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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
Wed, 11 Oct 2017NoneDojiThu, 28 Sep 2017-0.56%
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63.51 0.00 (0%) Oct 18 12:35pm EDT
Open: 64.09 Range: 63.41 - 64.11 Vol: 3.36M Avg Vol: 7.71M
EPS: 1.85 P/E ratio: 34.53 EBITDA: 15.45B Mkt Cap: 173.95B
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Short Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 5 day moving average at 64.37
Medium Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 20 day moving average at 64.95
Last Trade is below the 50 day moving average at 63.88
Long Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 200 day moving average at 63.58
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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 88% of the time with an average daily volume of 7.7M shares being traded. The 50 day moving average, currently at 63.88, 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 52.5% of the time in the last two months of trading. Traders who are thinking of going long MRK shares should consider patiently waiting for price to be near the 50 or 200 SMAs, currently at 63.88 and 63.58 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 $70.00* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Wed, 11 Oct 2017
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