With close to $20 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Merck is one key acquisition away from turning its fortunes around.
The drug giant calms worries about its ability to innovate following its spinoff of Zoetis earlier this year.
JNJ's strong dividend yield of 2.9 percent and its attractive balance means investors won't die in waiting room.
Look past the disappointments to find the value this season.
The company, which reports earnings Tuesday, needs to show better diversification and operational improvements.
The financial sector will be well represented, with quarterly reports due from the likes of Goldman Sachs and American Express, as well as the tech sector.
Tuesday marks the first open day of the much-anticipated exchanges that were created as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
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