Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Price Target Raised to $212.00 at BMO Capital Markets

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) had its price target upped by stock analysts at BMO Capital Markets to $212.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday. BMO Capital Markets’ price objective would suggest a potential upside of 26.27% from the company’s previous close.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. RBC Capital Markets set a $190.00 target price on shares of Amgen and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 30th. Argus set a $195.00 target price on shares of Amgen and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday. Chardan Capital upgraded shares of Amgen from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. Vetr downgraded shares of Amgen from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $167.77 target price for the company. in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. Finally, Mizuho restated a “buy” rating on shares of Amgen in a report on Wednesday, February 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Amgen currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $181.47.

Analyst Recommendations for Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN)

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) opened at 167.89 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $123.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.40 and a beta of 1.15. Amgen has a 12 month low of $133.64 and a 12 month high of $176.85. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $156.34 and a 200 day moving average price of $159.35.

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The medical research company reported $2.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.79 by $0.10. Amgen had a net margin of 33.59% and a return on equity of 29.42%. The company earned $5.97 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.75 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.61 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Amgen will post $12.34 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be paid a $1.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 13th. This is an increase from Amgen’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.00. This represents a $4.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.74%. Amgen’s payout ratio is currently 39.06%.

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Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. New York Life Trust Co. increased its position in shares of Amgen by 54.8% in the third quarter. New York Life Trust Co. now owns 624 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 221 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Amgen by 100.0% in the third quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 684 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 342 shares in the last quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. increased its position in shares of Amgen by 1.4% in the third quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 711 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 10 shares in the last quarter. Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Amgen during the third quarter worth $123,000. Finally, Integrated Wealth Management increased its position in shares of Amgen by 0.3% in the second quarter. Integrated Wealth Management now owns 930 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $141,000 after buying an additional 3 shares in the last quarter. 79.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Amgen Company Profile

Amgen Inc is a biotechnology company. The Company discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers various human therapeutics. The Company’s business segment is human therapeutics. 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 Vectibix (panitumumab), Nplate (romiplostim) and Corlanor (ivabradine).

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