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MRK - Merck & Company, Inc.
 Amount Invested  Date
 # of Shares
Purchased
 # of Shares on
12-30-16
 Stock Price on
12-30-16
Total Value on
12-30-16
 
 $5,000
 1-2-1975
     74.3494
9228.9613
 $58.87
 * $543,308.95
 
 $5,000
 1-2-1980
70.6714
7729.5222
 $58.87
 * $455,036.97
 
 $5,000
 1-2-1985
53.6913
4975.8674
 $58.87
 * $292,929.31
 
 $5,000
 1-2-1990
63.5930
876.1935
 $58.87
*  $51,581.51
 
 $5,000
 1-3-1995
130.7190
57.7908
 $58.87
$31,071.04
 
 $5,000
 1-3-2000
73.9372
135.5539
 $58.87
  *  $7,980.06
 
 $5,000
 1-3-2005
159.9488
257.7720
 $58.87
  $15,175.04
 
 $5,000
 1-4-2010
135.0986
175.2960
 $58.87
  $10,319.68
 
 $5,000
 1-2-2015
87.4279
93.2751
 $58.87
  $5,491.11
When calculating the total return for Merck Company, the additional value from the Medco Health spinoff should be included.  Merck has produced some steady returns over most investment time periods.  The beginning of 2000 would have been the worst time to invest as Merck was trading at its all time high (adjusted for splits), over $90 a share.  However, even this investment would have produced a positive return when factoring in the Medco spinoff.  Although an investment 5 years later in 2005 would have resulted in a much better return than the 2000 investment.
*In August 2003, Medco Health Solutions was spun off Merck Company.
*In 2012, Medco was purchased by Express Scripts for $28.80 in cash and .81 ESRX shares.

1975 Investment: Additional $94,990.36 in Medco Health not included in total value.
1980 Investment: Additional $79,557.17 in Medco Health not included in total value.
1985 Investment: Additional $51,214.80 in Medco Health not included in total value.
1990 Investment: Additional   $9,018.34 in Medco Health not included in total value.
1995 Investment: Additional   $5,432.36 in Medco Health not included in total value.
2000 Investment: Additional   $1,395.21 in Medco Health not included in total value.
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