Merck & Co. (MRK) : Boyd Watterson Asset Managementoh reduced its stake in Merck & Co. by 0.47% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 51,540 shares of Merck & Co. which is valued at $3,041,891 after selling 244 shares in Merck & Co. , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 15, 2016.Merck & Co. makes up approximately 1.47% of Boyd Watterson Asset Managementoh’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt boosted its stake in MRK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 17,600 additional shares and now holds a total of 283,243 shares of Merck & Co. which is valued at $16,717,002. Merck & Co. makes up approx 0.72% of Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt’s portfolio.Mitchell Sinkler Starrpa reduced its stake in MRK by selling 600 shares or 2.23% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 26,337 shares of MRK which is valued at $1,568,368. Merck & Co. makes up approx 2.10% of Mitchell Sinkler Starrpa’s portfolio.Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc boosted its stake in MRK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 13,976 additional shares and now holds a total of 94,623 shares of Merck & Co. which is valued at $5,634,800. Merck & Co. makes up approx 1.04% of Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc’s portfolio.Dnb Asset Management As reduced its stake in MRK by selling 55,600 shares or 12.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 389,071 shares of MRK which is valued at $23,091,364. Merck & Co. makes up approx 0.48% of Dnb Asset Management As’s portfolio.
Merck & Co. closed down -0.61 points or -1.02% at $59.02 with 87,69,171 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $59, the shares hit an intraday low of $58.715 and an intraday high of $59.49 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.
On the company’s financial health, Merck & Co. reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on May 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.85. The company had revenue of $9312.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $9445.10 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.85 EPS.
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.