MRK Merck

  • STOCK
  • MRK
  • Price as of: Feb 09, 05:00 PM EST
  • $49.16
  • +$0.33
  • +0.7%
  • Industry
  • Drug manufacturers - major
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MRK Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    3.74% Healthcare Average 1.80%
  • Annual Payout
    $1.84 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    49.6% EPS $3.71
  • Dividend Growth
    4 yrs Since 2012
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Upcoming Dividend Payouts

MRK Upcoming Dividend Payouts

MRK has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.
DARS Rating™ Breakdown

Dividend.com DARS Rating™ Breakdown for MRK

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Relative Strength Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking 1 year return is at par with Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Overall Yield Attractiveness Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Yield is considerably higher than Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Dividend Reliability Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Payout ratio is considerably higher than industry average and peers
Dividend Uptrend Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Dividends are stable but not growing against Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
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Growth History

MRK Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for MRK 2.3% 2.3% 4 years
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for MRK
Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

MRK Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.8000 2015 2.3%
$1.7600 2014 2.3%
Historical Dividend Data

MRK Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.4600 2015-11-24 2015-12-11 2015-12-15 2016-01-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2015-07-22 2015-09-11 2015-09-15 2015-10-07 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2015-05-26 2015-06-11 2015-06-15 2015-07-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2015-02-24 2015-03-12 2015-03-16 2015-04-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2014-11-25 2014-12-11 2014-12-15 2015-01-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4400 2014-07-23 2014-09-11 2014-09-15 2014-10-07 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4400 2014-05-27 2014-06-12 2014-06-16 2014-07-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4400 2014-02-25 2014-03-13 2014-03-17 2014-04-07 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4400 2013-11-26 2013-12-12 2013-12-16 2014-01-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4300 2013-07-23 2013-09-12 2013-09-16 2013-10-07 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4300 2013-05-28 2013-06-13 2013-06-17 2013-07-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4300 2013-02-26 2013-03-13 2013-03-15 2013-04-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4300 2012-11-27 2012-12-13 2012-12-17 2013-01-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2012-07-24 2012-09-13 2012-09-17 2012-10-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2012-05-22 2012-06-13 2012-06-15 2012-07-09 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2012-02-28 2012-03-13 2012-03-15 2012-04-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2011-11-10 2011-12-13 2011-12-15 2012-01-09 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2011-07-26 2011-09-13 2011-09-15 2011-10-07 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2011-05-24 2011-06-13 2011-06-15 2011-07-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2011-02-22 2011-03-11 2011-03-15 2011-04-07 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2010-11-23 2010-12-13 2010-12-15 2011-01-07 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2010-07-27 2010-09-13 2010-09-15 2010-10-07 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2010-05-26 2010-06-11 2010-06-15 2010-07-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2010-02-23 2010-03-11 2010-03-15 2010-04-07 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2009-11-24 2009-12-11 2009-12-15 2010-01-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2009-07-28 2009-09-02 2009-09-04 2009-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2009-05-27 2009-06-04 2009-06-08 2009-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2009-02-24 2009-03-04 2009-03-06 2009-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2008-11-25 2008-12-03 2008-12-05 2009-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2008-07-22 2008-09-03 2008-09-05 2008-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2008-05-27 2008-06-04 2008-06-06 2008-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2008-02-26 2008-03-05 2008-03-07 2008-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2007-11-27 2007-12-05 2007-12-07 2008-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2007-07-24 2007-09-05 2007-09-07 2007-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2007-05-22 2007-06-06 2007-06-08 2007-07-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2007-02-27 2007-03-07 2007-03-09 2007-04-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2006-11-28 2006-12-06 2006-12-08 2007-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2006-07-25 2006-08-30 2006-09-01 2006-10-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2006-05-23 2006-05-31 2006-06-02 2006-07-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2006-02-28 2006-03-08 2006-03-10 2006-04-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2005-11-22 2005-11-30 2005-12-02 2006-01-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2005-07-26 2005-08-31 2005-09-02 2005-10-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2005-05-24 2005-06-01 2005-06-03 2005-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2005-02-22 2005-03-02 2005-03-04 2005-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2004-11-23 2004-12-01 2004-12-03 2005-01-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3800 2004-07-27 2004-09-01 2004-09-03 