National Pension Service buys $74,833,094 stake in Amgen (AMGN)

Amgen (AMGN) : National Pension Service scooped up 37,019 additional shares in Amgen during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 14, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 462,218 shares of Amgen which is valued at $74,833,094.Amgen makes up approximately 0.61% of National Pension Service’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Windward Capital Management Co Ca boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 740 additional shares and now holds a total of 28,105 shares of Amgen which is valued at $4,550,200. Amgen makes up approx 0.86% of Windward Capital Management Co Ca’s portfolio.Community Bank N.a. boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 150 additional shares and now holds a total of 8,365 shares of Amgen which is valued at $1,374,286. Amgen makes up approx 0.32% of Community Bank N.a.’s portfolio.Legal General Group Plc boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 26,550 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,449,758 shares of Amgen which is valued at $566,864,235. Amgen makes up approx 0.58% of Legal General Group Plc’s portfolio.Capstone Asset Management Co boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,839 additional shares and now holds a total of 128,445 shares of Amgen which is valued at $21,106,082. Amgen makes up approx 0.62% of Capstone Asset Management Co’s portfolio.Carroll Financial Associates boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 53 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,426 shares of Amgen which is valued at $913,250. Amgen makes up approx 0.14% of Carroll Financial Associates’s portfolio.

Amgen closed down -2.39 points or -1.45% at $161.9 with 28,17,469 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $165.05, the shares hit an intraday low of $161.84 and an intraday high of $165.25 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

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 Oct 14, 2016, Amgen announced a cash dividend of $1.0000. The company’s management has announced Nov 14, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Nov 16, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Dec 8, 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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