Investors are talking about the latest forecast and market data for Merck & Co., Inc($MRK)

Market Data

In this article we will be analyzing Merck & Co., Inc. We will be looking over the current market data to assess wether or not it is a good investment. To get started, the stock opened this morning at $76.6 and has moved $0.120000000000005 from yesterday’s closing price of $76.39. The high for today is $76.79 and the low is $76.08. A great indicator of where a stock is trending is by looking at it’s 52-week high/low. This is a technical indicator used by some traders and investors who view these figures as an important factor in the analysis of a stock’s current value and as a predictor of its future price movement. The 52-week high for Merck & Co., Inc is $83.71958 and the low is $68.38212. The volume (the number of shares traded in a stock or contracts traded in futures or options.) is 3290532. Now that we know where Merck & Co., Inc stands in price and volume, let’s learn more about the future of the company.



Forecast & Beta

As an investor, you can get an idea of where the stock is trending by the forecast and beta. Beta is calculated using regression analysis. A beta of 1 indicates that the security’s price tends to move with the market. A beta greater than 1 indicates that the security’s price tends to be more volatile than the market. A beta of less than 1 means it tends to be less volatile than the market. Merck & Co., Inc has a beta of 0.42217. Knowing all of this, we project that Merck & Co., Inc will have a price of $93.84 in 12-months compared to it’s current price of $76.51 ($17.33 difference). We can also take a look at the comapany’s marketcap. Marketcap is important because it allows investors to understand the relative size of one company versus another. Market cap measures what a company is worth on the open market, as well as the market’s perception of its prospects, because it reflects what investors are willing to pay for its stock. Merck & Co., Inc has a marketcap of $192866900000.



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