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$870.00
Previous Close
$874.00
Day High
$875.00
Day Low
$870.00
52 Week High
01/23/15 - $920.10
52 Week Low
05/21/14 - $703.04
Market Cap
2.5T
Average Volume 10 Days
397.5
EPS TTM
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Shares Outstanding
2.8B
EX-Date
03/12/15
P/E TM
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Dividend
$1.80
Dividend Yield
2.74%
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merck & co. inc. (MRK*) Details

Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment offers human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, women's health and endocrine, inflammatory and infectious diseases, oncology, ophthalmology, immunology, infectious diseases, and others. This segment also provides vaccines, including preventive pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. Its Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets animal health products comprising vaccines, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs for respiratory diseases, as well as products for the treatment of fertility disorders. The company’s Consumer Care segment develops, manufactures, and sells over-the-counter products consisting of non-drowsy antihistamines; decongestant-free cold/flu medicine for people with high blood pressure; nasal decongestant sprays; and products for occasional constipation, frequent heartburn, and overactive bladder in women; foot care products, including topical antifungal, and foot and sneaker odor/wetness products; and sun care products, such as sun care lotions, sprays, and dry oils. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, food chain and mass merchandiser outlets, club stores, and specialty channels, as well as managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, and other institutions. It has collaborations with AstraZeneca LP, Pfizer Inc., Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd., Sanofi Pasteur S.A., and Sysmex Inostics GmbH. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

70,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/4/15
Founded in 1891

merck & co. inc. (MRK*) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
Executive Vice President and President of Mer...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
President of Global Human Health and Executiv...
Total Annual Compensation: $957.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

merck & co. inc. (MRK*) Key Developments

Merck Declares Unchanged Quarterly Dividend

Merck Declares Unchanged Quarterly Dividend Merck & Company (MRK) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.45 per share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on April 8 to shareholders of record as of March 16.

The Medicines Patent Pool Signs Licensing Agreement with MSD for Paediatric Formulations of Raltegravir

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a licence with MSD, known as Merck in the United States and Canada, for paediatric formulations of raltegravir, a key medicine approved for children living with HIV four weeks of age and older. With the new licence, generic manufacturers and other companies based anywhere in the world can develop, manufacture and sell low cost, paediatric versions of raltegravir in countries with the highest burden of disease, where 98% of children with HIV in the developing world live. The World Health Organization recommends raltegravir as a component of paediatric third-line treatment. Its recent extended approval for infants as young as a month suggests its potential in filling an important gap in paediatric care. The medicine's current availability as chewable tablets and granules for oral suspension could potentially ease implementation in paediatric programmes. The medicine is currently in clinical studies for potential use in newborns.

Merck Collaborates with University of Indonesia and Maharashtra University to Build Diabetes and Thyroid Dysfunction Healthcare Capacity in Asia

Merck introduced European Accredited Clinical Diabetes management for more than 5,000 medical and pharmacy students of both universities as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) in Asia. The 5 years program has been developed by EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education and is accredited by the European Accreditation Council of Continuous Medical Education (EACCME). The course will be taught by European and local Diabetes and Thyroid experts. Based on its long experience in diabetes management, which began in 1957 with the development of metformin, Merck seeks to raise awareness of diabetes by supporting the healthcare system to prevent, diagnose and manage the condition effectively. As part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program, by end of 2015, more than 5,000 medical students in partnership with African universities such as University of Nairobi, Makerere University, Namibia University and University of Ghana, in addition to Asian universities such as Maharashtra university, India and University of Indonesia will benefit from European-accredited clinical diabetes and chronic diseases management training, which is seeking to equip them with skills to avert the diabetes epidemic. Merck is planning to target more than 15,000 students by the end of 2018 expanding to more Universities in the developing countries.

 

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