If you would invest 11,764
in MERCK on April 23, 2013
and sell it today you would earn a total of 606
from holding MERCK or generate 5.15%
return on investment over 30
days. MERCK is currently producing 0.22% returns and takes up 1.58% volatility of returns over 30 trading days. Put another way, 20% of traded equities are less volatile than the company and 88% of traded equity instruments are likely to generate higher returns over the next 30 trading days.
Daily Expected Return (%)
Assuming 30 trading days horizon, MERCK is expected to generate about the same return on investment as the market.However, the company is 2.77 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about 0.14 of its potential returns per unit of risk. The S&P 500 is currently generating roughly 0.39 per unit of risk.