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merck & co. inc. (MRK) Snapshot

Open
$58.13
Previous Close
$58.21
Day High
$58.36
Day Low
$57.92
52 Week High
05/1/14 - $59.84
52 Week Low
11/1/13 - $44.62
Market Cap
169.9B
Average Volume 10 Days
7.6M
EPS TTM
$3.48
Shares Outstanding
2.9B
EX-Date
09/11/14
P/E TM
16.7x
Dividend
$1.76
Dividend Yield
3.01%
Current Stock Chart for MERCK & CO. INC. (MRK)

merck & co. inc. (MRK) Details

Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment offers human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, women's health and endocrine, inflammatory and infectious diseases, oncology, ophthalmology, immunology, infectious diseases, and others. This segment also provides vaccines, including preventive pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. Its Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets animal health products comprising vaccines, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs for respiratory diseases, as well as products for the treatment of fertility disorders. The company’s Consumer Care segment develops, manufactures, and sells over-the-counter products consisting of non-drowsy antihistamines; decongestant-free cold/flu medicine for people with high blood pressure; nasal decongestant sprays; and products for occasional constipation, frequent heartburn, and overactive bladder in women; foot care products, including topical antifungal, and foot and sneaker odor/wetness products; and sun care products, such as sun care lotions, sprays, and dry oils. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, food chain and mass merchandiser outlets, club stores, and specialty channels, as well as managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, and other institutions. It has collaborations with AstraZeneca LP, Pfizer Inc., Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd., Sanofi Pasteur S.A., and Sysmex Inostics GmbH. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

77,300 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1891

merck & co. inc. (MRK) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
Executive Vice President and President of Mer...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Executive Vice President and President of Glo...
Total Annual Compensation: $957.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

merck & co. inc. (MRK) Key Developments

Merck Initiates Phase 3 Study of Letermovir

Merck announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a global Phase 3 clinical study of letermovir (MK-8228), an investigational antiviral agent. The multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of letermovir for the prevention of clinically-significant cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in adult (18 years and older) CMV-seropositive recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. In the study, letermovir will be administered once daily, either as an oral tablet or IV formulation, for 14 weeks after transplant. The dose will be 240 mg once daily for participants receiving concomitant cyclosporin A and 480 mg once daily for participants not receiving cyclosporin A. The primary outcome measure of the study will be the percentage of participants with clinically-significant CMV infection through 24 weeks after transplant who were administered letermovir compared to placebo.

Merck & Co. Inc. Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend, Payable on October 7, 2014

Merck & Co. Inc. announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per share of the company's common stock for the fourth quarter of 2014. Payment will be made on October 7, 2014, to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2014.

Merck and Pharmstandard OJSC Enters Partnership Agreement for Production, Distribution and Marketing of Rebif

Merck and Pharmstandard OJSC concluded a number of partnership agreements aimed at long-term collaboration in the field of production, distribution and marketing of Rebif. Production of the medicine will be done at Pharmstandard-UfaVITA plant in Ufa. Rebif is used as first-line MS therapy according to international standards for MS treatment. Ministry of Health of Russian Federation has been purchasing interferon beta-1a and particularly Rebif for MS patients within 7 Nozologies program during last several years. Approximately 15% of patients with relapsing-remitting MS who are indicated for medical treatment receive Rebif. Thanks to the production localization in RF Rebif will become more accessible for this patients' category. In October 2013 localized Rebif was registered by Ministry of Health of Russian Federation and Pharmstandard-UfaVITA OJSC was approved as production facility for secondary packaging, quality control and release to the market of the medicine. Within the course of 2013, both companies were undergoing the process of transfer of analytical methods for production. The process took approximately 9 months. And was finalized by "Technological transfer Protocol" signing. This is the first time in Merck history that company transferred rights for production, quality control and marketing of biotechnological medicine to a third party. Cooperation between Pharmstandard and Merck began in July 2012, when a decision to implement secondary packaging of Rebif was made. In addition to the secondary packaging Pharmstandard carries out quality control of the finished products. Nowadays an active process of methodology transfer for fill&finish production was started. It is anticipated that the full production cycle will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2015. Marketing support of Rebif drug in Russia will be carried out by Pharmstandard.

 

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