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Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK) - Buy, Sell or Hold?

Sector: Consumer Durables   Sub-Sector: Major Pharmaceuticals
Trade DateCurrent Candlestick PatternPrevious Candlestick PatternWhenPerformance Since
Thu, 15 Jun 2017NoneBearish EngulfingMon, 05 Jun 2017-2.89%
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66.16 0.00 (0%) Jun 23 4:00pm EDT
Open: 66.04 Range: 65.84 - 66.39 Vol: 14.09M Avg Vol: 9.01M
EPS: 1.57 P/E ratio: 40.13 EBITDA: 15.16B Mkt Cap: 172.23B
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Short Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 5 day moving average at 76.55
Medium Term: Trading is Range Bound
Last Trade is below the 20 day moving average at 67.42
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 64.78
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 63.04
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Daily Chart of MRK

Stock Trend Analysis - Buy, Sell or Hold "Merck & Company, Inc." (MRK)?

MRK is in a very strong uptrend. In the last 52 weeks, MRK has been trading above the 200 day moving average for 98% of the time with an average daily volume of 9M shares being traded. The 50 day moving average, currently at 64.78, although still maintaining a bullish inclination, is however exhibiting characteristics of a medium term trading range. As the dominant long term trend is still up strongly, the high probability trade is still buying the dips. The 20 day moving average, although in a trading range, generally confirms this view as the underlying strength in MRK still has a bullish bias with price maintaining above the 20 SMA for 55% of the time in the last two months of trading. A good area for traders who are considering taking a long position in MRK is near the 200 SMA currently at 63.04. Click here for the latest support & resistance levels to help you finetune your entry into or exit out of "MRK".

The analyst consensus estimates for the 1 year price target for this stock is $69.30* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Thu, 15 Jun 2017
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