Citizens Financial Group Inc RI decreased its position in shares of Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 1.1% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,631 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 724 shares during the quarter. Amgen comprises 1.2% of Citizens Financial Group Inc RI’s holdings, making the stock its 21st largest holding. Citizens Financial Group Inc RI’s holdings in Amgen were worth $13,165,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its holdings in Amgen by 20,103.6% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 31,424,215 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 31,268,677 shares in the last quarter. Capital International Investors grew its holdings in Amgen by 301.4% during the third quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 11,093,182 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $2,299,506,000 after buying an additional 8,329,861 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors bought a new stake in Amgen during the third quarter worth $952,900,000. FMR LLC grew its holdings in Amgen by 4.4% during the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 35,823,268 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $7,425,805,000 after buying an additional 1,505,266 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Amgen by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 46,127,396 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $8,979,621,000 after purchasing an additional 906,568 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.18% of the company’s stock.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Mizuho set a $208.00 price target on Amgen and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 12th. Zacks Investment Research cut Amgen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a price target on shares of Amgen in a research report on Monday, January 14th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $234.00 price target on shares of Amgen in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Amgen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 20th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $209.11.
NASDAQ AMGN traded down $5.00 during trading on Friday, reaching $177.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,266,592 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,669,918. The firm has a market capitalization of $109.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.32, a P/E/G ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a quick ratio of 2.57, a current ratio of 2.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.36. Amgen, Inc. has a one year low of $165.22 and a one year high of $210.19.
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 29th. The medical research company reported $3.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.26 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $6.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.88 billion. Amgen had a return on equity of 66.74% and a net margin of 35.35%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.89 EPS. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Amgen, Inc. will post 13.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $1.45 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. This represents a $5.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.27%. Amgen’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.28%.
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Amgen Company Profile
Amgen Inc discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, and neuroscience. The company's products include Enbrel to treat plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis; Neulasta, a pegylated protein to treat cancer patients; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Aranesp to treat anemia; Xgeva for skeletal-related events prevention; Sensipar/Mimpara products to treat sHPT in chronic kidney disease; and EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells.
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