ADVFN - Advanced Financial Network.
HOME» NYSE » M » MRK Stock Price » MRK Stock News

Merck Share News

 Merck & Co., Stock Price
MRK Stock Price
 Merck & Co., Stock Chart
MRK Stock Chart
 Merck & Co., Stock News
MRK Stock News
 Merck & Co., Company Information
MRK Company Information
 Merck & Co., Stock Trades
MRK Stock Trades

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Rally, Dow Tops 13,000

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, reclaiming weekly gains and pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a nearly three-month high, as investors anticipated central-bank moves in Europe as well as by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Stocks hit session highs after Bloomberg News reported European Central Bank President Mario Draghi would hold talks with Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann in an attempt to remove the biggest obstacles to adopting new measures including bond purchases. "Between Draghi's comments and the GDP numbers today, we're bid up on prospects of monetary intervention," said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott. After a 229-point rise, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) was lately up 179.25 points, or 1.4%, to 13,065.89, its first intraday rise above 13,000 since May 8. Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) led the gains that included all but three of its 30 components. Merck shares rallied 3.8% after the pharmaceutical company's earnings topped forecasts. The S&P 500 index (SPX) added 23.03 points, or 1.7%, to 1,383.05, with health care and industrials the best performing of its 10 major industry sectors. Amgen Inc. (AMGN) gained 4.7% after the biotechnology company raised its 2012 outlook and reported second-quarter profit that exceeded analysts' estimates. The Nasdaq Composite (RIXF) gained 55.48 points, or 1.9%, to 2,948.71. Facebook Inc. (FB) shares slid 12% after the social-networking site offered little reassurance to investors concerned about its lofty valuation. For every stock declining, five gained on the New York Stock Exchange, where 491 million shares were exchanged as of 2:30 p.m. Eastern. Global equities gained after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said they were committed to keeping the euro area together. French newspaper Le Monde reported the European Central Bank was readying to purchase debt. The major stock indexes held gains after a gauge of consumer sentiment came in just above expectations, as did a separate report on U.S. economic growth in the second quarter. . Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires

Stock News for Merck (MRK)
DateTimeHeadline
05/23/201502:15:00MSD erhält positive Stellungnahme des CHMP zu Pembrolizumab...
05/22/201521:10:00MSD reçoit de la part du CHMP un avis favorable concernant le...
05/22/201507:12:00Merck Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab...
05/22/201507:12:00MSD Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Pembrolizumab for the...
05/20/201512:15:10What Is the S&P 500 Index?
05/18/201521:09:03The 30 Dow Jones Stocks
05/18/201512:18:57Endo to Buy Generics Maker Par Pharma for $8 Billion -- 4th Update
05/18/201511:05:26Endo to Buy Generics Maker Par Pharma for $8 Billion -- 3rd Update
05/18/201509:20:13Endo to Buy Par Pharma
05/18/201508:53:55Endo to Buy Generics Maker Par Pharma for $8 Billion -- 2nd Update
05/18/201508:00:00Merck to Present at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference
05/18/201507:44:29Endo to Buy Generics Maker Par Pharma for About $8 Billion...
05/17/201520:04:30M&A Fuels Fundraising
05/17/201509:05:022 Stocks With Jaw-Dropping Growth Potential
05/17/201508:04:02Big Pharma Stocks: Where to Invest Your Money Now
05/14/201509:04:02How a Strong Dollar Affects Pharmaceutical Stocks
05/13/201517:00:002015 ASCO Annual Meeting: New Data in 10 Different Cancers from...
05/12/201510:26:025 Largest Markets for Pharmaceuticals
05/11/201517:50:13Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
05/11/201513:34:59Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

Merck and other New York Stock Exchange stock quotes are delayed by at least 20 minutes.
All other stock price data is delayed by at least 15 minutes unless otherwise stated.
By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions
Contact Us | Copyright 1999-2007 ADVFN PLC. | Privacy Policy | Investment Warning | Data accreditations | Investor Relations

ADVFNADVFN ItalyADVFN GermanyADVFN FranceADVFN BrazilADVFN JapanADVFN UKADVFN US noad