There’s No Need To Panic Or Freeze When It Comes To AMGEN Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN)

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The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that AMGEN PRESENTS NEW RESEARCH ON OTEZLA® (APREMILAST) AT AAD 2024.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Drug Manufacturers – General industry segment. The current market capitalization of AMGEN Inc. is $151.69B. A total of 1.87 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.02M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Grygiel Nancy A. sold 2,096 shares of AMGN for 273.03 per share on Dec 04 ’23. After the transaction, the SVP & CCO now owns 10,874 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 08 ’23, Graham Jonathan P sold 10,000 shares at 272.81 per share. AMGN shares that EVP, Gen. Counsel & Secy. owns now total 28,078.

Among the insiders who bought shares, AMGEN INC acquired of 1,764,705 shares on Sep 19 ’23 at a per-share price of $17.00. This resulted in the 10% Owner holding 35,368,653 shares of AMGN after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Gordon Murdo sold 9,558 shares at $262.43 per share on Aug 10 ’23. Company shares held by the EVP, Global Commercial Ops now total 44,308.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. AMGEN Inc. pays an annual dividend of $8.64, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.05%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.67. AMGN’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/16/2024 when it declared a $2.25 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/7/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/7/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/15/2024. The AMGN stock dividend was $2.25 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AMGN has a high of $329.72 and a low of $211.71.

As of this writing, AMGN has an earnings estimate of $3.97 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 18 estimates, with a high estimate of $5.16 per share and a lower estimate of $3.63. The company reported an EPS of $4.96 in the last quarter, which was 6.20% higher than expectations of $4.67.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. AMGN’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $8.04B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $33.31B in debt and $12.18B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $11.64, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.70B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for AMGN is Buy with a score of 3.79.

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