Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.16 EPS
Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) posted its earnings results on Tuesday. The medical research company reported $3.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.11 by $0.16, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $5.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.67 billion. Amgen had a net margin of 34.42% and a return on equity of 29.37%. Amgen’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.84 earnings per share.
Shares of Amgen (NASDAQ AMGN) traded down 0.09% on Tuesday, hitting $180.89. 3,343,223 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $133.03 billion, a PE ratio of 17.18 and a beta of 1.35. The company’s 50 day moving average is $170.78 and its 200-day moving average is $165.90. Amgen has a 52-week low of $133.64 and a 52-week high of $184.21.
In related news, SVP Cynthia M. Patton sold 2,922 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $154.40, for a total transaction of $451,156.80. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 24,214 shares in the company, valued at $3,738,641.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
AMGN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Amgen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $189.00 price objective on shares of Amgen in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Amgen from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $165.00 price objective on shares of Amgen in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $195.00 price objective on shares of Amgen in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and three have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $185.21.
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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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