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Company: MERCK & CO. INC. (MRK)

This page shows only data up to the final business day of 2018.

Additional financial information for this company can be found at:
Total number of dividends paid: 168.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually0
Semi-annually0
Quarterly168
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January42
February0
March0
April42
May0
June1
July41
August0
September1
October41
November0
December0

Cancellations/Discontinuations/Omissions:

StatusNumber
Cancelled0
Discontinued0
Omitted0

Dividends per share by year:

Companies that declare a dividend late in one calendar year, might pay it early in the next calendar year.
This page will show both dividends declared per year, as well as dividends paid per year, in case the latter makes it look as if there was a freeze or a decrease.
The second column shows dividends declared per year.
The third column shows the increase in dividends declared from one year to the next.
The fourth column shows dividends paid per year.
The fifth column shows the increase in dividends paid from one year to the next.

The number in parentheses is the number of non-special dividends declared/paid during that period.

How do I determine the "bumpiness" of a company?
Mathematically, I use the standard deviation around the arithmetic mean of the dividend raise percentages.
I have devised a "bumpiness metric" which will tell at a glance how smooth or bumpy a company's dividend history has been.
For you math geeks, the bumpiness is the standard deviation rounded to the nearest integer.
The result is a whole number that tells you whether a company's dividend history has been smooth or teeth-rattling.

YearDividends declaredIncrease from previous yearDividends paidIncrease from previous yearCompound annual growth rate to 2018 fromBumpiness to 2018 fromMean to 2018 fromStandard deviation to 2018 from
1977$ 0.04306 (4)$ 0.03125 (3) 10.566% 1211.190%12.499
1978$ 0.04861 (4) 12.902%$ 0.04722 (4) 51.112% 9.706% 1110.192%10.922
1979$ 0.05555 (4) 14.280%$ 0.05278 (4) 11.757% 9.653% 1110.152%11.059
1980$ 0.06597 (4) 18.753%$ 0.06389 (4) 21.055% 9.368% 119.865%11.059
1981$ 0.07361 (4) 11.581%$ 0.07222 (4) 13.048% 9.271% 119.779%11.195
1982$ 0.07778 (4) 5.657%$ 0.07778 (4) 7.687% 9.315% 119.837%11.344
1983$ 0.07916 (4) 1.786%$ 0.07778 (4)NO CHANGE 9.593% 1110.118%11.380
1984$ 0.08472 (4) 7.018%$ 0.08333 (4) 7.144% 9.666% 1210.206%11.535
1985$ 0.09167 (4) 8.197%$ 0.08889 (4) 6.667% 9.758% 1210.313%11.692
1986$ 0.11111 (4) 21.214%$ 0.10556 (4) 18.752% 9.489% 1210.049%11.776
1987$ 0.15000 (4) 34.999%$ 0.13611 (4) 28.948% 8.912% 119.440%11.457
1988$ 0.23000 (4) 53.333%$ 0.21278 (4) 56.325% 7.608% 87.877%7.740
1989$ 0.28667 (4) 24.637%$ 0.27333 (4) 28.460% 6.953% 77.167%6.846
1990$ 0.33667 (4) 17.442%$ 0.31833 (4) 16.463% 6.628% 76.835%6.734
1991$ 0.39667 (4) 17.822%$ 0.38500 (4) 20.942% 6.132% 66.312%6.275
1992$ 0.48000 (4) 21.009%$ 0.46000 (4) 19.481% 5.649% 65.806%5.828
1993$ 0.53000 (4) 10.417%$ 0.51500 (4) 11.957% 5.405% 65.560%5.810
1994$ 0.58000 (4) 9.434%$ 0.57000 (4) 10.680% 5.190% 65.347%5.833
1995$ 0.64000 (4) 10.345%$ 0.62000 (4) 8.772% 5.037% 65.198%5.913
1996$ 0.74000 (4) 15.625%$ 0.71000 (4) 14.516% 4.626% 64.774%5.695
1997$ 0.87000 (4) 17.568%$ 0.84500 (4) 19.014% 3.986% 54.096%4.885
1998$ 0.99000 (4) 13.793%$ 0.94500 (4) 11.834% 3.608% 53.709%4.681
1999$ 1.12000 (4) 13.131%$ 1.10000 (4) 16.402% 2.975% 43.041%3.760
2000$ 1.26000 (4) 12.500%$ 1.21000 (4) 10.000% 2.598% 32.655%3.476
2001$ 1.38000 (4) 9.524%$ 1.37000 (4) 13.223% 2.005% 22.033%2.416
2002$ 1.42000 (4) 2.899%$ 1.41000 (4) 2.920% 1.948% 21.977%2.480
2003$ 1.46000 (4) 2.817%$ 1.45000 (4) 2.837% 1.889% 31.920%2.551
2004$ 1.50000 (4) 2.740%$ 1.49000 (4) 2.759% 1.828% 31.860%2.630
2005$ 1.52000 (4) 1.333%$ 1.52000 (4) 2.013% 1.813% 31.848%2.729
2006$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE 1.966% 32.002%2.786
2007$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.146% 32.184%2.840
2008$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.364% 32.403%2.890
2009$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.630% 32.670%2.927
2010$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.963% 33.004%2.938
2011$ 1.56000 (4) 2.632%$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE 3.394% 33.433%2.897
2012$ 1.69000 (4) 8.333%$ 1.68000 (4) 10.526% 2.250% 02.251%0.087
2013$ 1.73000 (4) 2.367%$ 1.72000 (4) 2.381% 2.224% 02.224%0.070
2014$ 1.77000 (4) 2.312%$ 1.76000 (4) 2.326% 2.199% 02.199%0.054
2015$ 1.81000 (4) 2.260%$ 1.80000 (4) 2.273% 2.175% 02.175%0.039
2016$ 1.85000 (4) 2.210%$ 1.84000 (4) 2.222% 2.151% 02.151%0.023
2017$ 1.89000 (4) 2.162%$ 1.88000 (4) 2.174% 2.128% 02.128%0.000
2018$ 1.99000 (4) 5.291%$ 1.92000 (4) 2.128%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 1.92000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$384.00
1.0%$192.00
1.5%$128.00
2.0%$ 96.00
2.5%$ 76.80
3.0%$ 64.00
3.5%$ 54.86
4.0%$ 48.00
4.5%$ 42.67
5.0%$ 38.40
5.5%$ 34.91
6.0%$ 32.00
6.5%$ 29.54
7.0%$ 27.43
7.5%$ 25.60
8.0%$ 24.00
8.5%$ 22.59
9.0%$ 21.33
9.5%$ 20.21
10.0%$ 19.20

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