Among the biggest risers on the S&P 500 on Wednesday January 11 was Merck & Company Inc. (new) ($MRK), popping some 2.85% to a price of $61.63 a share with some 32.55 million shares trading hands.
Starting the day trading at $62.34, Merck & Company Inc. (new) reached an intraday high of $63.16 and hit intraday lows of $60.75. Shares gained $1.71 apiece by day’s end. Over the last 90 days, the stock’s average daily volume has been 10.54 million of its 2.76 billion share total float. Today’s action puts the stock’s 50-day SMA at $60.63 and 200-day SMA at $58.56 with a 52-week range of $47.97 to $65.46.
Merck & Co Inc is a health care company that delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health.
Merck & Company Inc. (new) has its corporate headquarters located in Kenilworth, NJ and employs 68,000 people. Its market cap has now risen to $169.92 billion after today’s trading, its P/E ratio is now 30.9, its P/S 5.56, P/B 3.88, and P/FCF 158.3.
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