Merck (MRK) Rises Yet Lags Behind Market: Some Facts Worth Knowing

05.04.24 23:45 Uhr

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Merck (MRK) closed at $127.99 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.26% move from the prior day. The stock's performance was behind the S&P 500's daily gain of 1.11%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.8%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 1.24%.The pharmaceutical company's shares have seen an increase of 2.96% over the last month, surpassing the Medical sector's loss of 2.46% and the S&P 500's gain of 0.48%.The investment community will be closely monitoring the performance of Merck in its forthcoming earnings report. The company is scheduled to release its earnings on April 25, 2024. The company's upcoming EPS is projected at $2.12, signifying a 51.43% increase compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $15.32 billion, up 5.75% from the year-ago period.Regarding the entire year, the Zacks Consensus Estimates forecast earnings of $8.59 per share and revenue of $64.06 billion, indicating changes of +468.87% and +6.57%, respectively, compared to the previous year.Additionally, investors should keep an eye on any recent revisions to analyst forecasts for Merck. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. Hence, positive alterations in estimates signify analyst optimism regarding the company's business and profitability.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To exploit this, we've formed the Zacks Rank, a quantitative model that includes these estimate changes and presents a viable rating system.The Zacks Rank system, running from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), holds an admirable track record of superior performance, independently audited, with #1 stocks contributing an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the last 30 days, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has witnessed a 0.08% increase. Merck is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).In the context of valuation, Merck is at present trading with a Forward P/E ratio of 14.87. This expresses a premium compared to the average Forward P/E of 14.32 of its industry.Investors should also note that MRK has a PEG ratio of 0.51 right now. The PEG ratio bears resemblance to the frequently used P/E ratio, but this parameter also includes the company's expected earnings growth trajectory. As of the close of trade yesterday, the Large Cap Pharmaceuticals industry held an average PEG ratio of 1.73.The Large Cap Pharmaceuticals industry is part of the Medical sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 218, putting it in the bottom 14% of all 250+ industries.The strength of our individual industry groups is measured by the Zacks Industry Rank, which is calculated based on the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within these groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions.Top 5 ChatGPT Stocks RevealedZacks Senior Stock Strategist, Kevin Cook names 5 hand-picked stocks with sky-high growth potential in a brilliant sector of Artificial Intelligence. By 2030, the AI industry is predicted to have an internet and iPhone-scale economic impact of $15.7 Trillion.Today you can invest in the wave of the future, an automation that answers follow-up questions … admits mistakes … challenges incorrect premises … rejects inappropriate requests. As one of the selected companies puts it, “Automation frees people from the mundane so they can accomplish the miraculous.”Download Free ChatGPT Stock Report Right Now >>Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK): Free Stock Analysis ReportTo read this article on click here.Zacks Investment ResearchWeiter zum vollständigen Artikel bei Zacks

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