MRK.DE - MERCK Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien

XETRA - XETRA Delayed price. Currency in EUR
93.62
+4.12 (+4.60%)
At close: 5:35PM CEST
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Previous close89.50
Open91.74
Bid93.34 x 6700
Ask93.40 x 11200
Day's range89.90 - 93.62
52-week range76.22 - 125.95
Volume1,279,810
Avg. volume738,580
Market cap40.704B
Beta (5Y monthly)0.54
PE ratio (TTM)30.86
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield1.30 (1.45%)
Ex-dividend date27 Apr 2020
1y target estN/A
  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-Goodbye to a nightmarish quarter

    For European stocks you have to go back even further – to 2002. Mexico's peso is set for its worst month since December 1994, the year of the "tequila crisis", forcing authorities to activate a currency swap mechanism established with the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Reuters

    Merck KGaA to hold shareholder meeting online, confirms dividend

    Drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA on Monday became the second German blue-chip company to move its annual shareholders' meeting online after the government laid the ground for such a switch last week. "Merck will seize the opportunity created by legislators to hold the 2020 annual general meeting in a virtual format - not least to allow for a payout to shareholders of the dividend that was proposed for the 2019 business year as soon as possible," a spokesman told Reuters. Merck earlier this month proposed https://www.merckgroup.com/investors/reports-and-financials/earnings-materials/2019-q4/en/2019-Q4-Press-Release-EN.pdf a dividend of 1.30 euros ($1.44) per share.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-The best laid plans of mice and men...

    More than $10 trillion in stimulus – fiscal, monetary and increasingly unorthodox – is being deployed against the crisis, including 150 basis points in Fed rates cuts, repo operations, swaplines and short-term funding to ease strains in money markets. Bob Michele at JPMorgan Asset Management describes it as "the greatest mobilisation of sweeping policy that any of us have ever witnessed." Markets seem uncertain – after Friday's selloff, we had a shaky start in Asia and now Europe markets are up as are U.S. equity futures.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-What's the (virus) damage? Singapore offers a hint

    On the policy front the news is good – the U.S. $2 trillion stimulus package has been approved and the European Central Bank has given itself unprecedented flexibility in implementing its PEPP 750 billion-euro bond-buying programme. In the UK, already battered by Brexit uncertainty, data showed retail sales failed to grow in February - before the virus really hit Britain.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-Up day on stock market seesaw

    After the biggest one-day rise on the Dow Jones since 1933 (!), look for more gains today as Wall Street futures are heading up again. The U.S. Congress finally came through with a $2 trillion spending package that will include things like unemployment benefits and loans for businesses but also $1,200 for citizens under a certain income threshold. JPMorgan flow tracker Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou reckons there are pending equity market inflows of up to $800 billion -- from those who went short or just fled equities -- and now it looks like some of that money is being unleashed.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-An emergency

    The Fed has moved on from backstopping financial markets to helping support the real economy. The view may have been that, while the Fed cash injections will ensure financial market liquidity, they won't stem the economic damage that's underway. One reason could be the news that China's Hubei province, where the coronavirus pandemic originated, is lifting travel restrictions, raising hopes the Chinese economy can lead the world economy back toward better times.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-On the edge again

    A rising number of countries heading into lockdown, frantic policy makers around the globe and an impasse in the U.S. Senate to pass a $1 trillion coronavirus response bill has financial markets on the edge again on Monday. Stock markets are dropping and oil prices are under pressure, U.S. Treasury yields have slipped towards one-week lows while the dollar gains. Goldman Sachs talks of a sudden stop for the global economy, which it predicts will contract around 1% in 2020 – a sharper decline than the 2008/2009 global financial crisis.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-Fire and fury ... and then some calm

    After another week of central banks displaying their firepower, things seem a bit calmer. Hopefully, it is a plumbing issue and the dollars the Fed injected will slowly make their way through a gummed-up financial system. World shares are up 1%, Europe is up 4% and U.S. equity futures are up around 3%, extending the rebound in New York trade last night.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-The morning after the day before

    It’s the morning after the day before, which saw a meltdown in financial markets when investors lost faith in policy intervention as the coronavirus laid siege to some of the world’s top economies. The S&P fell some 5%, bond markets - including some top safe havens - collapsed, oil prices dived to 18-year lows and gold dropped as investors tried to flog whatever they could. It’s a new dawn in Europe, but a turnaround looks tentative, despite more emergency central bank measures in Europe, Japan, the United States and Australia and London getting ready to lock down.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-Governments aim their bazookas

    After coming under fire for being slow to respond to what is an effectively a simultaneous demand and supply shock to the global economy, governments across the world are rushing to roll out massive stimulus, adding to the monetary firepower their central banks have already deployed. The White House is seeking approval for a $1 trillion package that includes direct payments to households. As Spain and France rushed to introduce their own funding packages -- the former announced an aid package equivalent to 20% of its GDP -- Bloomberg reported Angela Merkel as saying Germany may consider a joint EU funding programme to mitigate the fiscal consequences of the situation, a revolutionary development.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-Zero rates, and so far - zero impact

