Odds Below 60.99HorizonTargetOdds Above 60.99
55.67%30 days 60.99 43.88%
Based on normal probability distribution, the odds of Merck to move above current price in 30 days from now is about 43.88% (This Merck Co probability density function shows the probability of Merck Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 30 days) .

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Major Institutional Holders

InstituionSecurity TypeTotal SharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares199 M10.8 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares184.7 M10.1 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 New York Stock Exchange. It employs 69000 people. more
Fama & French Pharmaceutical Products
Pharmaceutical Products
Fama & French Classification
NameMerck Co
Chairman, CEO and PresKenneth FrazierView All
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Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals And Biosciences
InstrumentUSA Stock View All
RegionNorth America
Business Address2000 Galloping Hill Road
Foreign Associates
ExchangeNew York Stock Exchange
CIK Number00310158.0
IndustryPharmaceuticals And Biosciences
Contact Number908 740 4000
Related EntitySGP
CurrencyUSD - US Dollar


Merck Analyst Recommendations
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Merck Earnings Estimates
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Quarterly Estimate0.82May 2, 2017
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Merck Corporate Directors
Thomas Glocer Independent Director
Craig Thompson Independent Director
Rochelle Lazarus Independent Director
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