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March 19, 2019 - The year-to-date (YTD) return or performance of Merck (MRK) is up 6.35% but is underperforming the overall stock market by -8.05%.
Recently, the weekly return of Merck (MRK) is down -0.38% and is underperforming the overall market by -1.07%.
Although long term trend for Merck & Co., Inc. looks good, the mid term and short term trends are faltering.
The overall 12Stocks.com Smart Investing & Trading Score is 53 (measures stock trend from 0-bearish to 100-bullish) which puts MRK in short term neutral trend.
The Smart Investing & Trading Score from previous trading session is 76 and a deterioration of trend continues. Scroll down for key technical charts, support & resistance levels and analysis for Merck.
|Stock Analysis for MRK|
|Name: Merck & Co., Inc.|
|Sector: Health Care|
|SubSector: Drug Manufacturers - Major|
|In A Glance|
Merck (MRK) Stock Performance and Technical Trend Chart View
|Weekly MRK Technical Chart|
Daily MRK Technical Chart
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Short Term Trend Analysis for MRK
|53 / 100|
|The current technical trend score is 53 in a scale where 0 is bearish and 100 is bullish.|
|The technical trend score from previous session is 53.|
|Trend score updated daily. Not to be used for investing.|
Technical Levels: For the trading inclined, the following are the key levels of resistance (ceiling) and support (floor) for MRK. Ceiling and floor levels are stock prices at which the stock trend gets resistance or support respectively. Stocks & their trends tend to pause at these levels and hence traders have an eye on them.
Long term levels are more important. Stocks that have broken thru their resistance or support levels convincingly tend to have stronger trends (confirm with charts above visually).
|The table below shows stocks similar to Merck & Co., Inc., i.e, from same subsector or sector along with year-to-date (6.4% YTD), weekly (-0.4%) & daily performaces for comparison. Usually, stocks from similar sector tend to move together but companies that have innovative products, services or good management tend to outperform. Compare 12Stocks.com Smart Investing & Trading Scores to see which stocks in this sector are trending better currently. Click on ticker or stock name for detailed view (place cursor on ticker or stock name to view charts quickly). Click on to add stock symbol to your watchlist and to view watchlist.|
|Ticker||Stock Name||Watchlist||Category||Recent Price||Smart Investing & Trading Score |
[0 to 100]
|Change %||Weekly Change%||YTD Change%|
|JNJ||Johnson & Johnson||Drugs||137.72||68||0.40||0.1||6.72%|
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|Relative performance of Merck & Co., Inc. Compared to Overall Market|
|How is MRK faring versus the market [S&P 500] ? Is it lagging or leading ? How is its relative performance ?|
|Symbol||Day Change||Week Change||Year-to-Date Change|
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|Year to date returns, MRK is underperforming the market by -8.05%|
|This week, MRK is underperforming the market by -1.07%|
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|Ticker||Stock Name||Watchlist||Category||Recent Price||Change %||Weekly Change%||YTD Change%|
|RXL||ProShares Ultra HealthCare||Health Care||105.99||0.74||0.57||16.58%|
|PPH||Pharmaceutical HOLDRs||Health Care||61.09||0.56||0.94||10.93%|
|BBH||Biotech HOLDRs||Health Care||130.93||0.33||-0.31||17.75%|
|RXD||ProShares UltraShort HealthCare||Health Care||21.84||-0.48||-0.42||-15.09%|
|XLV||Health Care SPDR||Health Care||92.10||0.27||0.12||6.46%|
|IXJ||iShares Global Healthcare||Health Care||61.49||0.41||0.23||8.54%|
|IHF||iShares U. S. Healthcare Providers||Health Care||175.43||0.63||1.79||6.2%|
|IBB||iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology||Health Care||113.89||-0.03||-0.27||18.11%|
|XBI||SPDR Biotech||Health Care||91.32||-0.26||0.05||27.28%|
|PBE||PowerShares Biotech||Health Care||55.83||0.36||0.25||18.61%|
|IYH||iShares US Healthcare||Health Care||195.32||0.31||0.18||8.02%|
|FBT||FT Biotech Index Fund||Health Care||151.86||0.45||0.26||22.3%|
|VHT||Vanguard Health Care VIPERS||Health Care||174.87||0.43||0.32||8.88%|
|PJP||PowerShares Pharmaceuticals||Health Care||66.69||0.57||0.66||6.96%|
|IHI||iShares U.S. Medical Devices||Health Care||228.81||0.02||-0.8||14.51%|
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