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Two Top Stocks to Keep an Eye on: Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)

The shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) started off the last trading session with the price of $14.66 while closing the day with the price of $14.65. The shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) Rise 0.48% with the Loss of -0.01 points.

The shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) traded with the day volume of 7.13 Million shares whereas its average trading volume is 9.96 Million.

While analyzing the past performance of the stock we can see that the shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) Loss -2.53% in the last week while rising 7.33% in the last month. Past quarter performance shows the red light with -12.59%. The semi-annual and annual performance shows -6.75% and -12.17% respectively.

Some critical values of the shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) to be discussed here are: the beta which shows the value at -0.35 while Average True Range of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) demonstrate the value at 0.29. The weekly and monthly volatility of the shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) are indicated at 1.52% and 1.85%. Also to discuss here is the Relative Strength Index or RSI which is depicted at 55.72.

While studying the financial position of the shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), we can see that the Market capitalization of the company is at 17.2 Billion. The shares outstanding for the company is 1.17 Billion and the shares float stands at 1.16 Billion. The income of the company stand at 2.18 Billion while the sales stand at 8.47 Billion.

Here are some critical ratios for a financial perspective: Earnings Per Share or EPS of the company stand at 1.87, Price to Earnings or P/E is at 7.85, Price to Sales P/S show the value of 2.03, the Return on Asset ROA stood at 0.085 and the Return on Equity ROE depicted at 0.243 while Return on Investment ROI is at 0.095.


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

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) started its previous trading session at $57.3 and closed at $57.6 showing a Rise of 0.52 Percent.

The Company traded with an average Volume of 12.11 Million whereas, its Day Volume stood at 7.11 Million.

Looking at the performance of the stock, Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Gain 0.96% in the last week in its shares price and 2.24% in the last month. Quarterly performance shows a red of -9.69 Percent while Semi-Annual and Annual performances shows a -8.41 and -6.54 percent respectively.

Beta for Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) stands at 0.76 while the ATR (average true range) is at 0.74. The Stock’s Weekly and Monthly Volatility is 1.22% and 1.11% respectively showing a RSI value of 64.25.

While studying the financial position of the shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), we can see that the Market capitalization of the company is at 157.26 Billion. The shares outstanding for the company is 2.73 Billion and the shares float stands at 2.73 Billion.

The Company generated an income of 2.85 Billion and the sales of 39.8 Billion in the Trailing Twelve Months period.

While analyzing the stock from technical aspects, Diluted Earnings per share stands at $1.03 a share. P/E (price to earnings) and P/S (price to sales) values are 55.81 and 3.95 respectively.

The Return on Assets stands at 0.03, ROE shows a value of 0.072 and ROI for Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) is 0.064 as of Trailing Twelve Months period.

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