2004-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3700 2004-05-25 2004-06-02 2004-06-04 2004-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3700 2004-02-24 2004-03-03 2004-03-05 2004-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3700 2003-11-25 2003-12-03 2003-12-05 2004-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3700 2003-07-22 2003-09-03 2003-09-05 2003-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3600 2003-05-27 2003-06-04 2003-06-06 2003-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3600 2003-02-25 2003-03-05 2003-03-07 2003-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3600 2002-11-26 2002-12-04 2002-12-06 2003-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3600 2002-07-23 2002-09-04 2002-09-06 2002-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2002-05-28 2002-06-05 2002-06-07 2002-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2002-02-26 2002-03-06 2002-03-08 2002-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2001-11-27 2001-12-05 2001-12-07 2002-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2001-07-24 2001-08-30 2001-09-04 2001-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2001-05-22 2001-05-31 2001-06-04 2001-07-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2001-02-27 2001-03-07 2001-03-09 2001-04-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2000-11-28 2000-12-06 2000-12-08 2001-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2000-07-25 2000-08-30 2000-09-01 2000-10-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2900 2000-05-22 2000-05-31 2000-06-02 2000-07-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2900 2000-02-22 2000-03-01 2000-03-03 2000-04-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2900 1999-11-23 1999-12-01 1999-12-03 2000-01-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2900 1999-07-27 1999-09-01 1999-09-03 1999-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2700 1999-05-25 1999-06-02 1999-06-04 1999-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2700 1999-02-23 1999-03-03 1999-03-05 1999-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
2-for-1 1998-11-24 1999-02-17 1999-01-25 1999-02-16 NM Stock Split NM
$0.2700 1998-11-24 1998-12-02 1998-12-04 1999-01-04 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2700 1998-07-28 1998-09-02 1998-09-04 1998-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2250 1998-05-26 1998-06-03 1998-06-05 1998-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2250 1998-02-24 1998-03-04 1998-03-06 1998-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2250 1997-11-25 1997-12-03 1997-12-05 1998-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2250 1997-07-22 1997-09-03 1997-09-05 1997-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2100 1997-05-28 1997-06-05 1997-06-09 1997-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2100 1997-02-25 1997-03-05 1997-03-07 1997-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1996-11-26 1996-12-05 1996-12-09 1997-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1996-07-23 1996-09-04 1996-09-06 1996-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1700 1996-05-29 1996-06-06 1996-06-10 1996-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1700 1996-02-27 1996-03-06 1996-03-08 1996-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1700 1995-11-28 1995-12-06 1995-12-08 1996-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1700 1995-07-25 1995-09-05 1995-09-07 1995-10-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1500 1995-05-23 1995-06-02 1995-06-08 1995-07-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1500 1995-02-28 1995-03-03 1995-03-09 1995-04-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1500 1994-11-22 1994-12-02 1994-12-08 1995-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1500 1994-07-26 1994-09-02 1994-09-09 1994-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1400 1994-05-24 1994-06-02 1994-06-08 1994-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1400 1994-02-22 1994-03-02 1994-03-08 1994-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1400 1993-11-23 1993-12-02 1993-12-08 1994-01-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1400 1993-07-27 1993-09-02 1993-09-09 1993-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1250 1993-05-25 1993-06-02 1993-06-08 1993-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1250 1993-02-23 1993-03-02 1993-03-08 1993-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1250 1992-11-24 1992-12-02 1992-12-08 1993-01-04 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

MRK Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Healthcare

Merck & Co., Inc (MRK) is a Whitehouse Station, NJ based pharmaceutical company founded in 1891. The company is a global health care company that delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products, which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. It is one of the seven largest pharmaceutical companies in the world measured by market capitalization. Merck relies heavily on patent protection, and when market exclusivity on their products expire the company generally sees heavy losses in sales. As well, Merck relies on R&D to produce commercially successful products. Merck is largely affected by regulations on its products. Merck has been paying a dividend since 1970, and has increased its dividends annually since then, except for when dividends remained stable from 2007 through 2009. Merck pays its dividends quarterly.

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Merck News

  • Before Wednesday’s opening bell, Merck (MRK ) reported higher fourth quarter profits and beat analysts’ expectations.

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  • Before the opening bell on Tuesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.

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  • Before Monday's opening bell, Merck & Co., Inc. () announced that it has agreed to purchase Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CBST) for $8.4...
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