StockScouter

The StockScouter® System is a proprietary stock scoring model which covers U.S. companies listed on the major exchanges. The 10 (best) to 1 (worst) score is derived from Fundamental, Technical, Ownership, and Valuation sub-models in combination with a Risk model which assesses the expected risk and return.

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MRK MERCK & COMPANY INCORPORATED StockScouter® Report

8

StockScouter® Score

MERCK & COMPANY INCORPORATED, a large cap growth company in the healthcare sector, is expected to slightly outperform the market over the next six months with less than average risk

10 is the best possible rating. Learn more.

Summary

Positives

  • Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated rapidly compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive
  • The multi-period measure of relative price change and consistency is well above average. Positive
  • The 50-day moving average for MRK is significantly above its 200-day moving average. Positive

 

Concerns

  • Two or more executives, board directors or major shareholders – including one high-level executive -- sold a large number of shares recently. Very negative

 

Short-term Outlook

Over the next 1-2 months, StockScouter forecasts that large cap stocks will be neutral, growth stocks will be in favor, and healthcare stocks will be neutral.

Expected Risk/Return

Progress: 20% done.
Progress: 80% done.
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Core Model Grades

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Previous Ratings

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