For 2015 the consensus of the earnings per share of Merck & Co is at profit of 3,57 dollars. Based on this the price/earnings-ratio equals 14,01.
The consensus of the dividends per share is at 1,8 dollars.Consequently the dividend return is around 3,6 percent. On average the stocks in this sector yield a dividend return of around 0,48 percent.
The stocks Mithra, Kiadis and Shire in the sector pharmaceutical sector have the most buy recommendations. The 3 most recent recommendations for the pharmaceutical sector were provided by Deutsche Bank (buy, 108,00 dollars), Jefferies & Co. (hold, 55,00 dollars) and Leleux Associated Brokers (buy, 98,72 dollars).
Merck & Co's book value/price equals 0,33. The pharmaceutical company now trades at a Shiller PE of 18.45. The stock now trades at 50,03 dollars. This equals 12 times the 2014's earnings per share.
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