Here's a Quick Look at Merck Stock

Merck & Company, a pharmaceutical company, marked a -0.4% change today, compared to -0.3% for the S&P 500. Is it a good value at today's price of $85.84? Only an in-depth analysis can answer that question, but here are some facts that can give you an idea:

  • Merck & Company, belongs to the Healthcare sector, which has an average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.21 and an average price to book (P/B) of 4.07

  • The company's P/B ratio is 5.0

  • Merck & Company, has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.1 based on its trailing 12 month price to earnings (Eps) of $6.55 per share

  • Its forward P/E ratio is 11.6 is, based on its 12 month price to earnings (Eps) is $6.55

  • MRK has a Price to Earnings Growth ratio of 1.08, which shows the company is fairly valued with respect to its growth potential

  • Over the last four years, Merck & Company, has averaged free cash flows of $8,462,750,000.0, which on average grew 15.1%

  • MRK's gross profit margins have averaged 71.3 % over the last four years and during this time they had a growth rate of 2.1 % and a coefficient of variability of 2.7 %.

  • Merck & Company, has moved 17.5% over the last year compared to -16.0% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of 33.6%

  • MRK has an average analyst rating of buy and is -14.88% away from its mean target price of $100.85 per share

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