Is Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) a Long Term Growth Play?

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Amgen Inc. The company now has a Return on Equity of 6.60% and Return on Investment of 14.00%.

On 12/20/2016 NASDAQ:AMGN - Amgen announced a quarterly dividend of $1.15 3.15% with an ex dividend date of 2/13/2017 which will be payable on 3/8/2017. It has underperformed by 7.77% the S&P500. Penobscot Inv Management holds 1.27% or 26,335 shares. Moreover, Smead Capital Management Inc. has purchased 5.4% in it. Krensavage Asset Management Llc reported 87,477 shares in (NASDAQ:AMGN). The medical research company reported $3.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.24 by $0.23. The company's last traded volume of 4.35 million shares was more it's an average volume of 5.28 million shares. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for AMGN producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 2.24% and for the month booked as 2.52%. About 2.58 million shares traded or 69.33% up from the average. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 17.06% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.51% the S&P500. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 1,113 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $182,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the period. It also reduced its holding in Kirklands Inc (NASDAQ:KIRK) by 569,267 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 582,701 shares, and cut its stake in Intest Corp (NYSEMKT:INTT).

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $1.37 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q4. Sold All: 73 Reduced: 458 Increased: 527 New Position: 122. The active investment managers in our partner's database now possess: 551.71 million shares, down from 555.05 million shares in 2017Q3. Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md owns 2.68 million shares or 0.08% of their USA portfolio. Stevens First Principles Invest Advsr reported 0.06% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) or 53,200 shares. Prudential Public Limited Company owns 1.10M shares. Opus Point Prtnrs Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 9,924 shares. Since October 26, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Amgen has 21 analyst reports. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 47,696 shs. Whittier Tru Of Nevada holds 0.18% or 11,984 shares. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 87,250 shares. Clearbridge Ltd Co invested in 1.2% or 7.46M shares. Out of 14 Wall Street analysts rating Amgen, 7 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 7 recommend "Hold". Therefore 100% are positive. Barclays decreased their price target on Amgen from $190.00 to $180.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a report on Thursday, April 5th.

Analysts await Amgen Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Argus Research. On Friday, February 2 the rating was maintained by PiperJaffray with "Overweight". On Thursday, January 18 the firm has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray given. As per Wednesday, July 12, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $190.57. The stock has "Hold" rating by Atlantic Securities on Monday, February 5. On Friday, February 2 the firm earned "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets. Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $600 target. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Zacks upgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Tuesday, August 25 report. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa acquired 37,835 shares as Amgen Inc (AMGN)'s stock declined 2.99%. It also increased its holding in Hologic Inc. The funds in our database now hold: 6.01 million shares, down from 6.38 million shares in 2017Q3. The insider STUBBS MICHAEL B sold 8,495 shares worth $818,048. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 118,342 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $20,382,000 after buying an additional 61,212 shares during the last quarter. Amgen Inc (Amgn) now has $114.90B valuation. $419,100 worth of Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) was sold by Goldberg Paul on Thursday, October 26.

AMGN has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. (NYSE:C). Force Capital Ltd Liability Corp reported 27,355 shares or 2.12% of all its holdings. Citigroup maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $62 target in Wednesday, March 16 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Market Perform" rating and $192 target in Thursday, October 26 report. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. On Monday, January 22 the firm earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4.

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