Merck Performance

MRK -- USA Stock  

Fiscal Quarter End: December 31, 2019  

Merck has performance score of 7 on a scale of 0 to 100. The company secures Beta (Market Risk) of 0.4752 which conveys that as returns on market increase, Merck returns are expected to increase less than the market. However during bear market, the loss on holding Merck will be expected to be smaller as well. Although it is extremely important to respect Merck price patterns, it is better to be realistic regarding the information on equity historical price patterns. The philosophy towards estimating future performance of any stock is to evaluate the business as a whole together with its past performance including all available fundamental and technical indicators. By analyzing Merck technical indicators you can presently evaluate if the expected return of 0.1358% will be sustainable into the future. Merck right now secures a risk of 1.17%. Please verify Merck Company Variance, Value At Risk as well as the relationship between Value At Risk and Skewness to decide if Merck Company will be following its current price movements.

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Compared to the overall equity markets, risk-adjusted returns on investments in Merck Company are ranked lower than 7 (%) of all global equities and portfolios over the last 30 days. Regardless of fairly conflicting technical and fundamental indicators, Merck may actually be approaching a critical reversion point that can send shares even higher in January 2020.
Quick Ratio0.81
Fifty Two Week Low70.89
Target High Price105.00
Payout Ratio61.45%
Fifty Two Week High89.24
Target Low Price90.00
Trailing Annual Dividend Yield2.40%
Horizon     30 Days    Login   to change

Merck Relative Risk vs. Return Landscape

If you would invest  8,169  in Merck Company on November 9, 2019 and sell it today you would earn a total of  703.00  from holding Merck Company or generate 8.61% return on investment over 30 days. Merck Company is generating 0.1358% of daily returns assuming volatility of 1.1719% on return distribution over 30 days investment horizon. In other words, 10% of equities are less volatile than the company and above 98% of equities are expected to generate higher returns over the next 30 days.
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Considering 30-days investment horizon, Merck is expected to generate 1.91 times more return on investment than the market. However, the company is 1.91 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about 0.12 of its potential returns per unit of risk. The DOW is currently generating roughly 0.1 per unit of risk.

Merck Market Risk Analysis

Sharpe Ratio = 0.1159
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Merck Relative Performance Indicators

Estimated Market Risk
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 10 %
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 2 %
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 7 %
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Based on monthly moving average Merck is performing at about 7% of its full potential. If added to a well diversified portfolio the total return can be enhanced and market risk can be reduced. You can increase risk-adjusted return of Merck by adding it to a well-diversified portfolio.

Merck Alerts

Equity Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Merck has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
Over 78.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Merck exotic insider transaction detected

Merck Dividends

Merck Dividends Analysis

Check Merck dividend payout schedule and payment analysis over time. Analyze past dividends calendar and estimate annual dividend income
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