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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
Fri, 17 Feb 2017NoneBullish EngulfingTue, 31 Jan 20175.48%
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65.39 0.00 (0%) Feb 17 4:01pm EST
Open: 65.20 Range: 64.86 - 65.56 Vol: 9.05M Avg Vol: 10.87M
EPS: 2.04 P/E ratio: 32.05 EBITDA: 15.46B Mkt Cap: 180.29B
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Short Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 5 day moving average at 65.25
Medium Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 20 day moving average at 63.46
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 61.83
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 60.42
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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 85% of the time with an average daily volume of 10.9M shares being traded. For the medium term however, the 50 day moving average is indicating a trading range with a bearish downward bias. MRK's upward trend appears to be weakening but it is still not confirmed by the 200 SMA. Confidence in the buy the dips strategy seems to be waning. The 20 day moving average seems to be confirming the 50 SMA as it is also indicating a trading range but however with a slightly bullish bias. As the long term trend is still up strongly, underlying strength in the 20 and 50 SMA can be used to time taking long/buy positions in MRK. Some good levels to consider entering long positions in MRK are at the 50 and 200 SMAs currently at 61.83 and 60.42 respectively. 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 $68.55* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Fri, 17 Feb 2017
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