Merck & Co. (MRK) 22096120 shares were traded sold in the last trading session, and the average trading volume was 12,327.79 thousand shares. The stock acknowledged the active focus on stocks in the current trading session. MRK revealed a change of 0.91% and the value of its shares listed at $86.91 in the latest trading deal. This company belongs to the USA and is part of the healthcare sector. Its market capitalization is $217,766.92 million. Use the market value to display the size of the company as this is a key factor for various characteristics to develop the interests of investors including risk.
The simple moving average is one of the most flexible and widely used technical analysis indicators. It is very popular among traders, mostly due to its simplicity. It works best in a trend environment. The simple moving average is calculated as the average of the last n periods (20 days, 50 days, 200 days). The stock price is up from the 20-day moving average with 5.11% and trading from the 50-day moving average with 9.43%. The stock price is running along an upward drift from its 200-day moving average of 10.72%. Any type of moving average can be used to generate buy or sell signals and the process is very simple. The moving average charting software plots as a line directly in the price chart.
The Relative Strength Index (RSI-14) is currently reading at 72.26. The RSI reading ranges from 0 to 100. The speed and volatility of a stock’s price movement is measured by the RSI momentum oscillator. J. Welles Wilder developed the Relative Strength Index (RSI) which is commonly used as a momentum indicator. Usually when the RSI drops below 30, the stock is overloaded and overbought when it crosses 70. 30 to 70 is considered a normal reading for the stock. The general trend can be detected and find the anomalies and fluctuations of failure using the RSI indicator.
Volatility has remained at 2.27% over the past week and shows a 1.78% volatility in the last month. Market risk that arises with market trading and is measured by a beta factor. The beta indicator is located at 0.45. Risk is measured on the basis of the beta factor, if beta is higher than 1, the risk is higher and if beta is less than 1, the risk will be low. Volatility is also measured by ATR which is an exponential moving average (14 days) of the real bands. The ATR is 1.59.
The company’s net profit margin is 26.80% which indicates that the company earns from every dollar of sales. Gross margin was disclosed at 72.80% and operating margin at 25.70%. Return on Assets (ROA) shows that the company is making a profit compared to its total assets which is 13.70%. Return on investment (ROI) is 15.50%. Return on Equity (ROE) is 38.90%.
MRK revealed a weekly performance of 0.13% and an annual performance of 17.65%. The stock has risen to 10.95% in the past six months, and has held for the month at 11.25%. The stock has recorded its year-to-date performance at 13.40% and has changed about 6.87% over the past three months. The stock price is at -4.91% from the 52-week high and the stock price is at 25.11% when looking at the 52-week low.
According to data provided by FINVIZ, the current analysts’ rating is supposed to be 2.2 on the company’s stock (1.0 strong buy, 2.0 buy, 3.0 hold, 4.0 sell, 5.0 strong sell). Given a period of 52 weeks, the stock will fetch a price of $92.7. Analysts expect this means a target price.