Merck & Co Inc

Merck & Co Inc MRK

Dividend Summary

The next Merck & Co Inc dividend is expected to go ex in 2 months and to be paid in 2 months.
The previous Merck & Co Inc dividend was 61c and it went ex 1 month ago and it was paid 19 days ago.
There are typically 4 dividends per year (excluding specials), and the dividend cover is approximately 2.3.

Latest Dividends
Summary Previous dividend Next dividend
Status Paid Forecast
Type Quarterly Quarterly
Per share 61c Sign Up Required
Declaration date 28 Jul 2020 (Tue) 17 Nov 2020 (Tue)
Ex-div date 14 Sep 2020 (Mon) 14 Dec 2020 (Mon)
Pay date 07 Oct 2020 (Wed) 08 Jan 2021 (Fri)

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Forecast Accuracy
94%
Our premium tools have predicted Merck & Co Inc with 94% accuracy.
Dividend Yield Today
3.1%
The dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend payment by the prevailing share price
The table below shows the full dividend history for Merck & Co Inc
Status Type Decl. date Ex-div date Pay date Decl. Currency Forecast amount Decl. amount Accuracy
Forecast Quarterly 12 Nov 2024 13 Dec 2024 07 Jan 2025 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 23 Jul 2024 13 Sep 2024 07 Oct 2024 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 28 May 2024 14 Jun 2024 08 Jul 2024 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 23 Jan 2024 14 Mar 2024 05 Apr 2024 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 14 Nov 2023 14 Dec 2023 05 Jan 2024 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 25 Jul 2023 14 Sep 2023 06 Oct 2023 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 23 May 2023 14 Jun 2023 10 Jul 2023 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 24 Jan 2023 14 Mar 2023 10 Apr 2023 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 15 Nov 2022 14 Dec 2022 09 Jan 2023 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 26 Jul 2022 14 Sep 2022 07 Oct 2022 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 24 May 2022 14 Jun 2022 08 Jul 2022 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 25 Jan 2022 14 Mar 2022 07 Apr 2022 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 16 Nov 2021 14 Dec 2021 07 Jan 2022 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 27 Jul 2021 14 Sep 2021 07 Oct 2021 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 25 May 2021 14 Jun 2021 08 Jul 2021 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 26 Jan 2021 12 Mar 2021 08 Apr 2021 USD Sign up
Forecast Quarterly 17 Nov 2020 14 Dec 2020 08 Jan 2021 USD Sign up
Paid Quarterly 28 Jul 2020 14 Sep 2020 07 Oct 2020 USD 61c 61c 😄
Paid Quarterly 26 May 2020 12 Jun 2020 07 Jul 2020 USD 61c 61c 😄
Paid Quarterly 28 Jan 2020 13 Mar 2020 07 Apr 2020 USD 58c 61c 😊
Paid Quarterly 19 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019 08 Jan 2020 USD 58c 61c 😊
Paid Quarterly 23 Jul 2019 13 Sep 2019 07 Oct 2019 USD 55c 55c 😄
Paid Quarterly 28 May 2019 14 Jun 2019 08 Jul 2019 USD 55c 55c 😄
Paid Quarterly 29 Jan 2019 14 Mar 2019 05 Apr 2019 USD 55c 55c 😄
Paid Quarterly 25 Oct 2018 14 Dec 2018 08 Jan 2019 USD 49c 55c 😏
Paid Quarterly 24 Jul 2018 14 Sep 2018 05 Oct 2018 USD 48c 48c 😄
Paid Quarterly 22 May 2018 14 Jun 2018 09 Jul 2018 USD 48c 48c 😄
Paid Quarterly 23 Jan 2018 14 Mar 2018 06 Apr 2018 USD 48c 48c 😄
Paid Quarterly 28 Nov 2017 14 Dec 2017 08 Jan 2018 USD 48c 48c 😄
Paid Quarterly 25 Jul 2017 14 Sep 2017 06 Oct 2017 USD 47c 47c 😄
Paid Quarterly 23 May 2017 13 Jun 2017 10 Jul 2017 USD 47c 47c 😄
Paid Quarterly 28 Feb 2017 13 Mar 2017 07 Apr 2017 USD 47c
Paid Quarterly 22 Nov 2016 13 Dec 2016 09 Jan 2017 USD 47c
Paid Quarterly 26 Jul 2016 13 Sep 2016 07 Oct 2016 USD 46c 46c 😄
Paid Quarterly 24 May 2016 13 Jun 2016 08 Jul 2016 USD 46c
Paid Quarterly 23 Feb 2016 11 Mar 2016 07 Apr 2016 USD 46c
Paid Quarterly 24 Nov 2015 11 Dec 2015 08 Jan 2016 USD 46c
Paid Quarterly 22 Jul 2015 11 Sep 2015 07 Oct 2015 USD 45c
Paid Quarterly 26 May 2015 11 Jun 2015 08 Jul 2015 USD 45c
Paid Quarterly 24 Feb 2015 12 Mar 2015 08 Apr 2015 USD 45c
Paid Quarterly 25 Nov 2014 11 Dec 2014 08 Jan 2015 USD 45c
Paid Quarterly 23 Jul 2014 11 Sep 2014 07 Oct 2014 USD 44c
Paid Quarterly 27 May 2014 12 Jun 2014 08 Jul 2014 USD 44c
Paid Quarterly 25 Feb 2014 13 Mar 2014 07 Apr 2014 USD 44c
Paid Quarterly 26 Nov 2013 12 Dec 2013 08 Jan 2014 USD 44c
Paid Quarterly 24 Jul 2013 12 Sep 2013 07 Oct 2013 USD 43c
Paid Quarterly 28 May 2013 13 Jun 2013 08 Jul 2013 USD 43c
Paid Quarterly 26 Feb 2013 13 Mar 2013 05 Apr 2013 USD 43c
Paid Quarterly 27 Nov 2012 13 Dec 2012 08 Jan 2013 USD 43c
Paid Quarterly 13 Sep 2012 05 Oct 2012 USD 42c
Paid Quarterly 13 Jun 2012 09 Jul 2012 USD 42c
Paid Quarterly 13 Mar 2012 06 Apr 2012 USD 42c
Paid Quarterly 13 Dec 2011 09 Jan 2012 USD 42c
Paid Quarterly 13 Sep 2011 07 Oct 2011 USD 38c
Paid Quarterly 13 Jun 2011 08 Jul 2011 USD 38c
Paid Quarterly 11 Mar 2011 07 Apr 2011 USD 38c
Paid Quarterly 13 Dec 2010 07 Jan 2011 USD 38c
Paid Quarterly 13 Sep 2010 07 Oct 2010 USD 38c
Paid Quarterly 11 Jun 2010 08 Jul 2010 USD 38c
Paid Final 31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2009 USD 152c
Paid Final 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2008 USD 152c
Paid Final 31 Dec 2007 31 Dec 2007 USD 152c
Paid Final 31 Dec 2006 31 Dec 2006 USD 152c
Year Amount Change
2006 152.0c
2007 152.0c
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0%
2008 152.0c
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0%
2009 152.0c
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0%
2010 114.0c
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-25.0%
2011 156.0c
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36.8%
2012 169.0c
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8.3%
2013 173.0c
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2.4%
2014 177.0c
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2.3%
2015 181.0c
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2.3%
2016 185.0c
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2.2%
2017 189.0c
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2.2%
2018 199.0c
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5.3%
2019 226.0c
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13.6%
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Merck & Co Inc Optimized Dividend Chart

