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Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK) is Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC's 9th Largest Position

Bank Of Nova Scotia sold 220,355 shares as Merck & Co Inc (Put) (MRK)'s stock declined 2.46%. The Bokf holds 211,514 shares with $12.45 million value, down from 279,077 last quarter. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc who had been investing in Novartis A G Adr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $223.91 billion market cap company. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a $0.47 dividend. About 14.69 million shares traded or 104.31% up from the average. Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 31.86% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.35% the S&P500. Rhenman & Partners Asset Management Ab holds 70,000 shares.

Dennis Leibowitz increased its stake in Vonage Hldgs Corp (VG) by 119.03% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shamrock Asset Management stated it has 253 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. (ALR)'s stock rose 18.05%. Lau Associates LLC acquired a new stake in Merck & in the second quarter worth about $4,139,000. (NYSE:MRK) traded up 0.06% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $66.16. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.88% the S&P500.

Columbus Circle Investors grew its stake in shares of Merck & by 529.0% in the 1st quarter. The company reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.14.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of MRK. The fund owned 429,140 shares of the company's stock after selling 24,857 shares during the quarter. (NYSE:MRK) for 146,522 shares. (NYSE:MRK) for 254,320 shares. Sunbelt Secs invested in 324 shares or 0% of the stock. Farmers Trust reported 0.24% stake. Frontier Management has invested 0.32% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Blb&B Llc has 1.12% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt has 16,938 shares. It was reported on Sep, 17 by Barchart.com. Bridgeway Mgmt holds 251,565 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Adams Diversified Equity Fund owns 351,500 shares or 1.28% of their U.S. portfolio. Utd Comml Bank Va owns 58,350 shares or 4.17% of their U.S. portfolio.

Merck & (NYSE:MRK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.93 earnings per share. MRK's profit will be $2.81B for 16.06 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. The company reported $0.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.00. On average, equities research analysts predict that Merck & Company, Inc. will post $3.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Merck & Co. Inc. had 52 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 75% are positive. As per Thursday, August 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Finally, BidaskClub raised Merck & from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Investorplace.com's article titled: "3 Stocks to Watch on Tuesday: Boeing Co (BA), McDonald's Corporation (MCD) and ..." and published on September 05, 2017 is yet another important article. BMO Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $7400 target. As per Thursday, August 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. (NYSE:MRK) on Monday, September 21 with "Overweight" rating. The company's quarterly revenue was up.9% on a year-over-year basis. Argus Research maintained Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) on Tuesday, March 15 with "Hold" rating. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered their price objective on shares of Merck & Company from $72.00 to $70.00 and set an "outperform" rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday.

Jones Financial Companies Lllp increased Ishares Core Us Growth Etf (IUSG) stake by 8,797 shares to 108,616 valued at $4.66 million in 2016Q4. Incyte Corp (NASDAQ:INCY) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. Hsbc Public Ltd holds 43,295 shares. Needelman Asset Management accumulated 2.22% or 13,590 shares. (NYSE:MRK). Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management holds 379,993 shares or 3.03% of its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Communications Can has invested 0% in Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR). 1,717 were reported by Tower Rech Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc). On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold". Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership has 0.05% invested in Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR). Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC's holdings in Merck & were worth $12,523,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Wolverine Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc invested 0.03% in Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR). The New York-based Price Michael F has invested 0.6% in the stock.



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