Merck & Co. Inc (MRK) Closes 1.99% Up on the Day for January 29

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Dow Jones component Merck & Co. Inc (MRK) saw its stock move 1.99% to $50.18, representing a per-share move of $0.98, on volume of 9.78 million shares for Friday.

Merck & Co. Inc currently has a total float of 2.79 billion shares and moves 11.82 million a day, on average. The stock opened at $49.80 on January 29 and traded between a low of $49.58 and a high of $50.45. The stock now has a 50-day SMA of $52.39 and 200-day SMA of $54.54, and it has a high of $62.15 and low of $45.69 over the last year. Its P/E ratio is 13.9 and its P/B ratio is 3.08.

Merck & Co Inc is a health care company that delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products.

Based out of Kenilworth, NJ, Merck & Co. Inc has 70,000 employees and is helmed by CEO Kenneth C. Frazier.

For a deeper dive into the fundamentals of Merck & Co. Inc, check out’s E.V.A. report for MRK.


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