Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Thursday.

AMGN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Robert W. Baird reissued a neutral rating and set a $165.00 target price on shares of Amgen in a research report on Friday, March 17th. Mizuho set a $195.00 target price on shares of Amgen and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 16th. Deutsche Bank AG started coverage on shares of Amgen in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. They set a hold rating and a $172.00 target price on the stock. Cowen and Company reissued a buy rating and set a $209.00 target price on shares of Amgen in a research report on Friday, March 17th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut their target price on shares of Amgen from $208.00 to $202.00 and set a conviction-buy rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and three have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $185.65.

Amgen (AMGN) opened at 173.32 on Thursday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $162.22 and its 200 day moving average is $162.64. Amgen has a 12 month low of $133.64 and a 12 month high of $184.21. The stock has a market cap of $127.46 billion, a PE ratio of 16.46 and a beta of 1.36.

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The medical research company reported $3.15 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.00 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $5.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.60 billion. Amgen had a net margin of 34.42% and a return on equity of 29.37%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.90 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Amgen will post $12.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other Amgen news, SVP Cynthia M. Patton sold 2,922 shares of Amgen stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $154.40, for a total transaction of $451,156.80. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 24,214 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,738,641.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Glenview Trust Co purchased a new position in Amgen during the fourth quarter valued at $882,000. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Amgen by 11.3% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 40,789,786 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $5,963,875,000 after buying an additional 4,144,154 shares during the last quarter. Hunter Associates Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Amgen by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. Hunter Associates Investment Management LLC now owns 61,803 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $9,036,000 after buying an additional 1,475 shares during the last quarter. CWA Asset Management Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Amgen by 91.7% in the fourth quarter. CWA Asset Management Group LLC now owns 8,501 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $1,243,000 after buying an additional 4,067 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Coho Partners Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Amgen by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Coho Partners Ltd. now owns 789,328 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $115,408,000 after buying an additional 16,833 shares during the last quarter. 78.83% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Amgen Company Profile

Amgen Inc is a biotechnology company. The Company discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers various human therapeutics. It operates in human therapeutics segment. Its marketed products portfolio includes Neulasta (pegfilgrastim); erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), such as Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) and EPOGEN (epoetin alfa); Sensipar/Mimpara (cinacalcet); XGEVA (denosumab); Prolia (denosumab); NEUPOGEN (filgrastim), and other marketed products, such as KYPROLIS (carfilzomib), Vectibix (panitumumab), Nplate (romiplostim), Repatha (evolocumab), BLINCYTO (blinatumomab), IMLYGIC (talimogene laherparepvec) and Corlanor (ivabradine).

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