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MRK MERCK & COMPANY INCORPORATED StockScouter® Report

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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 most recent quarterly earnings report higher than analysts’ consensus forecast. Positive

 

Concerns

  • The enterprise value-to-sales ratio is higher than the average for comparably-sized companies in the StockScouter universe. Negative
  • One or more analysts has modestly decreased quarterly earnings estimates for MRK. Negative

 

Short-term Outlook

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

Expected Risk/Return

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

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B

Previous Ratings

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