MRK - Merck & Co., Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
80.98
+1.48 (+1.86%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

81.00 +0.02 (0.02%)
After hours: 5:17PM EDT

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Previous Close79.50
Open79.35
Bid80.99 x 2900
Ask81.40 x 800
Day's Range79.31 - 81.15
52 Week Range58.03 - 83.85
Volume11,811,899
Avg. Volume10,401,354
Market Cap208.494B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.31
PE Ratio (TTM)25.57
EPS (TTM)3.17
Earnings DateJul 30, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.20 (2.80%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-03-14
1y Target Est88.07
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  • Benzinga10 hours ago

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  • Merck to Buy Private Cancer Drugmaker Peloton Therapeutics
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  • Merck Foundation Announces Grant to American Cancer Society to Improve Access to Cancer Care in Resource-Limited Settings
    Business Wire14 hours ago

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  • Barrons.comyesterday

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  • After filing an IPO, Dallas company to sell to Merck for $1.05 billion
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  • Merck buys Peloton to expand its kidney cancer treatment portfolio
    Reutersyesterday

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  • Bloombergyesterday

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  • Benzingayesterday

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  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    Merck to Acquire Peloton Therapeutics for About $1B in Cash

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    American City Business Journals2 days ago

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  • Merck's Keytruda Fails in Late-Stage Breast Cancer Study
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    Merck's Keytruda Fails in Late-Stage Breast Cancer Study

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  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Merck to acquire Peloton Therapeutics for upfront payment of $1.05 billion in cash

    Merck & Co. Inc. said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to acquire Peloton Therapeutics Inc. for an upfront payment of $1.05 billion in cash. Peloton, a clinical-stage biotech focused on cancer treatments, was expected to price an initial public offering on Wednesday. The biotech's business hinges instead on two drugs that are designed to block a transcription factor called hypoxia-inducible factor-2 alphaαthat - among other things - regulates how the body responds to low oxygen levels. Under the terms of the deal, Peloton shareholders will be entitled to a further $1.15 billion in milestone payments based on the achievement of certain future regulatory and sales goals. "This acquisition exemplifies Merck's strategy to pursue novel therapeutic candidates based on exceptionally promising and innovative research," said Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter, president of Merck Research Laboratories. "Peloton scientists have applied their unique expertise in HIF-2α biology to develop PT2977, which has already shown intriguing activity in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma. We look forward to advancing this late-stage asset as part of our broad oncology R&D program." The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. Merck shares were not active premarket, bu have gained 34.7% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 3.9%.

  • Business Wire2 days ago

    Merck to Acquire Peloton Therapeutics, Bolstering Oncology Pipeline

    Merck (MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck, through a subsidiary, will acquire privately held Peloton, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel small molecule therapeutic candidates targeting hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α) for the treatment of patients with cancer and other non-oncology diseases. Peloton’s lead candidate is PT2977, a novel oral HIF-2α inhibitor in late-stage development for renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

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  • CNBC2 days ago

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  • Reuters2 days ago

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    Merck & Co Inc said on Monday its blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study testing the drug as a standalone treatment in patients with an aggressive type of breast cancer. Keytruda, among a class of medicines called PD-1 inhibitors, did not meet the main goal of helping patients live longer, when compared to chemotherapy. The treatment will continue to be studied in earlier stages of the disease and in combination with chemotherapy in patients with triple negative breast cancer, the company said.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

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  • Business Wire2 days ago

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    Merck , known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the Phase 3 KEYNOTE-119 trial evaluating KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for the second- or third-line treatment of patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer did not meet its pre-specified primary endpoint of superior overall survival compared to chemotherapy .

  • Reuters2 days ago

    U.S. Supreme Court gives Merck another shot to avoid Fosamax lawsuits

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Merck & Co a new opportunity to avoid lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, throwing out a lower court decision that had revived the litigation. The nine justices unanimously directed the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision to let the lawsuits proceed even though the Food and Drug Administration had rebuffed Merck when the company sought to add a warning to Fosamax's label about fracture risk.

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