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Institutional investors hold a majority ownership of MRK through the 75.93% of the outstanding shares that they control. This interest is also higher than at almost any other company in the Pharmaceuticals: Major industry. Last, during the quarter ended June 2015, these large investors purchased a net $3.1 million shares.
Mutual fund holders41.64%
Other institutional34.29%
Individual stakeholders0.08%

Largest Quarterly Institutional

Latest Institutional Activity

6/30/2015SANDERS CAPITAL LLC  Bought 9.0 Million shares of Merck
6/30/2015INDEPENDENT FRANCHISE PARTNERS L...  Bought 7.9 Million shares of Merck
6/30/2015MANNING & NAPIER ADVISORS LLC  Bought 5.9 Million shares of Merck

Top 10 Owners of Merck

Total value ($)Shares
bought / sold
Wellington Management Co. LLP6.08%171,642,61110,120,048,345+5,846,866+3.53%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.5.80%163,925,5059,665,047,775+1,365,691+0.84%
Capital Research & Management Co....5.40%152,621,6168,998,570,479-11,781,124-7.17%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.4.23%119,439,0007,042,123,440-4,501,571-3.63%
BlackRock Fund Advisors4.00%112,966,2976,660,492,871-3,324,370-2.86%
Northern Trust Investments, Inc.1.45%40,927,6372,413,093,478-70,185-0.17%
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.1.08%30,444,8041,795,025,644-8,783,172-22.39%
JPMorgan Investment Management, I...0.91%25,675,7641,513,843,045-1,581,978-5.80%
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strau...0.91%25,641,1221,511,800,553+1,177,006+4.81%
Franklin Mutual Advisers LLC0.90%25,354,6421,494,909,692-64,851-0.26%

Top 10 Mutual Funds Holding Merck

Mutual fundStakeShares
Total value ($)Shares
bought / sold
American Funds Income Fund of Ame...1.77%50,113,6402,954,700,21400.00%
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index...1.77%49,947,0132,944,875,886-277,630-0.55%
Vanguard Health Care Fund1.62%45,748,4982,697,331,442+5,651,550+14.09%
American Funds Washington Mutual ...1.48%41,744,4002,461,249,824-4,693,000-10.11%
Vanguard 500 Index Fund1.16%32,642,5581,924,605,220+232,335+0.72%
Vanguard Institutional Index Fund1.07%30,230,3641,782,382,261+67,493+0.22%
Vanguard Wellington Fund1.03%29,076,3821,714,343,483+1,191,700+4.27%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF0.95%26,841,4761,582,573,425+732,944+2.81%
American Funds American Balanced ...0.75%21,215,0001,250,836,400-1,775,000-7.72%
Government Pension Fund - Global ...0.74%20,953,5591,235,421,839+257,840+1.25%