Why Merck Is Poised to Outperform
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Merck and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Whitehouse Station, N.J. (1891)
Chairman/CEO Kenneth Frazier
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$18.1 billion / $19.6 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 2,883 members who have rated Merck believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Januvia and Janumet are poised to explode with the diabetes market. Suvorexant and odanacatib both look good, and keeping all its divisions together (rather than spinning them off a la Abbott and Pfizer) should allow Merck to capitalize on growth segments. This company's done well in compensating for Singulair's loss.
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For nearly 100 years, Merck's cutting-edge research has led to a number of medical breakthroughs. Today, however, this pharma stalwart is staring down a steep patent cliff and facing generic competition for its top-selling drug. Will Merck crumble under its own weight, or will it continue to pay dividends to investors for another century? To find out if this pharma giant has the stamina to keep its Bunsen burners alight, grab your copy of our brand new premium research report today. Our senior biotech analyst Brian Orelli, Ph.D., walks you through both the opportunities and threats facing Merck, and the report comes with a full 12 months of updates. Claim your copy now by clicking here.
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