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MRK Merck & Co Inc Dividend

Merck's latest quarterly dividend of $0.65 per share was on Sep 14, 2021 (ex-date). At an annualized rate of $2.6 per share, the stock yields 3.32%.

MRK next dividend date: Not announced

MRK
DPS
$2.6
Dividend yield
3.32%
Payout ratio
118.2%
Healthcare sector
Dividend yield
1.85%
Payout ratio
42.1%

Dividend yield

Merck's dividend yield of 3.32% is higher than the Healthcare sector, the industry and its peers average.

Dividend history

Merck has a history of paying dividends since 1995. Our records of MRK show that the company has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share marks an increase of 7% since twelve months ago. And with the price of the stock down by 1.9% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks an increase of 9%.

Recent dividends

Declared on Ex-date Payment date Amount Type
Jul 27, 2021 Sep 14, 2021 Oct 7, 2021 $0.65 normal
May 25, 2021 Jun 14, 2021 Jul 7, 2021 $0.65 normal
Jan 26, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Apr 7, 2021 $0.65 normal
Nov 17, 2020 Dec 14, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 $0.65 normal
Jul 28, 2020 Sep 14, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 $0.61 normal
May 26, 2020 Jun 12, 2020 Jul 7, 2020 $0.61 normal
Jan 28, 2020 Mar 13, 2020 Apr 7, 2020 $0.61 normal
Nov 19, 2019 Dec 13, 2019 Jan 8, 2020 $0.61 normal
Jul 23, 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Oct 7, 2019 $0.55 normal
May 28, 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Jul 8, 2019 $0.55 normal
Jan 29, 2019 Mar 14, 2019 Apr 5, 2019 $0.55 normal
Oct 25, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 Jan 8, 2019 $0.55 normal
Jul 24, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Oct 5, 2018 $0.48 normal
May 22, 2018 Jun 14, 2018 Jul 9, 2018 $0.48 normal
Jan 23, 2018 Mar 14, 2018 Apr 6, 2018 $0.48 normal
Nov 28, 2017 Dec 14, 2017 Jan 8, 2018 $0.48 normal
Jul 25, 2017 Sep 14, 2017 Oct 6, 2017 $0.47 normal
May 23, 2017 Jun 13, 2017 Jul 10, 2017 $0.47 normal
Feb 28, 2017 Mar 13, 2017 Apr 7, 2017 $0.47 normal
Nov 22, 2016 Dec 13, 2016 Jan 9, 2017 $0.47 normal
Jul 26, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 Oct 7, 2016 $0.46 normal
May 24, 2016 Jun 13, 2016 Jul 8, 2016 $0.46 normal
Feb 23, 2016 Mar 11, 2016 Apr 7, 2016 $0.46 normal
Nov 24, 2015 Dec 11, 2015 Jan 8, 2016 $0.46 normal
Jul 22, 2015 Sep 11, 2015 Oct 7, 2015 $0.45 normal
May 26, 2015 Jun 11, 2015 Jul 8, 2015 $0.45 normal

Dividend payouts

Payout ratio

Merck's payout ratio of 118.2% is above the Healthcare sector, the industry and its peers average.

Total amount of dividends paid per year (from cash flow)