Merck & Co., Inc. declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, November 28th that allows the company to repurchase $10.00 billion in shares. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.155 during the last trading session, reaching $16.595. About 943,525 shares traded. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. 47 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. The institutional investor held 7.14M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $457.32 million, up from 4.32M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schaper Benz & Wise Invest Counsel Wi holds 0.19% or 10,382 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James & Assoc stated it has 60,077 shares. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Reynders Mcveigh Capital Management Ltd Liability Com reported 0.24% of its portfolio in Amgen Inc. The fund owned 170,237 shares of the company's stock after acquiring an additional 117,383 shares during the quarter. 557.32 million shares or 1.16% less from 563.88 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. (NYSE:MRK) to report earnings on February, 1. Citadel Advsr Lc has invested 0% in USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC). Merck & Co., Inc.'s dividend payout ratio is 114.97%. Barclays Public Ltd Com has 0% invested in USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC). (NYSE:MRK) for 540 shares. Illinois-based One Trading LP has invested 0% in USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC). Eos Ltd Partnership holds 0.25% or 6,979 shares. Wealthtrust reported 130 shares.
Tower Research Capital Llc Trc, which manages about $880.81M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 15,080 shares to 2,597 shares, valued at $193,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. (NYSE:MRK). Girard Partners Ltd reported 104,938 shares or 1.46% of all its holdings. (NYSE:MRK) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, June 14 by Jefferies. Therefore 37% are positive. Finally, Commerzbank set a €103.00 ($122.62) target price on shares of Merck KGaA and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $66.29. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, June 14 by Jefferies. Cowen & Co maintained Rice Energy (:RICE) rating on Wednesday, October 18. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Monday, September 25. (NYSE:CHS) on Friday, May 27 with "Market Perform" rating. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, January 19 to "Negative" rating. (NYSE:CHS) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, May 27 by Citigroup. The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, July 28. (NYSE:MRK). Paragon Capital Mgmt stated it has 9,174 shares. 1 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, September 8 report.
Of those holders, 859 had increased positions amounting to 81.16 million shares, 875 had decreased positions amounting to 60.11 million shares, and 255 holders have a held position accounting for 1.91 billion shares. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2017Q1.
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Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of MRK. Brighton Jones Ltd Llc invested in 26,906 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Fort Washington Invest Incorporated Oh reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Amgen Inc. Franklin owns 13,840 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NYSE:MRK). Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj holds 1.15% or 40,000 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:MRK) for 18,580 shares. Van Eck Assocs Corp accumulated 0.08% or 214,100 shares. (NYSE:MRK) is performing. Merck & Co., Inc. has had 2 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 2 sells. (NYSE:MRK). 3.12 million are held by Barclays Pcl. The business's revenue was down 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Merck & Co., Inc. will post 3.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Mariner Wealth Advisors Limited Com holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. Riverpoint Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 1.62% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc Ne owns 12,240 shares or 0.26% of their United States portfolio. Godsey Gibb Associate holds 2.51% or 223,202 shares. Laguarta Ramon sold $2.37M worth of stock or 21,449 shares. Vigilant Mngmt Limited Company, Maine-based fund reported 1,746 shares.
Ajo Lp, which manages about $24.49 billion and $23.43 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl (NYSE:PM) by 1.64M shares to 833,031 shares, valued at $97.84 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. (NYSE:MRK) on Monday, October 30 to "Hold" rating. Therefore 50% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Societe Generale. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 30 to "Equal-Weight". As per Wednesday, July 12, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Merck & Co., Inc. from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. (NYSE:MRK) touched its 1-Year High price of $66.80 on 03/01/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $53.63 on 11/20/17.
More notable recent Merck & Co., Inc. Piper Jaffray upgraded the shares of MRK in report on Thursday, January 12 to "Overweight" rating. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in Merck & Co., Inc.by 15.5% during the 2nd quarter.
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