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Sentiment Change Report: Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN)

It has outperformed by 4.77% the S&P500.

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale grew its position in shares of Amgen Inc. The institutional investor held 64,532 shares of the biological products (no diagnostic substances) company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.11 million, down from 66,307 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Amgen Inc.is maintained at an average outperform rating by 25 stock analysts, and there are at least 1.21% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 16th will be given a $1.00 dividend.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $3.11 as it actually earned $3.27 per share in its last reported financial results. It has underperformed by 11.43% the S&P500. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 1,443,129 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $236,775,000 after acquiring an additional 392,538 shares in the last quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $3.02 earnings per share.

Among 22 analysts covering Amgen Inc. Telsey Advisory Group has "Outperform" rating and $27 target. The rating was initiated by Gabelli on Friday, August 26 with "Hold".

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)'s institutional ownership stands at 3.20%. UBS upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $168 target in Monday, September 7 report. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, August 4. PLC (NYSE:IGT), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Argus downgraded shares of Amgen from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and upped their price objective for the company from $175.22 to $195.00 in a research note on Wednesday.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Amgen Inc".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q2. (NASDAQ:AMGN) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: "Japan's Kirin cashes out of Amgen drug joint venture" on October 31, 2017, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: "Trade of the Day: Amgen, Inc".

Ratings analysis reveals 45% of Amgen Inc.'s analysts are positive. Therefore 30% are positive. AMGN was included in 72 notes of analysts from August 3, 2015. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. (NASDAQ:AMGN) on Wednesday, May 31. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Piper Jaffray on Saturday, August 29. River Road Asset Mgmt Limited Liability reported 1.27% of its portfolio in Amgen, Inc. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of AMGN in report on Tuesday, December 20 to "Neutral" rating. Raymond James initiated the shares of AMGN in report on Tuesday, September 1 with "Market Perform" rating. The stock has "Underperform" rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, August 18. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $190.03. Oppenheimer has "Buy" rating and $18900 target.

Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $1.02 million activity. Patton Cynthia M sold $451,164 worth of stock or 2,922 shares. Its down 0.10, from 1.25 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 72 investors sold AMGN shares while 463 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. 557.32 million shares or 1.16% less from 563.88 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bluefin Trading Llc sold 2,008 shares as Amgen Inc (AMGN)'s stock declined 9.68%. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,706,261 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $293,869,000 after purchasing an additional 676,300 shares in the last quarter. Atwood And Palmer owns 11,181 shares or 0.3% of their U.S. portfolio. 24,930 were accumulated by Fort Lp. Goelzer Inv Management holds 0.03% or 1,599 shares. About 159,311 shares traded or 9.11% up from the average. Clean Yield Group Inc holds 1.55% of its portfolio in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Cullen Frost Bankers reported 0.3% in Amgen, Inc. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. Bailard Inc reported 4,592 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Amgen makes up 0.8% of Teacher Retirement System of Texas' portfolio, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 128,806 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Management owns 0.2% invested in Amgen, Inc.

Analysts await SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ:SPTN) to report earnings on November, 8.



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