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Merck Forward Dividend Yield %

: 3.09% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-12), the Forward Annual Dividend Yield of Merck is 3.09%.

As of today (2022-08-12), the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Merck is 3.05%.

MRK's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked better than
76.11% of 494 companies
in the Drug Manufacturers industry
Industry Median: 1.61 vs MRK: 3.09

Merck's Dividends per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $0.69.

During the past 12 months, Merck's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 6.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 9.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 4.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Merck was 109.40% per year. The lowest was 0.40% per year. And the median was 9.50% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Competitive Comparison

For the Drug Manufacturers - General subindustry, Merck's Forward Dividend Yield %, along with its competitors' market caps and Forward Dividend Yield % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Merck Forward Dividend Yield % Distribution

For the Drug Manufacturers industry and Healthcare sector, Merck's Forward Dividend Yield % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Merck's Forward Dividend Yield % falls into.



Merck Forward Dividend Yield % Calculation

Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Merck Recent Full-Year* Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 0.6902022-06-142022-06-152022-07-08Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000
USD 0.6902022-03-142022-03-152022-04-07Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000
USD 0.6902021-12-142021-12-152022-01-07Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000
USD 0.6502021-09-142021-09-152021-10-07Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000

* GuruFocus has an internal rule that if the most recent dividend payment frequency is at least 4 times a year, then the full year will be calculated according to the frequency of payment or the one-year time frame, whichever is stricter.
* GuruFocus converts dividend currency to local traded share price currency in order to calculate dividend yield. Please refer to the last column "Forex Rate" in the above table.

Merck's Forward Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Forward Annual Dividend Yield=Forward Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=2.76/88.93
=3.10 %

Current Share Price is $88.93.
Merck's Dividends per Share for the forward twelve months is calculated as $0.69 * 4 = $2.76.

Merck's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=2.72/88.93
=3.06 %

Current Share Price is $88.93.
Merck's Dividends per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $2.72.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Merck  (NYSE:MRK) Forward Dividend Yield % Explanation

Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.

Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.

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Merck Business Description

Merck logo
Address
2000 Galloping Hill Road, Kenilworth, NJ, USA, 07033
Merck makes pharmaceutical products to treat several conditions in a number of therapeutic areas, including cardiometabolic disease, cancer, and infections. Within cancer, the firm's immuno-oncology platform is growing as a major contributor to overall sales. The company also has a substantial vaccine business, with treatments to prevent hepatitis B and pediatric diseases as well as HPV and shingles. Additionally, Merck sells animal health-related drugs. From a geographical perspective, close to half of the firm's sales are generated in the United States.
Executives
Baker Douglas M Jr director 370 WBASHA ST NORTH ST PAUL MN 55102
Oosthuizen Johannes Jacobus officer: SVP, U.S. Market 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Garay Arpa officer: SVP Human Health Global Mktg. 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Downing Cristal N officer: Chief Comm. & Public Afrs Ofcr 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Klobuchar Michael A officer: EVP - Chief Strategy Officer 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Lecointe-cephas Lisa officer: SVP Chief Ethics & Com Officer 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Litchfield Caroline officer: EVP & CFO 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Mayo Stephen director 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Li Dean Y officer: Executive VP & President, MRL 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Williams David Michael officer: EVP,Chief Info&Digital Officer MERCK & CO., INC. 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Lavizzo-mourey Risa J director GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Seidman Christine E director MERCK & CO., INC. 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Warden Kathy J director 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Craig Pamela director C/O ACCENTURE 161 N CLARK STREET CHICAGO IL 60601
Brun Leslie A director 435 DEVON PARK DRIVE 700 BUILDING WAYNE PA 19087

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