Merck & Co Inc (MRK) Stock Forecast & Predictions

Merck & Co Inc MRK: $81.38

2000 Galloping Hill Rd, Kenilworth, New Jersey, US. | Sector: Manufacturing | Exchange: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE INC. | Web: www.merck.com

  • Market Cap$205.56B
  • Change (52 Weeks)1.15%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$14.91
  • Merck & Co Inc (MRK) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    Strong Buy
    Analysts Recommendations for Merck & Co Inc (MRK) is based on 32 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 46.88% are on Strong Buy, 18.75% on Moderate Buy, 34.38% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 0.00% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 32 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended MRK stock as Strong Buy. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of Merck & Co Inc.

    Merck & Co Inc (MRK) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $120.75$70.70$94.35
    $94.3515.94% Upside
    Updated: 2022-01-13 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for MRK set by the institutional analysts is $94.35 where High Estimate is $120.75, Median $95.37 and Low $70.70.

    The average price target for MRK by Institutional Analysts is $94.35, which is 15.94% Upside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, MRK Stock might be a bit undervalued at this stage and there’s potential for upside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    Merck & Co Inc (MRK) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    Daiwa CapitalNeutralInitiated
    UBSNeutralDowngraded
    Wells FargoOverweightInitiated
    GuggenheimNeutralDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralDowngraded
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformInitiated
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    Argus ResearchBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    BerenbergHoldMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Truist SecuritiesBuyMaintained
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    Argus ResearchHoldDowngraded
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    BernsteinOutperformReiterated
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    Truist SecuritiesBuyInitiated
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    BerenbergHoldInitiated
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    Goldman SachsBuyUpgraded
    Wolfe ResearchPeer PerformDowngraded
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    GuggenheimBuyMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    Argus ResearchBuyMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    SVB LeerinkOutperformInitiated
    MizuhoBuyInitiated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralInitiated
    UBSBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    Cantor FitzgeraldOverweightInitiated
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformDowngraded
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Goldman SachsBuyUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightUpgraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    DZ BankBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Leerink SwannMarket PerformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyBuyUpgraded
    JefferiesHoldUpgraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyHoldDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    Leerink SwannMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightDowngraded
    Leerink SwannMarket PerformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyUpgraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightUpgraded
    GuggenheimBuyUpgraded
    JefferiesUnderperformDowngraded
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformUpgraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformDowngraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Societe GeneraleBuyInitiated
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightUpgraded
    BerenbergBuyInitiated
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    PiperJaffrayNeutralInitiated
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Leerink SwannMarket PerformMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-weightUpgraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BernsteinOutperformUpgraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    GuggenheimNeutralInitiated
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldInitiated
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    MainfirstOutperformUpgraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    MKM PartnersBuyMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightUpgraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    BernsteinMarket PerformDowngraded
    BarclaysEqual-weightDowngraded
    JefferiesHoldDowngraded
    Credit SuisseNeutralInitiated
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformDowngraded
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyNeutralInitiated
    JefferiesBuyUpgraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightDowngraded
    Leerink SwannMarket PerformDowngraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralInitiated
    MKM PartnersBuyUpgraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupBuyUpgraded
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformInitiated

    Merck & Co Inc (MRK) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $1.620
    The average consensus EPS for MRK is $1.620 with a high estimate of $1.785 and Low of $1.480 for the period 2022-03-31 and based on 8 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $1.75$1.56112021-09-30


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $$1.58762021-12-31
    $1.75$1.56112021-09-30
    $1.31$1.32232021-06-30
    $1.4$1.64192021-03-31
    $1.32$1.39242020-12-31
    $1.74$1.45412020-09-30
    $1.37$1.05162020-06-30
    $1.5$1.35532020-03-31
    $1.16$1.16062019-12-31
    $1.51$1.25412019-09-30
    $1.3$1.16992019-06-30
    $1.22$1.07052019-03-31
    $1.04$1.04412018-12-31
    $1.19$1.15182018-09-30
    $1.06$1.04082018-06-30
    $1.05$1.00942018-03-31
    $0.98$0.94462017-12-31
    $1.11$1.04232017-09-30
    $1.01$0.88322017-06-30
    $0.88$0.83942017-03-31
    $0.89$0.89762016-12-31
    $1.07$0.99842016-09-30
    $0.93$0.922016-06-30
    $0.89$0.86252016-03-31
    $0.93$0.92012015-12-31
    $0.96$0.92392015-09-30
    $0.86$0.81912015-06-30
    $0.85$0.75312015-03-31
    $0.87$0.86342014-12-31
    $0.9$0.88782014-09-30
    $0.85$0.81792014-06-30
    $0.88$0.79372014-03-31
    $0.88$0.89572013-12-31
    $0.92$0.88452013-09-30
    $0.84$0.83452013-06-30
    $0.85$0.7972013-03-31
    $0.83$0.81882012-12-31
    $0.95$0.93262012-09-30
    $1.05$1.02172012-06-30
    $0.99$0.98562012-03-31

    What is Analyst Ratings & Price Targets?

    The analysts provide Buy, Sell or Hold ratings after extensive research of a companies financial reports, listening to conference calls and some of them even get in contact with upper management of the company to get an overall picture of operation.

    Although institutional Analyst’s are not always correct, their ratings are followed by millions of traders around the world and they can heavily influence trading activities for a company.

    As a retail investor, going through analyst ratings will instantly provide you an idea if the stock is worth buying. Top Analysts also provide their price targets. It’s a prediction of where the stock price might go based on their analysis.

    The best way to analyze price targets is to combined average price targets of major analysts. If the average price target is much higher than the current price of the stock, then the probability of a stock going up is also high.

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    Technical Analysis refers to analyzing a stock's price over a period of time. In the financial market, past price patterns are one of the strongest indicators of an asset's future performance.

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    What is Earnings Per Share (EPS) and Why is it Important?

    EPS, or Earning Per Share, can tell a lot about a stock’s performance. It’s calculated by dividing a company’s profit by the number of outstanding shares of its common stocks.

    In layman’s term, earnings is an indicator of a company’s profitability. Higher the earnings, the more profitable a company is.
    Some traders pick stocks solely based on EPS or earnings Analysis, it is a very powerful indicator of a stock’s price.

    Before you buy a stock, check the company’s earnings History and Surprises. A Surprise happens when a company reports a much higher or lower actual earnings/EPS than the forecasted earnings/EPS.

    If a company reports higher EPS surprises consistently, analysts keep raising their estimates, traders become more confident in the company, driving the share price higher.

    What is Stock Sentiment?

    Stock Sentiment refers to how people speculating about the stock or what kind of trading position investors are often taking.

    There are different kinds of sentiments you can find online for a company, this includes Investor Sentiment (Percentage of investors buying or selling), News Sentiment (Is the company getting positive or negative impressions from the Press?), Social Sentiment (The overall trends about the company in social media, is it negative or positive?).