Industry: Drug Manufacturers Major
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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MRK Payout History (Paid and Declared)
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