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Merck & Co. , Inc. Company Snapshot
Merck & Co. , Inc. operates in the Pharmaceutical preparations sector. In addition to historical fundamental analyses, the complete report available to purchase compares Merck & Co. with three other companies in this sector in the United States: Sanofi S.A. (2016 sales of $38.31 billion of which 84% was Pharmaceuticals), Novartis AG ($49.39 billion of which 66% was Innovative Medicines), and GlaxoSmithKline plc ($37.50 billion of which 58% was Pharmaceuticals).

Sales Analysis. Merck & Co. reported sales of $39.81 billion for the year ending December of 2016. This represents a very small increase of 0.8% versus 2015, when the company's sales were $39.50 billion. Despite this increase, sales are still below the level achieved in 2014, when Merck & Co. reported sales of $42.24 billion. Sales of All Other saw an increase that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up 5.5% in 2016, from $3.66 billion to $3.86 billion. Merck & Co. also saw significant increases in sales in Merck Pharmaceutical (up 1.1% to $35.15 billion) . Not all segments of Merck & Co. experienced an increase in sales in 2016: sales of Unallocated fell 24.9% to $794.00 million. (However, this segment's sales were only a very small portion of the company's overall sales).
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Merck & Co. , Inc.
  Stock Performance Chart for Merck & Co. , Inc.
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (1/12/2018): 58.66
(Figures in U.S. Dollars)
1 Week 2.9%   13 Weeks 4.3%  
4 Weeks -7.5%   52 Weeks -5.9%  
Merck & Co. , Inc. Key Data:
  Ticker: MRK Country: United States
  Exchanges: NYSE FRA LON MXK PAR LIM Major Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
    Sub Industry: Pharmaceutical Preparations
  2016 Sales 39,807,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2017).
Employees: 68,000
  Currency: U.S. Dollars Market Cap: 159,930,907,035
  Fiscal Yr Ends: December Shares Outstanding: 2,726,404,825
  Share Type: COMMON Closely Held Shares: 1,220,828
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