Setting 52 Week High, Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Settle At $78.21

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Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

December 5th, 2018
Amidst falling markets Merck & Co., Inc. finished Tuesday’s trading session down 1.27%, a $1.01 decrease to close on $78.21. Despite the drop in price it hit a new 52 week high of $80.19.

MRK outperformed the rest of the Healthcare sector which went down just 2.30% today.
Merck & Co., Inc. is listed on the DOW index, and was one of 30 stocks that dropped today. Weighted by market cap, MRK represents about 2.85% of the DOW.
Merck & Co., Inc. is listed on the S&P 500 index, and was one of 467 stocks that slumped today. Weighted by market cap, MRK represents about 0.71% of the S&P 500.

Results from 17 analysts points to the possibility that Merck & Co., Inc. could grow somewhat (1.16%), while Finbox has calculated (with low uncertainty) a fair value price of $75.67.

Market Sectors

The market sectors were mixed Wednesday with a majority of the sectors trending down. Utilities saw the biggest increase of the day (0.15%), while Financials saw the biggest drop (4.40%). Healthcare has seen the biggest year-to-date gain at 13%. The biggest loss this year has been the Communication Services sector declining 13%.

Utilities saw the biggest turnaround from its 5-day performance of 2.31%, as it went up 0.15%. Industrials and Consumer Discretionary saw turn arounds from their five day positive performance, Industrials with a drop of 4.35%.

Sector Breakdown

  • Utilities went up with a 0.15% change.
  • Real Estate went down with a -1.26% change.
  • Consumer Staples went down with a -1.63% change.
  • Healthcare went down with a -2.30% change.
  • Energy went down with a -2.93% change.
  • Materials went down with a -3.08% change.
  • Communication Services went down with a -3.14% change.
  • Information Technology went down with a -3.86% change.
  • Consumer Discretionary went down with a -3.91% change.
  • Industrials went down with a -4.35% change.
  • Financials went down with a -4.40% change.

Merck & Co. is based in Kenilworth, United States of America. It was founded by George Merck in 1891.

Merck & Co., Inc. Info

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. It operates in four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services, and Alliances. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, and fertility diseases. It also provides neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors, and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. The company also provides companion animal products, such as ointments; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; fluralaner products to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. Merck & Co., Inc. has collaborations with Pfizer Inc., AstraZeneca PLC, Bayer AG, Eisai Co., Ltd., IO Biotech, Premier Inc., Cue Biopharma, Inc., and Foundation Medicine, Inc. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

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