Analyst Activity – Bank of America Raises Its Price Target On NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) to $70.00

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Analyst Ratings For NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)

Today, Bank of America raised its price target on NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) to $70.00 per share.

Some recent analyst ratings include

  • 4/17/2018-Morgan Stanley Upgrade from a “Equal Weight ” rating to a ” Overweight” rating.
  • 4/16/2018-BMO Capital Markets Reiterated Rating of Buy.
  • 4/5/2018-Barclays Upgrade from a “Equal Weight ” rating to a ” Overweight” rating.
  • 3/12/2018-Leerink Swann Upgrade from a “Market Perform ” rating to a ” Outperform” rating.

Dividend information for NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)

NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) pays an annual dividend of $1.92 with a yield of 3.23% and an average dividend growth of 2.20% based on a 3 Year Average..

Dividend History for NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)

  • On 1/23/2018 NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.48 3.52% with an ex dividend date of 3/14/2018 which will be payable on 4/6/2018.
  • On 11/28/2017 NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.48 with an ex dividend date of 12/14/2017 which will be payable on 1/8/2018.
  • On 7/25/2017 NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.47 with an ex dividend date of 9/14/2017 which will be payable on 10/6/2017.
  • On 5/23/2017 NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.47 2.9% with an ex dividend date of 6/13/2017 which will be payable on 7/10/2017.
  • On 2/28/2017 NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.47 with an ex dividend date of 3/13/2017 which will be payable on 4/7/2017.
  • On 11/22/2016 NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.47 3.05% with an ex dividend date of 12/13/2016 which will be payable on 1/9/2017.
  • On 7/26/2016 NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.46 3.14% with an ex dividend date of 9/13/2016 which will be payable on 10/7/2016.

Recent Insider Trading Activity For NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)
NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) has insider ownership of 0.32% and institutional ownership of 74.60%.

  • On 2/9/2018 Wendell P Weeks, Director, sold 5,000 with an average share price of $53.57 per share and the total transaction amounting to $267,850.00.
  • On 1/16/2018 Michael J. Holston, EVP, sold 12,500 with an average share price of $61.63 per share and the total transaction amounting to $770,375.00.
  • On 1/16/2018 Weir Mirian M Graddick, Insider, sold 60,000 with an average share price of $61.63 per share and the total transaction amounting to $3,697,800.00.
  • On 1/12/2018 Weir Mirian M Graddick, Insider, sold 5,000 with an average share price of $58.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $290,000.00.
  • On 11/8/2017 Thomas H Glocer, Director, sold 5,000 with an average share price of $56.20 per share and the total transaction amounting to $281,000.00.
  • On 5/12/2017 C Robert Kidder, Director, sold 5,000 with an average share price of $63.54 per share and the total transaction amounting to $317,700.00.
  • On 4/3/2017 Adam H Schechter, EVP, sold 53,850 with an average share price of $63.48 per share and the total transaction amounting to $3,418,398.00.

Recent Trading Activity for NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)
Shares of NYSE:MRK – Merck & Co. closed the previous trading session at 59.42 up +0.76 1.30% with shares trading hands.

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