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Scottsdale, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/04/2013 -- Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) shares slipped after it’s reported its 4th quarter results. Its profit fell 7%. On the other hand, Merck's quarterly and full-year 2012 results beat analysts' expectations. Fourth-quarter sales dropped 4.5% to $11.74 billion, with undesirable foreign exchange subsidizing 2 percentage points of the fall. For the fourth quarter, Merck grossed $1.40 billion, or 46 cents a share, contrasted with $1.51 billion, or 49 cents a share, a year earlier.
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) went down -3.28% and closed at $41.38 in the last trading session with the overall traded volume of 37.69 million shares. MRK has market cap of 127.17 billion and its beta value stands at 0.32 times.
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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) reported fourth quarter results and earned its second highest profit of $44.9 billion due to its refining division margin. The reported earnings represented an upsurge of 9 percent year-over-year. Exxon Mobil reported Earnings per Share of $2.20, rubbing out the consensus estimate of $2.00.
In the last trading session, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) jumped +0.08% to close at $90.04 and its total traded volume 15.70 million shares. Stock price 52 weeks high was $93.67 and 52 weeks low price was $77.13.
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National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) fourth quarter profit rose due to the revenue growth to its essential rig technology business. The company reported a fourth quarter net income of $668 million, or $1.56 per share, up +16% from $574 million, or $1.35 per share, a year prior. Total revenue for the quarter boosted to $5.69 billion from $4.26 billion in the same quarter of a previous year. Analysts were projecting revenue to come in at $5.30 billion.
In the last trading session, National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) fell 3.88% and closed at $71.26 with the total traded volume of 12.62 million shares.
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Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), the nation's largest meat company, reported Friday that its fiscal first-quarter net income surged 11%. For the three months ended Dec. 29, the company earned $173 million, or 48 cents per share. That's above from $156 million, or 42 cents per share, in the prior-year period.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) moved up +3.07% to close at $22.80 in the last trading session and its overall traded volume was 8.43 million.
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