Amgen, Inc. (AMGN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.

Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a $189.00 price objective on the medical research company’s stock.

Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Argus set a $195.00 price target on shares of Amgen and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Saturday, February 11th. Mizuho set a $195.00 price objective on shares of Amgen and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 10th. Vetr lowered shares of Amgen from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating and set a $178.82 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, April 3rd. Chardan Capital raised shares of Amgen from a sell rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Amgen from $197.00 to $202.00 and gave the company a positive rating in a research report on Friday, February 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $186.94.

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) traded down 1.01% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $160.41. 2,906,823 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $118.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.67 and a beta of 1.15. The company’s 50 day moving average is $169.01 and its 200-day moving average is $158.67. Amgen has a one year low of $133.64 and a one year high of $184.21.

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The medical research company reported $2.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.79 by $0.10. Amgen had a net margin of 33.59% and a return on equity of 29.42%. The company had revenue of $5.97 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.75 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.61 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Amgen will post $12.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be issued a dividend of $1.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 15th. This represents a $4.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.87%. Amgen’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.92%.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Concorde Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Amgen by 5.9% in the first quarter. Concorde Asset Management LLC now owns 2,054 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $337,000 after buying an additional 114 shares during the period. Hollencrest Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Amgen during the first quarter worth $562,000. V Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Amgen by 45.7% in the first quarter. V Wealth Management LLC now owns 13,125 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $2,148,000 after buying an additional 4,117 shares during the period. Naples Global Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Amgen by 2.2% in the first quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC now owns 16,942 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $2,780,000 after buying an additional 365 shares during the period. Finally, James Investment Research Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Amgen by 128.7% in the first quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 10,520 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,726,000 after buying an additional 5,920 shares during the period. 79.04% of the stock is currently owned by 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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