Utah Retirement Systems buys $23,886,167 stake in Amgen (AMGN)

Amgen (AMGN) : Utah Retirement Systems scooped up 1,000 additional shares in Amgen during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 3, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 137,728 shares of Amgen which is valued at $23,886,167.Amgen makes up approximately 0.62% of Utah Retirement Systems’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , State Treasurer State Of Michigan boosted its stake in AMGN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,000 additional shares and now holds a total of 260,962 shares of Amgen which is valued at $45,258,640. Amgen makes up approx 0.34% of State Treasurer State Of Michigan’s portfolio.California State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in AMGN by selling 21,070 shares or 1.3% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,594,276 shares of AMGN which is valued at $276,495,287. Amgen makes up approx 0.58% of California State Teachers Retirement System’s portfolio.First Niagara Bank reduced its stake in AMGN by selling 1,486 shares or 8.15% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 16,739 shares of AMGN which is valued at $2,857,013. Amgen makes up approx 0.80% of First Niagara Bank’s portfolio.

Amgen closed down -1.32 points or -0.76% at $172.34 with 27,06,525 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $173.31, the shares hit an intraday low of $171.83 and an intraday high of $174.16 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday 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 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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