Merck KGaA (MRK) Given a €120.00 Price Target at UBS

08 December, 2017, 06:49 | Author: Wade Massey

It has outperformed by 49.04% the S&P500. (MRK)'s stock declined 2.46%. The firm offers printing services, including retail inserts, publications, catalogs, special interest publications, journals, direct mail, books, directories, in-store marketing and promotion, packaging, newspapers, custom print products, other commercial and specialty printed products; and paper procurement services.

The institutional investor owned 1,103,689 shares of the company's stock after selling 7,767 shares during the quarter. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. 138 funds opened positions while 500 raised stakes. The stock's price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 3.73 and price to book ratio for the most recent quarter is 3.87, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter are 13.26. Thompson Davis And reported 0% in Quad/Graphics, Inc. Amer Century Cos has 0.42% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) for 14,090 shares. South Texas Money Mgmt Limited has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Canandaigua Retail Bank & Tru, New York-based fund reported 74,674 shares. (NYSE:MRK). Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.15% in Merck & Co., Inc. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt accumulated 11,890 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share. Independent Franchise Partners LLP now owns 9,250,317 shares of the company's stock worth $592,852,000 after purchasing an additional 1,020,630 shares in the last quarter. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.71% or 8.38 million shares. Bingham Osborn Scarborough Limited Liability Corp reported 0.04% stake. Joel Isaacson And Llc reported 16,610 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Paloma Ptnrs Management Co has 22,000 shares.

Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a neutral rating on shares of Merck KGaA in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Merck & Co. Inc. had 71 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 65% are positive. Jefferies downgraded Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "It's A Good Time To Buy Merck" on November 29, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Merck In London - A Hub, Or Not?" published on November 27, 2017, Fool.com published: "Is Merck & Co". BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, April 28 report.

Analysts await Merck & Co., Inc. The brokerage now has a neutral rating on the healthcare company's stock. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 1.

Merck & Co, Inc is a global healthcare company. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Bernstein has "Buy" rating and $64.0 target. "I think the market moves a little bit on that, but mostly moves on fundamentals and sentiment, which are strong", said Sean O'Hara, director at Pacer Financial Inc. (NYSE:MRK) earned "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, September 8. Jefferies downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Monday, December 19 report.

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Past 5 years growth of MRK observed at -7.00%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at 4.62%. DOV's profit will be $162.03 million for 23.14 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality. Gradient Investments LLC boosted its position in shares of Merck & Co.by 41.3% in the first quarter.

The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 1.86 and the short float is around of 0.75%. Its down 0.03, from 1.15 in 2017Q1.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MRK. Cordasco Fin Ntwk holds 19,505 shares or 1.42% of its portfolio. There has been an observed change of -0.41% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. Pinnacle Assocs has invested 0.23% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Pettyjohn Wood & White stated it has 37,742 shares or 0.9% of all its holdings. Mai Mngmt has invested 0.23% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) closed its last session at $56.22. Birchview Cap LP has 10,000 shares. Private Management invested in 263,602 shares. Westover Capital Limited Liability Company reported 1.09% stake. Foyston Gordon & Payne has 79,299 shares. Altrinsic Global Advisors Llc owns 2.85 million shares or 4.76% of their USA portfolio. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi reported 261,441 shares or 0.28% of all its holdings. Toronto Dominion Retail Bank invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc.

Mark Asset Management Corp increased Tesla Motors Inc (Call) (TSLA) stake by 5.29% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. (NYSE:MRK) were released by: Fool.com and their article: "The Case for Eli Lilly and Co." published on November 27, 2017 as well as Fool.com's news article titled: "Here's Why Merck & Co., Inc".

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