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Brokers Recommendations on: Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

Thornburg Investment Management Inc owns 33.53 million shares or 1.97% of their United States portfolio. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.14.

Merck & Co., Inc.is a global healthcare company.

About 701,595 shares traded. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since September 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500. Entrustpermal Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 264,100 shares. The institutional investor held 50,349 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $5.83M, up from 42,405 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $3.25 billion. About 4.68M shares traded. It has outperformed by 11.99% the S&P500. "(AAPL), Oracle Corporation (ORCL) and Nvidia ..." on September 18, 2017. It was reported on Sep, 19 by Barchart.com. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. On average, equities research analysts predict that Merck & Company, Inc. will post $3.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. It also upped Autozone Inc (NYSE:AZO) stake by 657 shares and now owns 75,446 shares.

Among 47 analysts covering Apple Inc. Therefore 77% are positive. Apple Inc. had 297 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy" on Thursday, September 14.

The company's consensus rating on Reuter's scale remained unchanged from 2.5 to 2.5 during a month. Merck & has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $70.00. The stock of Apple Inc. Morgan Stanley maintained Apple Inc. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $72 target. (NYSE:MRK) traded down -0.06% in the last session while performance was up 65.95% in the last five days. Deutsche Bank maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC) rating on Friday, November 6. 123 funds opened positions while 723 raised stakes. Schaper Benz Wise Counsel Wi reported 73,367 shares stake. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. They expect this year's earnings to fall -67.74% year-over-year to -$0.1, followed by -90% decline in the next year to -$0.01. Systematic LP holds 266,420 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Coldstream Capital has 1.25% invested in Apple Inc. (MRK) stake by 6713.75% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The opening price of $66.02, led it to gain -0.26% to reach $65.99 upon the closing bell.

Since April 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 sales for $66.31 million activity. Cue Eduardo H had sold 45,000 shares worth $6.92M. Carret Asset Management LLC's holdings in Merck & were worth $4,656,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. 752,489 are owned by Parallax Volatility Advisers L P. Pacad Inv has invested 0.56% in Merck & Co., Inc. Three months ago, analysts assigned MRK a 4.17 rating, which implies that analysts have become more pessimistic about the outlook for the stock over the next year.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. 128 funds opened positions while 609 raised stakes. CORDA Investment Management LLC. grew its stake in Merck & by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. (NYSE:MRK) for 18,806 shares. Headinvest Limited Company accumulated 0.57% or 25,970 shares.

Coho Partners Ltd increased Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK). Old National Bank In owns 91,468 shares. Pinnacle Advisory Gp Incorporated holds 5,406 shares. Mycio Wealth Prtnrs Limited Co has 16,740 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Ashfield Partners Limited Liability Corp holds 84,687 shares. Wisconsin-based Winch Advisory Service has invested 0.01% in Merck & Co., Inc. BidaskClub downgraded Merck & from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. 1 is equivalent to a buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a sell rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold" on Thursday, June 22.

Howland Capital Management LLC trimmed its position in Merck & Company, Inc. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Friday, August 18 by Jefferies.

Merck & (NYSE:MRK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Susquehanna. The firm has "Hold" rating by Societe Generale given on Wednesday, September 30. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 28 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Monday, October 10 by RBC Capital Markets.



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