Merck KGaA will distribute 1,4 euros per share in the form of a dividend on May 3, 2024.
The May 1, 2024 is the ex-dividend date. So if you wish to receive Merck KGaA dividends, you must buy one day before this date.
Merck KGaA distributed 2.2 euros per share in the form of a dividend on May 4, 2023.
Merck KGaA, listed on the stock market in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Peru, Argentina, among others, using the stock exchange name MRK, began paying dividends in 2002, but it was not until 2008 that it made a firm commitment to this policy.
The amount has remained stable, with fixed and slightly increasing periods, being delivered in four parts, generally in the months of January, April, July and October, reaching an annual yield of approximately 2.83%.
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Payout Ratio Merck KGaA Dividends
Dividend calendar of Merck KGaA
This is the Dividend Calendar of Merck KGaA in 2023.
|Last trading date||April 30, 2024|
|Ex-Dividend (Ex-Date)||May 1, 2024|
|Record date||May 2, 2024|
|Date of payment||May 3, 2024|
Historical annual dividend yields of Merck KGaA
Dividend yield of Merck KGaA vs. the sector
Dividend yield history in Merck KGaA
Dividend history of Merck KGaA
In this table you can see the dividend history of Merck KGaA:
|2023||05/02/2023||2.2 €||2.2 €|
|2022||04/25/2022||1.85 €||1.85 €|
|2021||04/26/2021||1.4 €||1.4 €|
|2019||04/29/2019||1.25 €||1.25 €|
|2018||04/30/2018||1.25 €||1.25 €|
|2017||05/02/2017||1.2 €||1.2 €|
|2016||05/02/2016||1.05 €||1.05 €|
|2015||04/20/2015||1. €||1 €|
|2014||05/12/2014||0.95 €||0.95 €|
|2013||04/29/2013||0.85 €||0.85 €|
|2012||04/23/2012||0.75 €||0.75 €|
|2011||04/11/2011||0.625001 €||0.625001 €|
|2010||04/12/2010||0.5 €||0.5 €|
|2008||03/31/2008||1. €||1 €|
|2007||04/30/2007||0.075 €||0.075 €|
|2006||07/03/2006||0.418471 €||0.418471 €|
|2005||04/01/2005||0.098464 €||0.098464 €|
|2004||03/29/2004||0.393855 €||0.393855 €|
|2003||03/31/2003||0.492319 €||0.492319 €|
|2002||03/25/2002||0.467703 €||0.467703 €|
|2001||04/06/2001||0.443087 €||0.443087 €|
|2000||05/12/2000||0.418471 €||0.418471 €|
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Information about Merck KGaA
Merck KGaA, is an important multinational company specialized in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and chemicals, has its headquarters in Germany, being one of the oldest in the world and is known as Merk KGaA, which indicates that it is a limited stock company.
Its origins are associated with the acquisition of the Angel Pharmacy (Engel-Apotheke) in 1668 by Friedrich Jacob Merck, producing in 1827 chemical products, alkaloids and some plant extracts, which generated much success, allowing it to export its products to the United States some sixty years later, thus opening its first international subsidiary in New York, forming Merk & Co. in 1891.
Due to the consequences of World War I, it becomes an American company with rights within North America, operating in other countries under the name of Merck KGaA, or MSD Sharp & Dohme.
The company made a series of acquisitions highlighting the acquisition of Serono in 2006, thereby strengthening its market in Switzerland, obtaining strengths in the biotechnology industry, in 2010, meanwhile, they bought Millipore Corporation joining the chemical division of Merck and in 2014 that of the Sigma-Aldrich group, an important manufacturer of chemical components located mainly in the United States.
Its business areas are classified as follows:
- Health Division, specializing in Neurology and Immunology, Oncology, Fertility, Endocrinology and General Medicine.
- Life Sciences Division, focused on Clinical and Diagnostics, Emerging Biotechnologies, Environmental Analysis, Industrial Solutions, Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Production, Food and Beverage Solutions and Pharmaceutical Quality Control.
- High-performance materials, creating Automotive and Architectural Solutions, Displays, Effect Pigments, Cosmetics, Functional Technologies, Optoelectronics and Semiconductors.
Frequently asked questions about Merck KGaA dividends
Merck KGaA pays dividends on a Annual basis.
Merck KGaA is listed on the Bolsa de Fráncfort and is part of the DAX40.
Merck KGaA has the Ticker or stock code MRK.
Merck KGaA belongs to the Health Care sector and the Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.
The CEO of Merck KGaA in 2023 is Ms. Belen Garijo Lopez M.D..
At this moment, the value of a Merck KGaA share is 160.40€.
Merck KGaA does not have a growing dividend program. Dividends have not shown a steady growth in the last 5 years.