|Bid||85.00 x 800|
|Ask||91.99 x 1000|
|Day's Range||86.69 - 87.37|
|52 Week Range||79.39 - 94.20|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.68|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.08%|
On November 16, Merck’s (MRK) stock price closed at $76.06, which represents ~1.63% growth from its close of $74.84 on November 15. Merck’s stock price grew from $56.79 when the market opened on January 2 to $76.06 when the market closed on November 16, which representing ~34% year-to-date growth. On November 16, Merck hit its 52-week high of $76.25.
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On October 25, Merck & Co. (MRK) announced a dividend of $0.55 per share for its outstanding common stock in the fourth quarter of 2018. That’s a ~15% increase from its dividend of $0.48 per share in the fourth quarter of 2017.
The consensus target price for 3M stock has fallen since its earnings release. The current analyst consensus indicates a target price of $205.94, compared to $213.60 before its third-quarter earnings release.
Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Vision Care segment generated revenues of $1.13 billion in the third quarter compared to $1.09 billion in the third quarter of 2017, reflecting ~3.8% YoY (year-over-year) growth.
In this part, we’ll compare Pfizer’s (PFE) valuation with its peers including Merck (MRK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Eli Lilly (LLY), and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY).
Analysts expect Merck (MRK) to report GAAP net income of $2.23 billion and GAAP EPS of $0.83 in the third quarter of 2018. In Q2 2018, the company’s GAAP net income fell YoY (year-over-year) from $1.9 billion to $1.7 billion, and its GAAP EPS fell YoY from $0.71 to $0.63. Merck’s non-GAAP net income grew ~3% YoY in Q2 2018, to $2.9 billion from $2.8 billion, and its non-GAAP EPS grew ~5% YoY from $1.01 to $1.06.
In June, Pfizer (PFE) announced a dividend of $0.34 for the third quarter on the company’s common stock. Pfizer paid a cash dividend of $0.34 on September 4 to its shareholders of record on August 3. Pfizer delivered a dividend yield of 3.11% in the third quarter.
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In 1Q18, Merck’s revenue grew 6% YoY (year-over-year) to $10.0 billion from $9.4 billion, and its EPS (earning per share) rose to $1.05 from $0.88. In this part, we’ll look at how Merck’s valuation multiples compare.
As discussed earlier, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported revenue growth of 12.6% in its 1Q18 revenues to $20.0 billion.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported revenues of $20.2 billion during 4Q17—11.5% growth compared to 4Q16. Wall Street analysts expect Johnson & Johnson to generate earnings per share of $2.00 on revenues of $19.4 billion in 1Q18—9.2% revenue growth compared to $17.8 billion in 1Q17. The revenue growth is expected to be driven by increased sales across all three business segments.
When it comes to investing in dividend funds, there are a few trade-offs to be aware of. Of course, everyone is looking for low-cost dividend funds, and yet low-cost dividend funds usually mean passively managed exchange-traded funds or mutual funds. Expenses are going to rise as you move into higher-yielding securities that require more active management.
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