Lj Trust Co Lowers stake in Amgen (AMGN)

Amgen (AMGN) : Lj Trust Co reduced its stake in Amgen by 4.51% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 84,650 shares of Amgen which is valued at $13,555,005 after selling 4,000 shares in Amgen , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 11, 2016.Amgen makes up approximately 2.21% of Lj Trust Co’s portfolio.

Amgen opened for trading at $160.15 and hit $160.39 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $160.13, with a gain of 0.01% or 0.01 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 28,24,303 shares. Company has a market cap of $120,432 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , First United Bank Trust boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 745 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,398 shares of Amgen which is valued at $1,024,512. Amgen makes up approx 0.93% of First United Bank Trust’s portfolio.Abner Herrman Brock boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 25,271 additional shares and now holds a total of 31,136 shares of Amgen which is valued at $4,869,359. Amgen makes up approx 1.23% of Abner Herrman Brock’s portfolio.New England Research Management reduced its stake in AMGN by selling 4,450 shares or 31.64% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,615 shares of AMGN which is valued at $1,503,690. Amgen makes up approx 1.29% of New England Research Management’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Amgen reported $2.61 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.32 according to the earnings call on Jan 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.29. The company had revenue of $5536.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5534.94 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.16 EPS.

Investors should note that on Mar 2, 2016, Amgen announced a cash dividend of $1.0000. The company’s management has announced May 13, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on May 17, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jun 8, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Amgen. Citigroup Initiated Amgen on Feb 25, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $165.Shares were Reiterated by Argus on Feb 8, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 185 from a previous price target of $202 .Credit Suisse Initiated Amgen on Jan 20, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $205.

Amgen Inc. (Amgen) is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in discovering developing manufacturing and delivering human therapeutics. The Company’s sales and marketing forces are located in the United States and Europe. In the United States it sells its products to pharmaceutical wholesale distributors. The Company also markets certain products directly to consumers through direct-to-consumer print and television advertising as well as through the Internet. Outside the United States the Company sells its products to healthcare providers and/or pharmaceutical wholesale distributors. The Company’s products include Neulasta (pegfilgrastim)/NEUPOGEN (filgrastim) Enbrel (etanercept) XGEVA/Prolia (denosumab) ESAs (erythropoiesis-stimulating agents) Sensipar/Mimpara (cinacalcet) Kyprolis and Evolocumab among others.

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