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Stock Charts, Performance & Trend Analysis for MRK
Merck & Co., Inc.

Year-to-Date: -6.6%
This Week: 0.2%
MRK Stock Charts
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Year-to-Date (YTD) Return: -6.56%
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Long Term Trend: Deteriorating
Medium Term Trend: Deteriorating
Short Term Trend: Very Good
Overall Trend Score:
52 Out Of 100
Bottomline: Neutral Trend

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April 13, 2021 - The year-to-date (YTD) return or performance of Merck (MRK) is down -6.56% and is underperforming the overall stock market by -16.92%.

Recently, the weekly return of Merck (MRK) is up 0.16% but is underperforming the overall market by -0.15%.

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Although long and mid term trends for Merck & Co., Inc. are not good, the short term trends are improving.

The overall 12Stocks.com Smart Investing & Trading Score is 52 (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 45 and hence an improvement of trend. 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
MRK Recent Price: 76.43    
MarketCap: 206345.03 Millions
Day Percent Change: 0.28%
Day Change: 0.21
Week Change: 0.16%
Year-to-date Change: -6.56%
Weekly MRK Technical Chart

Daily MRK Technical Chart
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Short Term Trend Analysis for MRK
52 / 100
The current technical trend score is 52 in a scale where 0 is bearish and 100 is bullish.
The technical trend score from previous session is 45.
Trend score updated daily. Not to be used for investing.

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Compare MRK's Trend (52) with trends of related stocks
Johnson & Johnson 0
Novartis AG 25
Pfizer 100
Eli Lilly 18
Bristol-Myers 83
UnitedHealth 88
Abbott 57
Amgen 73
Medtronic 100
Thermo Fisher 64
Novo Nordisk 90
Gilead 25
CVS Health 44
Becton Dickinson 74
Cigna 76

The table below shows stocks similar to Merck & Co., Inc., i.e, from same subsector or sector along with year-to-date (-6.6% YTD), weekly (0.2%) & 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.
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TickerStock NameWatchlistCategoryRecent PriceSmart Investing & Trading Score
[0 to 100]
Change %Weekly Change%YTD Change%
JNJJohnson & Johnson Drugs159.480-1.34-1.11.33%
NVSNovartis AG Drugs86.6125-0.84-1.1-8.28%
MRKMerck  Drugs76.43520.280.2-6.56%
PFEPfizer  Drugs37.161000.511.50.95%
LLYEli Lilly Drugs182.53180.39-1.18.11%
BMYBristol-Myers  Drugs63.58831.421.62.50%
AZNAstraZeneca  Drugs49.1918-0.48-1.5-1.61%
ABBVAbbVie  Drugs108.2276-
SNYSanofi  Drugs50.1676-0.17-1.23.24%
GSKGlaxoSmithKline  Drugs36.0422-0.06-1.7-2.07%
ZTSZoetis  Drugs163.47900.592.3-1.23%
TAKTakeda  Drugs17.0018-0.87-1.5-6.59%
IDXXIDEXX  Drugs516.89902.072.83.40%
GRFSGrifols S.A Drugs17.84881.88-0.9-3.25%
TEVATeva  Drugs10.760-1.65-2.511.50%
ELANElanco Animal Drugs29.3976-0.03-1.2-4.17%
RDYDr. Reddy Drugs62.7166-4.77-1.9-12.04%
PRGOPerrigo  Drugs40.158-0.91-0.9-10.22%
CTLTCatalent  Drugs109.0440-0.31-0.24.78%
BHCBausch Health Drugs29.8131-0.47-3.243.32%
HZNPHorizon  Drugs91.73562.160.325.40%
CGCCanopy Growth Drugs27.85100.76-3.913.03%
QDELQuidel  Drugs129.30571.575.0-28.03%
NEOGNeogen  Drugs93.26952.190.817.60%
GWPHGW  Drugs218.00680.110.088.89%
UNHUnitedHealth  Insurance374.5088-0.47-0.56.79%
ABTAbbott  Instrument123.01571.631.812.35%
AMGNAmgen  Biotechnology250.15730.490.58.80%
MDTMedtronic  Instrument123.631001.511.35.54%
TMOThermo Fisher Health Services484.85641.861.34.09%
NVONovo Nordisk Biotechnology70.77901.890.91.32%
GILDGilead  Biotechnology64.89250.36-0.311.38%

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).
Key Technical Levels for MRK
 Short TermWeeklyLong Term
Resistance (Ceiling)76.677.9178.55
Support (Floor)75.9875.2871.72

Merck & Co., Inc.
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
SPY 0.28% 0.31% 10.36%
MRK 0.28% 0.16% -6.56%

MRK Chart

S&P 500 (Market) Chart
Year to date returns, MRK is underperforming the market by -16.92%
This week, MRK is underperforming the market by -0.15%

Performance of Merck & Co., Inc. vs Health Care ETF RELATIVE PERFORMANCE OF
Merck & Co., Inc.
Health Care Sector
Let us compare apples to apples and compare performance of MRK with its sector ETF (contains basket of stocks of same sector) XLV [Health Care SPDR] ?
Symbol Day Change Week Change Year-to-Date Change
XLV 0.42 % 0.52 % 4.51 %
MRK 0.28% 0.16% -6.56%

MRK Chart

Health Care Chart
Year to date, MRK is underperforming Health Care sector by -11.07%
This week, MRK is underperforming Health Care sector by -0.36%

List Of ETF Funds Related To Merck & Co., Inc.

The table below shows ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) similar to Merck & Co., Inc., i.e, from same sector along with year-to-date (YTD), weekly & daily performaces for comparison. Usually, ETFs and associated stocks from similar sector tend to move together but companies that have innovative products, services or good management tend to outperform. Move mouse or cursor over ETF symbol to view short-term technical chart and over ETF name to view long term chart. Click on to add ETF symbol to your watchlist and to view watchlist.
TickerStock NameWatchlistCategoryRecent PriceChange %Weekly Change%YTD Change%
RXLProShares Ultra HealthCare  Health Care82.441.551.448.92%
PPHPharmaceutical HOLDRs Health Care68.150.00-0.322.53%
BBHBiotech HOLDRs Health Care175.450.00-0.833.39%
RXDProShares UltraShort HealthCare  Health Care8.52-1.48-1.48-10.7%
XLVHealth Care SPDR Health Care118.560.420.524.51%
IXJiShares Global Healthcare  Health Care78.320.460.382.45%
IHFiShares U. S. Healthcare Providers Health Care252.95-0.14-0.077.79%
IBBiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Health Care149.131.800.27-1.56%
XBISPDR Biotech Health Care128.911.46-0.56-8.43%
PBEPowerShares Biotech  Health Care73.631.780.954.99%
IYHiShares US Healthcare Health Care256.910.690.794.47%
FBTFT Biotech Index Fund Health Care158.920.790.05-5.4%
VHTVanguard Health Care VIPERS Health Care232.260.800.793.81%
PJPPowerShares Pharmaceuticals Health Care78.230.57-0.069.57%
IHIiShares U.S. Medical Devices Health Care346.601.851.665.9%
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