Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

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The 4 Stocks That Weighed on Monday’s Market

December 15, 2014: Markets opened higher on Monday following a strong report on industrial production that was later describe as a catch-up phase from previous growth. But the big drag ...
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The 4 Stocks That Weighed on Tuesday’s Market

December 9, 2014: Markets opened lower on Tuesday following a sharp decline overnight in the Shanghai Composite after China’s central bank tightened up liquidity restrictions. A better than expected job ...
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After Big Cubist Buy, Are These 2 Stocks Next to Be Acquired?

Merck & Co. Inc.'s (NYSE: MRK) big jump into the antibiotic space with the purchase of Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST), sporting a 35% premium for shareholders, already has many ...
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Merck, Cubist Agree to $9.5 Billion Acquisition

Drug giant Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) and Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) have signed a definitive merger agreement under which Merck will acquire Cubist for $102 a share, or, ...
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Big News for Ebola Stocks

Monday may have started out as a fairly quiet news day for most stock sectors on a shortened week, but don't tell that to the Ebola drug stocks. NewLink Genetics Corp. (NASDAQ: ...
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Companies Spending the Most on R&D

For the third consecutive year, the company spending the most on research and development (R&D) was Germany’s Volkswagen. The automaker’s 2014 R&D spending will total $13.5 billion, just ahead of ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Weighed Down Friday’s Market

November 14, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Friday following a jump in U.S. consumer sentiment coupled with better-than-expected reports on eurozone GDP. Even oil is performing better today, likely due ...
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4 Top Pharmaceutical Companies Helping Combat Hepatitis C Near Epidemic

One sad trend that has exploded in the new millennium has been the increase in hepatitis C cases in the Unites States and around the world. One startling fact is ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Dominated the Market

October 30, 2014: Markets opened mixed again on Thursday with the DJIA opening higher on the strength of a big earnings beat by the index’s most influential component. The first ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Guided Markets to a Mixed Close

October 27, 2014: Markets opened lower on Monday as traders hit back at Brazilian voters who re-elected Dilma Rousseff as the country’s leader. Also, over the weekend the European Central ...
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Merck Earnings Look Very Mixed in Major Restructuring

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) reported its third-quarter results Monday morning as $0.90 in earnings per share and $10.6 billion in revenue. That was against Thomson Reuters consensus earnings ...
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Pfizer Stock Buyback Plan Just Too Large to Ignore — It Is on Viagra

A Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) press release on Thursday evening was honestly given the wrong title by the company's investor relations department. The new release titled "Pfizer Declares 26-Cent Fourth-Quarter ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks Sank the Market

October 13, 2014: Markets opened lower on Monday, a holiday for all but the equity markets. There was no economic news of note, with reports of a railroad merger and ...
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Short Sellers Getting Smart in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the September 30 settlement date is out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dominated the Market

October 8, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Wednesday with virtually no economic data and little other news until the release of the last FOMC meeting minutes. That perked up the ...
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