Traders Revving Their Engines as Stock Reaches Most Active List: Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

Early action on shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) puts the stock on today’s active list. At press time, the stock had seen a change of -1.80% from the opening price. Monitoring recent stock trading activity, the stock price has reached $61.19. Company shares have been recently noted at -6.52% off of the 52 week high and 30.68% away from the 52 week low. Narrowing in closer, the stock is -6.52% off of the 50 day high and 4.98% removed from the 50 day low.

Analyst Views

Sell side analysts that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). According to First Call, the consensus price target for the company is $68.32. The consensus recommendation provided by analysts is currently 2.40. This number is based on a scale from 1 to 5. Analysts rating the company a 1 or 2 indicate a Buy recommendation. Analysts rating the company a 4 or 5 indicate a Sell recommendation. Analysts rating the company a 3 indicate a Hold recommendation.

Past Stock Performance

Year to date performance for Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) sits at 20.62%. For the quarter, the stock has changed -0.10%. Monthly stock performance comes in at 5.69%. Looking a little bit closer, performance over the past week is -0.18%.

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