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Our quantitative data points are meant to provide a high-level understanding of factors in equity risk models for Merck & Co. Inc.. Portfolio managers use these models to forecast risk, optimize portfolios and review performance.
We show how MRK stock compares to 2,000+ US-based stocks, and to peers in the Manufacturing sector and Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing industry.
Please do not consider this data as investment advice. Data is downloaded from sources we deem reliable, but errors may occur.
For 130 years, Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases in pursuit of its mission to save and improve lives. It demonstrates its commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals - including cancer, infectious diseases such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases - as we aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world.
Many of the following risk metrics are standardized and transformed into quantitative factors in institutional-level risk models.
Rankings below represent percentiles from 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating of risk.
Stocks with higher beta exhibit higher sensitivity to the ups and downs in the market. (↑↑)
Stocks with higher market capitalization often have lower risk. (↑↓)
Higher average daily dollar volume over the past 30 days implies lower liquidity risk. (↑↓)
Higher price momentum stocks, aka recent winners, equate to lower risk for many investors. (↑↓)
Style risk factors often include measures of profitability and payout levels.
Companies with higher earnings generally provide lower risk. (↑↓)
Companies with higher dividend yields, if sustaintable, are perceived to have lower risk. (↑↓)
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