NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc decreased its position in shares of Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 8.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,910 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 779 shares during the period. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc’s holdings in Amgen were worth $1,634,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of AMGN. LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in Amgen by 3.2% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 4,157,649 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $767,460,000 after acquiring an additional 128,865 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Amgen by 2.3% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,207,242 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $592,025,000 after acquiring an additional 72,205 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in Amgen by 17.0% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,365,045 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $436,551,000 after acquiring an additional 343,690 shares during the period. Aristotle Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Amgen by 3.9% in the first quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC now owns 2,279,468 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $388,604,000 after acquiring an additional 86,378 shares during the period. Finally, Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in Amgen by 3.2% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 2,227,926 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $411,253,000 after acquiring an additional 69,500 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.23% of the company’s stock.

AMGN has been the subject of a number of research reports. TheStreet raised shares of Amgen from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, May 25th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Amgen from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Mizuho set a $200.00 price objective on shares of Amgen and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $200.00 price objective on shares of Amgen in a research note on Monday, July 16th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of Amgen from $200.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $202.76.

AMGN stock opened at $196.15 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $128.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.69, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 1.39. Amgen, Inc. has a one year low of $163.31 and a one year high of $201.23. The company has a quick ratio of 3.12, a current ratio of 3.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.03.

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 26th. The medical research company reported $3.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.52 by $0.31. The firm had revenue of $6.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.73 billion. Amgen had a net margin of 10.19% and a return on equity of 43.18%. Amgen’s revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $3.27 EPS. analysts predict that Amgen, Inc. will post 13.95 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 7th. Investors of record on Friday, August 17th will be given a $1.32 dividend. This represents a $5.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 16th. Amgen’s payout ratio is currently 41.97%.

In related news, EVP Sean E. Harper sold 1,525 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $195.71, for a total value of $298,457.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.19% of the company’s stock.

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, nephrology, and neuroscience. The company's products include Evenity to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Xgeva for skeletal-related events prevention; Repatha to treat coronary diseases; Enbrel to treat plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis; Parsabiv to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT); and Aimovig for the prevention of migraine.

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