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Merck KGaA (MRK) PT Set at €100.00 by JP Morgan Chase & Co

The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, January 13 by Bryan Garnier & Cie. Roth Capital upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $2 target in Monday, September 11 report. $66.47's average target is 20.05% above currents $55.37 stock price. Citigroup Inc. set a €115.00 ($126.37) price target on shares of Merck KGaA and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. The company was maintained on Friday, April 15 by Jefferies. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, February 15 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, June 14, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The brokerage now has a "neutral" rating on the healthcare company's stock. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, November 1 by JP Morgan.

Bart Baum decreased its stake in Merck & Co Inc (Call) (MRK) by 12.5% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NYSE:MRK). Smithfield Trust Communication invested in 0.23% or 24,556 shares. Highland Capital holds 3.12% or 604,770 shares in its portfolio. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co now has $5.72B valuation. The stock increased 0.96% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $78.5. About 1,270 shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.57% the S&P500. It also reduced Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) stake by 3,935 shares and now owns 166,125 shares. Illumina Inc (Prn) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 36 investors sold RS shares while 95 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 603 raised stakes.

Merck & Co, Inc is a global healthcare company. Davis R M Inc. now owns 266,011 shares of the company's stock worth $17,033,000 after purchasing an additional 10,903 shares during the period. 187,098 were reported by King Luther Cap Management. Usa Fin Portformulas Corporation holds 45,623 shares or 0.71% of its portfolio. Lpl Fincl Limited Liability Co has 0% invested in QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) for 37,952 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Co The has 0% invested in QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) for 637 shares. Geode Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 793,165 shares. Usca Ria Ltd holds 104,145 shares. D Scott Neal accumulated 490 shares or 0.02% of the stock. (NYSE:MRK). Haverford Svcs Inc owns 6,780 shares or 0.18% of their USA portfolio. Ifc Holdings Incorporated bought 5,151 shares as the company's stock declined 2.46% while stock markets rallied. The dividend payment was $0.470 per share for the quarter which comes to $1.88 on an annualized basis. (NYSE:MRK). Clark Mngmt Incorporated has 443,839 shares for 1.11% of their portfolio. First Manhattan Com has invested 0.12% in Merck & Co., Inc. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 100% are positive. Davidson Kempner Cap Management Limited Partnership reported 75,000 shares stake. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Piper Jaffray. Bank of America upgraded the shares of MRK in report on Thursday, October 13 to "Buy" rating. Bourgeon Ltd Liability Com, a Connecticut-based fund reported 91,640 shares. On Monday, October 30 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight". The stock of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Monday, March 21. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Leerink Swann on Monday, October 23. The stock of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, September 16. Firsthand Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Quicklogic for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $124.17M market cap company. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by BMO Capital Markets.

Merck KGaA is a Germany-based company engaged in the pharmaceutical industry. The company has a market cap of $172.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.17 and a beta of 0.80. The Firm operates through four business divisions: Merck Serono; Consumer Health; Merck Millipore, and Performance Materials. Within the Merck Serono division, the Company focuses on therapeutic areas and prescription drugs of chemical and biotechnological origin.

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