Boston Partners cut its holdings in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 25.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,326 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 3,860 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners’ holdings in Amgen were worth $1,951,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Waldron LP acquired a new stake in shares of Amgen in the first quarter worth $444,000. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Amgen by 23.5% in the first quarter. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC now owns 8,306 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,363,000 after buying an additional 1,578 shares during the last quarter. KAMES CAPITAL plc lifted its stake in shares of Amgen by 14.7% in the first quarter. KAMES CAPITAL plc now owns 15,023 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $2,465,000 after buying an additional 1,929 shares during the last quarter. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman LLC lifted its stake in shares of Amgen by 3.1% in the first quarter. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman LLC now owns 40,268 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $6,607,000 after buying an additional 1,204 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Whittier Trust Co. lifted its stake in shares of Amgen by 2.1% in the first quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 33,660 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $5,522,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.08% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Amgen Inc. (AMGN) opened at 182.96 on Friday. Amgen Inc. has a 12-month low of $133.64 and a 12-month high of $191.10. The company has a market cap of $133.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.66 and a beta of 1.36. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $185.13 and a 200 day moving average of $171.60.

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The medical research company reported $3.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.11 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $5.81 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.67 billion. Amgen had a return on equity of 29.85% and a net margin of 35.46%. Amgen’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.84 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Amgen Inc. will post $12.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets cut shares of Amgen from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $199.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, July 21st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $203.00 price objective (up from $189.00) on shares of Amgen in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada assumed coverage on shares of Amgen in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. They issued a “sector perform” rating and a $192.00 price objective for the company. Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $186.00 price objective (up from $177.00) on shares of Amgen in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $209.00 price objective on shares of Amgen in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Amgen presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $189.94.

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

About Amgen

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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