Mraz Amerine Associates buys $974,071 stake in Amgen (AMGN)

Amgen (AMGN) : Mraz Amerine Associates scooped up 1 additional shares in Amgen during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 26, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 5,707 shares of Amgen which is valued at $974,071.Amgen makes up approximately 0.34% of Mraz Amerine Associates’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 790 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,081 shares of Amgen which is valued at $355,185. Amgen makes up approx 0.10% of Financial Architects Inc’s portfolio.Hermes Investment Management Ltd boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 32,300 additional shares and now holds a total of 269,306 shares of Amgen which is valued at $44,615,925. Amgen makes up approx 0.87% of Hermes Investment Management Ltd’s portfolio.Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,238 additional shares and now holds a total of 206,069 shares of Amgen which is valued at $33,574,822. Amgen makes up approx 1.37% of Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.Palisade Asset Management boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 825 additional shares and now holds a total of 35,238 shares of Amgen which is valued at $5,656,404. Amgen makes up approx 1.05% of Palisade Asset Management’s portfolio.

Amgen opened for trading at $171.57 and hit $172.26 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $172.03, with a gain of 0.44% or 0.75 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 31,21,594 shares. Company has a market cap of $129,232 M.

On the company’s financial health, Amgen reported $2.84 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.74. The company had revenue of $5688.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5579.33 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.57 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 22, 2016, Amgen announced a cash dividend of $1.0000. The company’s management has announced Aug 15, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 17, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 8, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Amgen. Amgen was Initiated by Bernstein to “Mkt Perform” on Jun 29, 2016.

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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