Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK)

Merck & Co. Inc. – US pharmaceutical company offers products for the maintenance of human and animal health in the United States and around the world. Included in the seven major global pharmaceutical company by market capitalization and revenue. Outside the US and Canada, the company is known as Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) The headquarters is located in Whitehouse Station, Redington, New Jersey (USA). The company was founded in 1891 as the German office of the company known by the name of Merck KGaA. In 1917, during the First World War, Merck & Co was confiscated by the US government, and then validated in an independent American company. In the market the company’s shares are traded since 1970. Pharmaceutical companies business includes the development and manufacture of prescription or licensed, pharmaceuticals, generics medicines (generics) and preparations for the free retail. In November 2009, the company Merk announced a merger with rival Schering-Plough. The deal was valued at 41 billion dollars.

In 2016, drug maker expects to receive revenue in the range of $ 38.7 billion to $ 40.2 billion, the upper limit of which coincides with mean forecast analitikov.Chistaya Merck profit in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $ 976 million.