|Bid||70.50 x 900|
|Ask||70.51 x 800|
|Day's Range||70.05 - 70.65|
|52 Week Range||52.83 - 70.94|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||145.66|
|Earnings Date||Oct 25, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.92 (2.74%)|
|1y Target Est||72.88|
GlaxoSmithKline reported a nearly flat top line at 7.3 billion pounds, including a 4% rise in operating revenue offset by a 4% negative foreign exchange impact. GlaxoSmithKline’s business is divided into three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, and Consumer Healthcare.
Galectin Therapeutics Inc. shares surged 15% in Thursday premarket trade after the company said that combining its therapy, GR-MD-02, with Keytruda, Merck & Co.'s leading cancer therapy, appeared to have better results for patients with advanced melanoma than Keytruda alone. Notably, though, results were preliminary, based on data from an early-stage, phase 1b clinical trial, and integrated results from two earlier groups of patients on lower doses of GR-MD-02 with a third, higher-dose group. Galectin said that of 14 patients across the three groups, seven had reductions in cancer tumor size, or an objective response rate of 50%. Meanwhile, Keytruda alone has response rate that ranges between 21% to 39%, noted Dr. Brendan Curti, the trial's principal investigator and the director of the Providence Cancer Institute's melanoma program. Of the trial's 14 patients, nine had their cancer improve or remain stable, or a disease control rate of 64%. The phase 1b trial also enrolled six patients with head and neck cancer, for whom a 33% objective response rate and 67% disease control rate were observed. Curti said he and others were "very encouraged" by the melanoma results, and noted that results in both cancers were better than expected for Keytruda on its own. The trial will move forward in both areas, he said, and they plan to include more patients. Galectin shares have dropped nearly 24% over the last three months, compared with a 5.1% rise in the S&P 500 and a 7.1% rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average .
KENILWORTH, N.J., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today issued its 2017/2018 global Corporate Responsibility Report. "Our company has an important role to play in tackling some of humanity's greatest challenges," said Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer, Merck. The report highlights Merck's approach to creating social, environmental and economic value for the company and its stakeholders and the company's commitment to operate ethically and transparently.
Accenture (ACN) has teamed up with Merck & Co. (MRK), one of the leading pharmaceutical giants outside the United States, to drive production, effectiveness, and innovation in the initial stages of drug development. Both companies have included Amazon’s (AMZN) AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud computing, The involvement of the leading public cloud service provider should allow MSD to introduce a cloud-based informatics research platform to support the life sciences industry related to drug manufacturing.
Chairman, President & CEO of Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) Kenneth C Frazier sold 279,851 shares of MRK on 09/18/2018 at an average price of $70.08 a share.
Accenture (ACN) has forecast its operating margin for fiscal 2018 at 14.8%, which would be higher than its fiscal 2017 margin of 12.9%. In the past five quarters, it mostly sustained a double-digit operating margin. In the chart below, you can see its GAAP operating margin trend in the last five quarters.
In this article, we’ll compare the valuations of Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Pfizer (PFE), Merck & Co. (MRK), Allergan (AGN), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
The SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF rose 0.7% toward a record high in afternoon trade Tuesday, with 55 of its 63 equity components gaining ground. Among the ETF's (XLV) members which are also Dow Jones Industrial Average components, Pfizer Inc.'s stock shot up 1.5%, putting it on track to close at the highest level since December 2001. Also, shares of Johnson & Johnson gained 0.6% toward an eight-month high, Merck & Co. Inc. tacked on 0.4% to sit just shy of its 17-year high reached last Thursday, and UnitedHealth Group Inc. slipped 0.1% and was 2.2% below its Sept. 6 record close of $269.65. The XLV's biggest gainer was Abiomed Inc.'s stock , which rallied 2.7%, while its biggest decliner was AbbVie Inc.'s stock , which shed 2.1% after California sued the company alleging the payment of illegal kickbacks. The XLV has rallied 11% over the past three months, while the Dow has tacked on 5.2%.
In this article, we’ll compare the EPS growth rates of pharmaceutical companies Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Pfizer (PFE), Merck & Co. (MRK), Allergan (AGN), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
In this article, we’ll compare the revenue growth rates of the pharmaceutical companies under review in this series: Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Pfizer (PFE), Merck & Co. (MRK), Allergan (AGN), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Pfizer's (PFE) latest anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy, Bavencio, is being touted as a significant long-term top-line driver for the company.
In this article, we’ll discuss the details of the dividends paid by pharmaceutical stocks Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Pfizer (PFE), Merck & Co. (MRK), Allergan (AGN), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
In the second quarter, Merck’s (MRK) Zepatier and Isentress reported revenues of $113.0 million and $305.0 million, respectively, which represented an ~78.0% decline and 8.0% growth on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. In the first half, Zepatier and Isentress reported net revenues of $243.0 million and $586.0 million, respectively.
As we discussed earlier, a few of the pharmaceutical stocks that have surpassed the returns of the S&P 500 Index YTD (year-to-date) include Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Pfizer (PFE), Merck & Co. (MRK), Allergan (AGN), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Let’s take a look at the details of their market caps.
Pharmaceutical ETFs are securities that are publicly traded on stock markets designed for investors who don’t have the capacity to hold many stocks but are interested in diversification within the pharmaceutical sector.
In August, the FDA approved Merck’s (MRK) and Eisai’s Lenvima in the first-line setting for the treatment of individuals with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (or HCC). The FDA’s approval of Lenvima in the first-line setting for the treatment of HCC was based on data from the REFLECT trial.
On September 12, Merck (MRK) announced that the FDA accepted for review the company’s new supplemental Biologics License Application (or sBLA) for the label expansion of Keytruda. Merck seeks label expansion of Keytruda for approval as a monotherapy in the first-line setting. This treatment is intended for individuals with metastatic nonsquamous or squamous NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) with tumors expressing PD-L1 without EGFR or ALK genomic tumor abnormalities.
Merck’s (MRK) Keytruda has witnessed ~89% YoY (year-over-year) growth and generated second-quarter revenues of $1.7 billion. In the US market, Keytruda’s second-quarter revenues grew 73.0% to reach $959.0.0 million. In the international markets, Keytruda’s revenues increased ~118.0% YoY to reach $707.0.0 million.
Merck (MRK) recently announced that its pivotal Phase 3 trial that evaluated Zerbaxa met its primary endpoint. Zerbaxa is an investigational antibiotic for the treatment of adult individuals with ventilated hospital-acquired bacteria pneumonia or ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (or VABP). Zerbaxa demonstrated non-inferiority compared to meropenem.
Label expansion of Merck's (MRK) Keytruda and FDA approval of AstraZeneca's (AZN) leukemia drug grab headlines this week
The index chalked up gains this week amid renewed hopes of trade talks between the United States and China.
On September 12, Allergan (AGN) announced the launch of Spotlyte, the first launch from Project Moonwalker, the Allergan-owned digital ventures unit. Spotlyte is an innovative digital hub designed to educate consumers about medical aesthetic treatments. The below chart lists key updates on Spotlyte. Spotlyte is the first venture from Project Moonwalker and is designed to educate consumers about medical aesthetics.
Merck's (MRK) sBLA to include overall survival data from a key lung cancer study on Keytruda's label gets FDA's priority review. If approved, it will expand the eligible patient population.