Profund Advisors LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 13.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 271,884 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 42,660 shares during the period. Amgen comprises 1.8% of Profund Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest holding. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in Amgen were worth $46,351,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC raised its stake in shares of Amgen by 110.7% in the fourth quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 647 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $113,000 after acquiring an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Amgen by 76.5% in the first quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 729 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $124,000 after acquiring an additional 316 shares during the last quarter. Taylor Hoffman Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of Amgen in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $127,000. Welch Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Amgen in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $148,000. Finally, Watermark Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Amgen by 8,481.8% in the fourth quarter. Watermark Asset Management Inc. now owns 944 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $164,000 after acquiring an additional 933 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.35% of the company’s stock.
Amgen opened at $185.07 on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.14, a current ratio of 3.88 and a quick ratio of 3.60. Amgen, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $161.13 and a fifty-two week high of $201.23. The company has a market capitalization of $122.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.71, a P/E/G ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 1.38.
In other Amgen news, EVP Sean E. Harper sold 1,525 shares of Amgen stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $184.27, for a total transaction of $281,011.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders have sold a total of 6,100 shares of company stock valued at $1,099,220 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 0.27% of the company’s stock.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on AMGN shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Amgen from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, May 25th. Mizuho set a $200.00 target price on shares of Amgen and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Amgen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $194.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $204.00 target price on shares of Amgen in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Cann reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Amgen in a research note on Friday, June 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $193.08.
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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