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

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Merck Is Top DJIA Stock in 2015

Among the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) was among the top performers in 2014, up about 14%, nearly double ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Pfizer in 2015

Last year was another great one for a bull market that is nearly six years old. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index rose ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Merck in 2015

The bull market is almost six years old, and the market gains in 2014 took the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index up 11.4%. While ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Johnson & Johnson in 2015

The bull market is almost six years old now, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index rose 11.4% in 2014. While those index ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the DJIA on Wednesday

January 7, 2015: Markets opened higher on Wednesday after ADP and TrimTab reports on unemployment came in a shade above expectations. The U.S. trade balance improved in November primarily on ...
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5 Top Dividend Yielding Stocks on UBS’s First 2015 Equity Focus List

With 2015 off to a rough start, many equity investors may still be trying to decide how to shape and design their portfolio after a strong, almost six-year rally. One ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Akamai, Carnival, Chevron, Pollo Loco, Ford, F5, Lululemon, Starbucks and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Monday as most investors and market participants were returning to work from the holidays. The one trend that could be counted on in 2014 was ...
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5 Top Pharmaceutical Stock Picks for 2015

After an outstanding 2014, the health care sector could be primed for yet another solid performance in 2015. While many analysts on Wall Street are very positive on the group, ...
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Great Dividends: Meet the Preliminary 2015 Dogs of the Dow

It is coming up on the end of the year, and the stock market is nearing its sixth year of the bull market. With investors loving dividends so much, 24/7 ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Top Health Care Stock Picks for 2015

Merrill Lynch released its report looking forward to 2015 and which stocks it believes will outperform in the health care sector. In 2014, many of these same companies had very ...
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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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