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Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK): Current price $40.86

Merck now agrees in principle with plaintiffs in settling two federal securities class-action lawsuits that are pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against Merck, Schering-Plough Corporation and certain current and previous officers and directors. Through the terms, which will have no impact on Merck’s 2013 results of operations, it will pay $215 million to resolve the securities class action against all of the Merck defendants and $473 million to settle the securities class action against all of the Schering-Plough defendants.

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