Amgen’s (NASDAQ:AMGN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Mizuho

Mizuho reiterated their buy rating on shares of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) in a report issued on Friday, October 6th. They currently have a $198.00 price objective on the medical research company’s stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the company. Morgan Stanley reissued an overweight rating and set a $196.00 price target (up from $189.00) on shares of Amgen in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Cann reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $203.00 price objective on shares of Amgen in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Bank of America Corporation raised their price objective on Amgen to $210.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a neutral rating and issued a $186.00 price target (up from $177.00) on shares of Amgen in a report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a buy rating and issued a $200.00 price target on shares of Amgen in a report on Monday, September 25th. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $189.99.

Amgen (NASDAQ AMGN) opened at 186.28 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $135.92 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.97 and a beta of 1.36. Amgen has a 52 week low of $133.64 and a 52 week high of $191.10. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $184.68 and its 200 day moving average price is $171.37.

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The medical research company reported $3.27 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.11 by $0.16. Amgen had a return on equity of 29.85% and a net margin of 35.46%. The company had revenue of $5.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.67 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.84 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Amgen will post $12.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other Amgen news, EVP Sean E. Harper sold 1,525 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $185.95, for a total transaction of $283,573.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.19% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of AMGN. Waldron LP purchased a new stake in Amgen during the 1st quarter worth approximately $444,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Amgen by 81.0% during the 1st quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 4,770 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $784,000 after buying an additional 2,135 shares in the last quarter. Meritage Portfolio Management increased its stake in Amgen by 0.5% during the 1st quarter. Meritage Portfolio Management now owns 45,730 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $7,503,000 after buying an additional 230 shares in the last quarter. NBT Bank N A NY increased its stake in Amgen by 19.9% during the 1st quarter. NBT Bank N A NY now owns 5,565 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $913,000 after buying an additional 925 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mycio Wealth Partners LLC increased its stake in Amgen by 6.9% during the 1st quarter. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC now owns 5,594 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $918,000 after buying an additional 363 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.08% of the company’s stock.

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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