Merck KGaA (FRA:MRK) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-four research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Thirteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is €109.43 ($128.75).

MRK has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Nord/LB reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Merck KGaA in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Oddo Bhf set a €125.00 ($147.06) price objective on Merck KGaA and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Morgan Stanley set a €103.00 ($121.18) price objective on Merck KGaA and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Credit Suisse Group set a €106.00 ($124.71) price objective on Merck KGaA and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a €105.00 ($123.53) price objective on Merck KGaA and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th.

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Shares of Merck KGaA (MRK) opened at 95.50 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average of €95.16 and a 200-day moving average of €101.72. Merck KGaA has a 1-year low of €89.00 and a 1-year high of €115.00. The firm has a market cap of €41.52 billion and a PE ratio of 24.90.

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