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Merck (MRK) Company Profile

Updated Sep 9, 2019
Merck has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Merck and Co., Inc.
Short Name:Merck
Trading Ticker Symbol:MRK
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Primary Industry Sector:Health Care
Seconday Sub-sector:Major Pharmaceuticals
Main Business Areas: Dogs of the Dow, Low Volatility, Health Care, Major Pharmaceuticals, Major Drug Manufacturers
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Merck

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Merck as of writing:
Current Share Price:$83.47
Previous Year's Closing Price:$76.41
Percentage Price Change (YTD):9.24%
Market Cap:$213.47 billion
52-week Price Range:$66.1 - $87.35
Dividend Per Share:$2.13
EPS (TTM):3.57
Price-Earnings (Trailing):23.41
Price-Earnings (Forward):15.26

Company Profile and Business Description for Merck

Merck & Co., Inc., incorporated in 1970, is a global healthcare company. The Company offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services and Alliances. The Company's Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells its human health pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed healthcare providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and other institutions. Vaccine products consist of preventive pediatric, adolescent and adult vaccines, primarily administered at physician offices.

The Company sells its human health vaccines primarily to physicians, wholesalers, physician distributors and government entities. The Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures and markets animal health products, including vaccines. The Company's animal health products are sold to veterinarians, distributors and animal producers. The Company's Animal Health segment includes pharmaceutical and vaccine products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in various farm and companion animal species. The Company's Healthcare Services segment provides services and solutions that focus on engagement, health analytics and clinical services. The Company's clinical pipeline includes candidates in multiple disease areas, including atherosclerosis, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, infectious diseases, inflammatory/autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and respiratory diseases.

The Company's pharmaceutical products include therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders. The Company provides products in various divisions, such as Primary Care and Women's Health, Hospital and Specialty, Oncology, Diversified Brands and Vaccines. The Company's Primary Care and Women's Health division offers products of different therapeutic segments, such as Cardiovascular, which include Zetia (ezetimibe) (marketed as Ezetrol outside the United States) and Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) (marketed as Inegy outside the United States), Atozet (ezetimibe and atorvastatin) and cholesterol modifying medicines; Diabetes, which includes Januvia (sitagliptin) and Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin hydrochloride (HCl)) for the treatment of type II diabetes; General Medicine and Women's Health, which includes NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring) that is a vaginal contraceptive product, Implanon (etonogestrel implant) that is a single-rod subdermal contraceptive implant/Nexplanon (etonogestrel implant), a single, radiopaque, rod-shaped subdermal contraceptive implant, Dulera Inhalation Aerosol (mometasone furoate/formoterol fumarate dihydrate), a combination medicine for the treatment of asthma, and Follistim AQ (follitropin beta injection) (marketed as Puregon in most countries outside the United States), a fertility treatment.

The Company's Hospital and Specialty division offers products under various therapeutic categories, such as Hepatitis, which includes Zepatier (elbasvir and grazoprevir) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT) 1 or GT4 infection, with ribavirin in certain patient populations, PegIntron (peginterferon alpha-2b) and Victrelis (boceprevir), medicines for the treatment of HCV; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which include Isentress (raltegravir), an HIV integrase inhibitor for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection, and Hospital Acute Care, which includes Cancidas (caspofungin acetate), an anti-fungal product; Invanz (ertapenem sodium) for the treatment of certain infections, Noxafil (posaconazole) for the prevention of invasive fungal infections, Bridion (sugammadex) Injection, a medication for the reversal of two types of neuromuscular blocking agents used during surgery, Primaxin (imipenem and cilastatin sodium), an anti-bacterial product, and Cubicin (daptomycin for injection), an intra-venous (I.V.) antibiotic for complicated skin and skin structure infections or bacteremia, when caused by designated susceptible organisms. Its Hospital and Specialty division offers products under therapeutic categories, including Immunology, which includes Remicade (infliximab), a treatment for inflammatory diseases, and Simponi (golimumab), a once-monthly subcutaneous treatment of certain inflammatory diseases, which the Company markets in Europe, Russia and Turkey.

The Company's Oncology division offers products, which include Emend (aprepitant) for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; Temodar (temozolomide) (marketed as Temodal outside the United States), a treatment for certain types of brain tumors, and Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of advanced melanoma in patients whose disease has progressed after other therapies. The Company's Diversified Brands division offers products under various therapeutic categories, such as Respiratory, which includes Nasonex (mometasone furoate monohydrate), an inhaled nasal corticosteroid for the treatment of nasal allergy symptoms, and Singulair (montelukast), a medicine indicated for the chronic treatment of asthma and the relief of symptoms of allergic rhinitis, and Other, which includes Cozaar (losartan potassium) and Hyzaar (losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide), treatments for hypertension; Arcoxia (etoricoxib) for the treatment of arthritis and pain, which the Company markets outside the United States; Fosamax (alendronate sodium) (marketed as Fosamac in Japan) for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, and Zocor(simvastatin), a statin for modifying cholesterol. The Company's Vaccines division includes products, such as Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16 and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant), a vaccine to help prevent certain diseases caused by four types of human papillomavirus (HPV); ProQuad (Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Virus Vaccine Live), a pediatric combination vaccine to help protect against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella; M-M-R II (Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live), a vaccine to help prevent measles, mumps and rubella; Varivax (Varicella Virus Vaccine Live), a vaccine to help prevent chickenpox (varicella); Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live), a vaccine to help prevent shingles (herpes zoster); Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent), a vaccine to help prevent pneumococcal disease, and RotaTeq (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live Oral, Pentavalent), a vaccine to help protect against rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants and children.

The Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures and markets animal health products, including vaccines. The principal products in this segment include Livestock Products, Poultry Products, Companion Animal Products, and Aquaculture Products. Livestock Products division includes Nuflor antibiotic range for use in cattle and swine; Bovilis/Vista vaccine lines for infectious diseases in cattle; Banamine bovine and swine anti-inflammatory; Estrumate for the treatment of fertility disorders in cattle; Matrix (altrenogest) fertility management for swine; Resflor, a combination broad-spectrum antibiotic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for bovine respiratory disease; Zuprevo for bovine respiratory disease; Zilmax and Revalor to improve production efficiencies in beef cattle; M+Pac swine pneumonia vaccine; Porcilis vaccine line for infectious diseases in swine, and Circumvent (Porcine Circovirus Vaccine, Type 2, Killed Baculovirus Vector) vaccine lines for infectious diseases in swine. Its Poultry Products include Nobilis/Innovax, vaccine lines for poultry, and Paracox and Coccivac coccidiosis vaccines. Its Companion Animal Products include Nobivac vaccine lines for flexible dog and cat vaccination; Regumate (altrenogest) fertility management for horses; Otomax/Mometamax/Posatex ear ointments for acute and chronic otitis; Caninsulin/Vetsulin diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; Panacur/Safeguard broad-spectrum anthelmintic (de-wormer) for use in many animals; Activyl/Scalibor/Exspot for protecting against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and sandflies; and Bravecto (fluralaner), a chewable tablet that kills fleas and ticks in dogs. Its Aquaculture Products include Slice parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; Aquavac/Norvax vaccines against bacterial and viral disease in fish; Compact PD vaccine for salmon, and Aquaflor antibiotic for farm-raised fish.

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