Merck (NYSE: MRK) Q1 ’23
The board of directors of Merck (NYSE: MRK) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.73 per common share, an increase of approximately 5.8% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.69.
For calendar year 2023, this marks the first dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. The average dividend increase was 5.8% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels.
For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor.
From the press release: “Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.73 per share of the company’s common stock for the first quarter of 2023. Payment will be made on Jan. 9, 2023, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec.15, 2022.” 1
About the company: “At Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than 130 years, we have brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world – and today, we are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in animals and people. We foster a diverse and inclusive global workforce and operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for all people and communities. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.” 1
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