Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK) can pay dividend of $0.46 per share. As per press release, record date is 2016-09-15, the payment date is 2016-10-07, and the ex-dividend date is 2016-09-13. This dividend update was listed on 2016-07-26.
Volatility is a key consideration in portfolio management. It has to be dealt with, and dividends helps investors to reduce overall volatility. Equity prices are swinging down and up constantly, day-to-day and even on intra-day basis, subject to every small of news or change in analysts or investor sentiment. Dividends, however, change once a year, showing the actual performance of a firm, which doesn’t alter constantly. Dividends don’t witness anything close to the swings of share prices, and dividend-paying firms are generally less volatile too.
One of the most frequently used volatility actions is beta, which provides an indication of how thoroughly an investment trails a specified index. An equity with a beta of 1 follows an index, such as the NYSE Index, perfectly. If a beta value is higher than 1, it suggests that the investment witnesses more volatility compared to the index. A beta value coming below 1 suggests that the investment shows less volatility over the index.
In last year Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK) paid dividend of $0.46 per share as against payout of $0.46 a share in analogous quarter, suggesting a difference of 2.2599%.
The experts are foreseeing EPS of $0.98. Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has a price target of $66.23 in short-range. This is mean of the estimates issued by 13 analysts. The range shifts from $56 to $80. The standard deviation is $7.293 seeing the price reviews. With the technique of quarterly earnings season, the conflict of securities analysts’ assessments for revenues, earnings and firm performance inflates with each passing day.
For the period closed on 2015-12-31, Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK) reported EPS of $0.93. While for the quarter closing on 2016-09-30 EPS can be posted around 2016-10-25.
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