The chart below shows the optimized dividends for this security over a rolling 12-month period.
Dividend Yield Today
3.1%
Optimized Yield
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52 Week High
4.8% on 12 March 2020
52 Week Low
2.6% on 20 December 2019
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About Merck & Co Inc

Merck & Co, is a leading global research-driven pharmaceutical products and services company. The company discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve human and animal health, directly and through its joint ventures. Its products, generally sold by prescription, include therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders and animal health supplies. The companys products are sold, primarily, to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies and managed healthcare providers, such as health maintenance organisations and other institutions. In 1917 the U.S. subsidiary Merck & Co. was expropriated from the German parent and has been an independent company ever since.

Merck & Co has had a very steady dividend for some years and has started to increase it slightly in recent years.

Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Country
United States
Share Price
$79.83 (yesterday's closing price)
Shares in Issue
3,046 million
Market Cap
$243.1bn
Dividend Cover
How many times is the dividend covered by company income. A cover of 1 means all income is paid out in dividends
2.3
CADI
The Consecutive Annual Dividend Increases - the number of years this company has been increasing its dividends
9
Market Indices
S&P Global 100, S&P 100, Dow Jones 30, S&P 500
Dividend History URL
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Financial Calendar URL
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Home Page URL
https://www.merck.com/index.html
Investor Relations URL
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