Merck & Co. (MRK) : Mission Wealth Management scooped up 29,543 additional shares in Merck & Co. during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 15, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 46,333 shares of Merck & Co. which is valued at $2,601,135.Merck & Co. makes up approximately 0.69% of Mission Wealth Management’s portfolio.
Merck & Co. opened for trading at $56.34 and hit $57.03 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $56.6, with a gain of 0.04% or 0.02 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,05,35,254 shares. Company has a market cap of $157,080 M.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Pinnacle Advisory Group reduced its stake in MRK by selling 5,879 shares or 49.72% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,946 shares of MRK which is valued at $333,808. Merck & Co. makes up approx 0.03% of Pinnacle Advisory Group’s portfolio.Gradient Investments boosted its stake in MRK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,411 additional shares and now holds a total of 68,024 shares of Merck & Co. which is valued at $3,818,867. Merck & Co. makes up approx 0.47% of Gradient Investments’s portfolio.Daiwa Sb Investments Ltd. reduced its stake in MRK by selling 4,815 shares or 2.76% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 169,610 shares of MRK which is valued at $9,521,905. Merck & Co. makes up approx 2.39% of Daiwa Sb Investments Ltd.’s portfolio.Berson Corrado Investment Advisors reduced its stake in MRK by selling 800 shares or 11.7% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,036 shares of MRK which is valued at $332,282. Merck & Co. makes up approx 0.21% of Berson Corrado Investment Advisors’s portfolio.
On the company’s financial health, Merck & Co. reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Feb 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.91. The company had revenue of $10215.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $10355.20 million. The company’s revenue was down -2.5 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.87 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Merck & Co.. Societe Generale Initiated Merck & Co. on Apr 6, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $80.Merck & Co. was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Jan 27, 2016.
Merck & Co. Inc. is a global health care company. The Company offers health solutions through its prescription medicines vaccines biologic therapies and animal health products which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. The Companys Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents generally sold by prescription for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells these human health pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers hospitals government agencies and managed health care providers. The Animal Health segment discovers develops manufactures and markets animal health products including vaccines. The Companys animal health products are sold to veterinarians distributors and animal producers.