Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) the Sole Standout on a Flatlining Dow: General Electric Company (GE), Bank of America Corp (BAC)

Pulling the index up
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) is up more than 3% so far today. Following news that it can continue its clinical trials of the cholesterol drug Vytorin, Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has gotten a solid boost. Sales of the drug had been declining over concerns about safety issues, so investors took the news as a sign that, so far, things are looking up for the drug and its producer. Though the best result would have been for the study to conclude due to a lack safety issues, this does bring the drug closer to market, where it can be used to treat heart-related problems like heart attacks, strokes, and other deadly conditions.

The article Merck the Sole Standout on a Flatlining Dow originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Jessica Alling.

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