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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, 28 Apr 2017NoneBearish EngulfingThu, 27 Apr 2017-0.4%
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62.33 0.00 (0%) Apr 28 4:00pm EDT
Open: 62.58 Range: 62.14 - 62.65 Vol: 9.46M Avg Vol: 9.03M
EPS: 1.41 P/E ratio: 44.21 EBITDA: 12.00B Mkt Cap: 171.13B
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Short Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 5 day moving average at 62.41
Medium Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 20 day moving average at 62.78
Last Trade is below the 50 day moving average at 64.04
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 62.24
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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 97% of the time with an average daily volume of 9M shares being traded. The 50 day moving average, currently at 64.04, 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 is however exhibiting very weak price action which could indicate early stages of a trend reversal or just a retracement. MRK may be due for an oversold bounce. Objectively, in a strong uptrend, the high probability strategy is to buy dips. A good area for traders who are considering taking a long position in MRK is near the 200 SMA currently at 62.24. 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 $68.90* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Fri, 28 Apr 2017
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