    ZIRP https://tmsnrt.rs/2yscMz9 (zero interest rate policy) has arrived in the United States. The Federal Reserve also resumed quantitative easing (QE), added to cash injections and reactivated swap lines with other central banks.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-Seeking a bazooka to tame the bears

    It also took markets another leg down, meaning world markets have had $5 trillion wiped off their value already this week. Earlier in Asia the Nikkei tumbled 4%, mainland Chinese index a lesser 1.5%.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-Sell-and-run grips world markets

    Virus contagion is spreading far and wide, shocking markets, and today the 30% crash in oil prices engineered by Saudi Arabia has set in motion the kind of market plunges that have not been seen for years. U.S. yields are at 0.35%% - down 150 basis points from early January and continuing their march towards zero. German yields have fallen 10 basis points past their previous record low.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-Between stimulus euphoria and virus dejection

    Two-year U.S. Treasury yields have dropped almost 85 bps in the past two weeks – their biggest two-week drop since 1987. The slide in U.S. Treasury yields further eroded the dollar's interest rate advantage.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-Stressful times for European banks

    You can share your thoughts with Thyagaraju Adinarayan (thyagaraju.adinarayan@tr.com), Joice Alves (joice.alves@tr.com), Julien Ponthus (julien.ponthus@tr.com) in London. Sam Theodore at Scope looked into how the epidemic is likely to hit their business and balance sheets. "In countries with generalised virus fears and anaemic economic growth (such as Italy), the economy can be easily tipped from stagnation into recession", he writes, warning that over-exposure to some sectors could bite hard.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-The China-gets-back-to-work trade

    * European rally proved short-lived * STOXX down 1.2% * S&P 500 futures are falling * Capita drops 18% Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters. You can share your thoughts with Thyagaraju Adinarayan (thyagaraju.adinarayan@tr.com), Joice Alves (joice.alves@tr.com), Julien Ponthus (julien.ponthus@tr.com) in London. "It is very encouraging to see that China's SSE index has now recovered all of its losses this year", Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell commented this morning.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-Flybe vibe!

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-When utilities rule the roost

    * European rally proved short-lived * STOXX down 0.9%, FTSE down 1.3% * S&P 500 futures are falling * Capita drops 18% Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters. You can share your thoughts with Thyagaraju Adinarayan (thyagaraju.adinarayan@tr.com), Joice Alves (joice.alves@tr.com), Julien Ponthus (julien.ponthus@tr.com) in London. There was understandably quite a lot of FOMO in Europe after Wall Street jumped on a Biden's surge but sometimes life is unfair and it just wasn't meant to be.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-STOXX fails to keep afloat as U.S. futures weigh

    You can share your thoughts with Thyagaraju Adinarayan (thyagaraju.adinarayan@tr.com), Joice Alves (joice.alves@tr.com), Julien Ponthus (julien.ponthus@tr.com) in London. There was understandably quite a lot of FOMO in Europe after Wall Street jumped on a Biden's surge but sometimes life is unfair and it just wasn't meant to be. Anyhow, it's quite unusual to have European cash markets rising while Wall Street heads for a risk-off session, so in a way, the capitulation isn't that surprising.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS- Opening snapshot: Ex-divs, Capita and ITV

    You can share your thoughts with Thyagaraju Adinarayan (thyagaraju.adinarayan@tr.com), Joice Alves (joice.alves@tr.com), Julien Ponthus (julien.ponthus@tr.com) in London. The pan European index is flat, while the FTSE 100 is down 0.4%. Futures point to a high open for European bourses as investors found some relief in US multi billion funding bill to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    CORRECTED-European shares up for fourth day as central banks weigh in

    European shares rose for a fourth straight session on Thursday, as the action taken this week by several major central banks to ease the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on growth fed through into financial markets. The outbreak shows little signs of peaking globally, with Italy closing all schools and California declaring a state of emergency, but investors are hopeful stimulus from governments and central banks will protect the global economy. Analysts firmly expect the European Central Bank to cut interest rates by 10 basis points next week, joining the U.S. Federal Reserve and its peers in Canada and Australia in reducing borrowing costs.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-On our radar: Flybe, Hugo Boss and ProSieben

    You can share your thoughts with Thyagaraju Adinarayan (thyagaraju.adinarayan@tr.com), Joice Alves (joice.alves@tr.com), Julien Ponthus (julien.ponthus@tr.com) in London. Futures point to a high open for European bourses as investors found some relief in US multi billion funding bill to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Flybe entered into administration, as the already struggling UK company failed to withstand the plunge in travel demand caused by the virus outspread.

  • Merck KGaA forecasts strong profit growth on healthcare, lab gear
    Reuters

    Merck KGaA forecasts strong profit growth on healthcare, lab gear

    Merck KGaA said core earnings would see "strong" growth in 2020 when adjusted for one-offs and currency swings, but it would have to revise goals if the coronavirus outbreak does not start to ease from next month. "Should the crisis grow or trigger a global recession, the company would adapt its business forecast," it said in a statement.

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