Latest Analysts Research Reports About Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), BT Group plc

RI reduced its stake in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Broderick Brian C has 1.14% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. 6,020,850 stocks of the company were exchanged. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested 0.67% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. Merck & comprises approximately 1.7% of Asset Advisors Corp's portfolio, making the stock its 21st largest position. It also increased its holding in Allete Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 13,243 shares in the quarter, for a total of 690,151 shares, and has risen its stake in Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARIA). Gradient Investments LLC now owns 2,306 shares of the company's stock worth $147,000 after buying an additional 674 shares in the last quarter. Vigilant Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Merck & by 16.7% in the first quarter.

Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc increased Merck (MRK) stake by 3.11% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Kames Capital Plc bought 402,169 shares as the company's stock declined 2.46% while stock markets rallied. Adirondack Trust raised its position in Merck & Company by 0.4% in the Q1. Finally, Gradient Investments LLC raised its position in Merck & by 41.3% in the first quarter. The fund owned 69,564 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,754 shares during the period.

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Merck & Co., Inc. has a one year low of $57.18 and a one year high of $66.80. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $62.57, down from yesterday's close by -0.10%. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $63.82 and a 200-day moving average price of $63.69. The stock has a market capitalization of $170.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.75 and a beta of 0.81.

Merck & Co. had a return on equity of 15.57% and a net margin of 16.49%.

Merck & (NYSE:MRK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The institutional investor held 1.31M shares of the health care company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $77.05 million, up from 906,592 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The business had revenue of $9.43 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.25 billion. The corporation posted $0.88 EPS (EPS) for the period, beating analysts' average forecasts of $0.83 by $0.05. Equities analysts expect Merck & to earn $4.17 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.88 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 45.1%.

Also, the company announced a periodic dividend, to be paid on early Mon, Jul 10th. traders with a divided record date on Thurs, Jun 15th were paid a $0.47 dividend. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.00%. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, June 14. Merck &'s dividend payout ratio is now 85.84%. (NYSE:MRK). Pacad Invest holds 0.56% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Stillwater Capital Advisors Lc owns 196,789 shares for 3.1% of their portfolio. "RI" was posted by The Cerbat Gem and is the property of of The Cerbat Gem. If you are viewing this piece on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States and global copyright and trademark law. Bryan Garnier & Cie initiated the shares of MRK in report on Friday, January 13 with "Buy" rating. Bank of America downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, January 27 report. (NYSE:MRK) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, June 12 by BMO Capital Markets. Citigroup Inc. set a €116.00 ($134.88) target price on shares of Merck KGaA and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, March 1st. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a "market perform" rating and issued a $68.00 target price on shares of Merck & a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. They now have a Dollars 73 price target on the stock. Principal Financial Group Inc sold 9,641 shares as the company's stock rose 25.80% with the market. The investment company owned 6,851 stocks of the firms shares after scooping up an extra 2,787 shares through out the quarter. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $40.61. Florida-based Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors has invested 0.07% in Merck & Co., Inc. The Firm offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products.

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