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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, 16 Aug 2017NoneBearish EngulfingFri, 04 Aug 2017-0.63%
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62.70 0.00 (0%) Aug 16 4:00pm EDT
Open: 62.43 Range: 62.33 - 62.93 Vol: 6.06M Avg Vol: 8.32M
EPS: 1.85 P/E ratio: 33.95 EBITDA: 15.45B Mkt Cap: 171.01B
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Short Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 5 day moving average at 62.49
Medium Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 20 day moving average at 62.90
Last Trade is below the 50 day moving average at 63.48
Long Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 200 day moving average at 63.01
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Daily Chart of MRK

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

Although MRK is currently trading below its 200 day moving average, it is prudent to note that in the last 52 weeks, MRK has been trading above the 200 day moving average for 91% of the time with an average daily volume of 8.3M shares changing hands. This could portend a sustained reversal in trend, or just a slight bump in the road prior to resuming its bullish bias.For the medium term, the 50 day moving average is generally in a trading range with a bearish downward bias. The 20 day moving average is also indicating range bound trading with a bearish bias. Objectively, as long as MRK is trading below its 200 SMA, rallies will be sold into and traders can expect a lot of resistance near the 200 SMA currently at 63.01. Technically there are too many uncertainties to recommend a buy on this stock at this moment. 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 $69.40* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Wed, 16 Aug 2017
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