Merck KGaA (MRK) Given a €120.00 Price Target at UBS

The Tealwood Asset Management Inc holds 87,387 shares with $5.60M value, up from 77,244 last quarter. Merck & Co., Inc. has 2.73 billion shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 0.97. The stock decreased 2.50% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $54.38. About 20.25 million shares traded or 85.08% up from the average.

The operating margin of (NYSE:MRK) is valued at 8.30% and the profit margin measures at 7.20%. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500.

Arrow Financial Corp increased General Dynamics Corp (GD) stake by 51.72% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.84% of the company's stock. Inc. now has $148.14B valuation. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $16.53. (NASDAQ:UIHC) has declined 9.79% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 6.79% the S&P500. Societe Generale initiated the shares of MRK in report on Wednesday, April 6 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 80% are positive. AAON Inc had 2 analyst reports since January 12, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:MRK) earned "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, August 30. Finally, Cowen restated a "hold" rating and issued a $70.00 price target on shares of Merck & Co., Inc.in a report on Friday, September 1st. The company has market cap of $9.91 million. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities on Wednesday, November 2 to "Mkt Underperform". On Tuesday, September 12 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". Its up 0.42, from 1.29 in 2017Q1. Intrust Bankshares Na invested in 31,617 shares. Lodestar Inv Counsel Limited Liability Co Il reported 143,572 shares stake. 25,372 are held by Burney Com. Nexus Investment Management Inc., a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 457,425 shares. Hanson Mcclain reported 400 shares. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.2, current ratio was 1.4, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.57 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 0.71, while Payout ratio is 1.797. Private Management Group holds 263,602 shares or 0.93% of its portfolio. Pinnacle Associate stated it has 514,037 shares. It increased, as 9 investors sold AAON shares while 33 reduced holdings. Eastern Commercial Bank owns 224,734 shares for 1.06% of their portfolio. The New York-based Element Capital Management Llc has invested 4.13% in the stock.

Arrow Financial Corp decreased Ishares S&P Smallcap 600 (IJR) stake by 5,098 shares to 15,519 valued at $1.09M in 2017Q2. Alphabet Inc Cl C was reduced too.

Shares of Merck & Co., Inc. It also upped Ishares Core S&P 500 Etf (IVV) stake by 7,635 shares and now owns 16,384 shares. (NYSE:MRK) were released by: Fool.com and their article: "The Case for Eli Lilly and Co." published on November 27, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com's news article titled: "Merck & Co., Inc".

Linscomb & Williams Inc. increased its position in Merck & Co., Inc.by 8.5% during the 1st quarter. Its down 0.16, from 1.18 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 56 investors sold MRK shares while 612 reduced holdings.

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Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Cleararc Incorporated accumulated 61,963 shares. Massachusetts Fincl Svcs Com Ma has 0.37% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) for 115,681 shares. Symphony Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.04% in United Insurance Holdings Corp. Cadence Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.86% in Merck & Co., Inc. Sentinel Lba holds 8,716 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Wasatch Advisors Inc acquired 119,468 shares as Aaon Inc. Birchview Cap LP has 10,000 shares. (NYSE:MRK). Moreover, Letko Brosseau Assocs has 1.54% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. Insider ownership decreased by a total of 5000 shares, which suggests that MRK's key executives are feeling less optimistic about the outlook for the stock.

On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $0.94 in December 2017 quarter and $0.91 in March 2018 quarter, representing 5.62% and 3.41% growth, respectively. 7,426 are owned by Weatherly Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership. Texas Yale holds 48,270 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc.

Axa lowered its position in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) to report earnings on February, 1. Halbert Hargrove Russell Lc owns 6,170 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. MRK's profit will be $2.56B for 14.46 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. Main Street Research Limited Liability reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc.

Among 23 analysts covering Merck & Co. BidaskClub cut Merck & Co., Inc. from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. upgraded Merck & Co., Inc. from a "reduce" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 65% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 30 by UBS. Leerink Swann maintained it with "Market Perform" rating and $69 target in Monday, October 30 report. (NYSE:MRK) on Wednesday, November 15 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Jefferies.

Merck & Co., Inc. had a net margin of 11.60% and a return on equity of 27.08%. (NYSE:MRK) has an average volume of 10.64 Million. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 1. Finally, Berenberg Bank set a €109.00 ($129.76) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Merck & Co., Inc. now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $66.29.

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