Real-Time Trade to Focus: Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Merck & Co (MRK)

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Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE)

Stock’s Trading Stats:

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is trading down with a percentage change of -0.08% and is at $32.69 right now. The Company’s market capitalization stands at $201.18 Billion in the current trading Session whereas, its outstanding shares are 6.19 Billion.

Recent Press Release:

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) on April 28, 2016 declared a 30-cent second-quarter 2016 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable June 1, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 13, 2016. The second-quarter 2016 cash dividend will be the 310th successive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.

Preliminary results from the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held recently indicate that the company’s 11 director nominees were re-elected to one-year terms and that shareholders ratified the selection of KPMG LLP as Pfizer’s independent registered public accounting firm for the 2016 fiscal year. In addition, shareholders voted in support of the board-sponsored proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the company’s named executive officers.

In other voting, four shareholder proposals were not approved by the shareholders.

The final results are subject to verification by the independent election inspectors. The final results will be stated on a Form 8-K to be filed by Pfizer with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the next few days.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

Stock’s Trading Stats:

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) is surging 0.02% percent and is at $54.85 in the Real-Time trading session. The stock’s market capitalization stands at $149.47 Billion with outstanding shares of 2.77 Billion.

Recent Press Release:

Merck & Co., Inc (MRK) known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, on April 28, 2016 declared it is teaming up with Emmy® Award-winning actress Christina Applegate to educate the millions of Americans struggling with insomnia. An insomnia sufferer for much of her adult life, Applegate is sharing her personal experience to inspire others to learn more about how to get the sleep they need.

Applegate had talked to her doctor in the past, but only recently learned about the two systems in the brain that regulate sleep, and how a problem with the wake and sleep systems may contribute to insomnia. Now, she is encouraging others to visit WhySoAwake.com to get facts about insomnia and start a new dialogue with their health care providers about what might be keeping them awake.

The Role of the Sleep and Wake Systems in Insomnia

Scientific discoveries suggest that the brain has two systems – the wake and sleep systems. When the two systems function as they should, they complement each other, taking turns being in charge and sending signals at the right times. But that’s not always the case for some people. Science suggests that when insomnia occurs, your sleep signals may be telling your brain to sleep, but the wake signals in your brain may not be turning down like they should.