Merck KGaA (MRK) Given a €98.00 Price Target at Nord/LB

Bath Savings Trust Co lifted its stake in Merck & by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Boltwood Capital Mngmt invested in 10,000 shares or 0.43% of the stock. Merck & makes up about 0.7% of Rhumbline Advisers' portfolio, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. MRK's profit will be $2.56B for 14.69 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 1,727 shares of the company's stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 232 shares during the period. Aviva PLC now owns 2,009,099 shares of the company's stock valued at $106,302,000 after buying an additional 36,767 shares in the last quarter. The Shufro Rose & Co Llc holds 505 shares with $555,000 value, down from 8,654 last quarter. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 2.66% which for the week approaches 3.91%. Perennial Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Merck & by 10.7% during the 2nd quarter. The original version of this article can be viewed at

Merck & Co., a global healthcare company.

The company declined -1.3% and closed its last trading session at $56.21.

In other news, Director Thomas H. Glocer sold 5,000 shares of Merck & stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The firm now has a buy rating on the healthcare company's stock. Higher relative volume you will have more liquidity in the stock which will tighten spreads and allow you to trade with more size without a ton of slippage. For this MRK's 20 days and 50 days MA (moving average) comparison clear the blur picture. In the past 52 weeks the company's stock price has moved within the range of $54.41 to $66.80. Merck & had a return on equity of 27.08% and a net margin of 11.60%.

Merck & (NYSE:MRK) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 1.03. Merck & Co. The company had revenue of $10.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.17 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.96 earnings per share.

On a weekly basis, the stock is 4.53%.

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Analysts await Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) that has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent market activity. Vetr downgraded Merck & Co. from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $64.84 price target for the a research note on Monday, October 10th.

According to data from Finviz's Research, The price target set for the stock is $65.95 and this sets up an interesting set of potential movement for the stock. DZ Bank AG restated a sell rating on shares of Merck KGaA in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th.

Traders are feeling more bearish on shares of the company of late considering the change in short interest. (The) set a €105.00 ($122.09) price target on Merck KGaA and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.30 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The Beta for the company stands at 0.78 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 1.03. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

General Company Details For Merck Co. 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. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services and Alliances.


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