Daiwa Securities lifts Amgen Inc. [AMGN] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Amgen Inc. [NASDAQ: AMGN] plunged by -$1.2 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $239.75 during the day while it closed the day at $238.71. The company report on June 23, 2021 that Amgen Announces Approval Of Aimovig® (Erenumab) In Japan For The Suppression Of Onset Of Migraine Attacks In Adults.

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Migraine is a Disabling Neurological Disease that Affects More Than 8.4 Million People in Japan[1],[2].

Aimovig is the First and Only Approved Treatment in Japan to Block the Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Receptor (CGRP-R) That Plays an Important Role in Migraine[3].

Amgen Inc. stock has also loss -0.36% of its value over the past 7 days. However, AMGN stock has declined by -2.75% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 5.02% and gained 3.82% year-on date.

The market cap for AMGN stock reached $138.35 billion, with 577.00 million shares outstanding and 573.47 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.63M shares, AMGN reached a trading volume of 1593638 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Amgen Inc. [AMGN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AMGN shares is $254.96 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AMGN stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Daiwa Securities have made an estimate for Amgen Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 29, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on October 28, 2020, representing the official price target for Amgen Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $255, while Raymond James analysts kept a Outperform rating on AMGN stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Amgen Inc. is set at 4.23, with the Price to Sales ratio for AMGN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.50. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 14.75, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 18.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for AMGN in the course of the last twelve months was 23.02 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

AMGN stock trade performance evaluation

Amgen Inc. [AMGN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.36. With this latest performance, AMGN shares dropped by -3.65% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 5.02% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 1.26% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AMGN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.19, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.62, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.08 for Amgen Inc. [AMGN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 245.85, while it was recorded at 239.66 for the last single week of trading, and 238.86 for the last 200 days.

Amgen Inc. [AMGN]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Amgen Inc. [AMGN] shares currently have an operating margin of +35.49 and a Gross Margin at +75.60. Amgen Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +28.77.

Return on Total Capital for AMGN is now 21.60, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 18.25. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 76.13, with Return on Assets sitting at 11.84. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Amgen Inc. [AMGN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 355.46. Additionally, AMGN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 78.04, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 53.13. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 352.86, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 77.47.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Amgen Inc. [AMGN] managed to generate an average of $298,930 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.06 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.41.Amgen Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Amgen Inc. [AMGN] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Amgen Inc. posted 4.25/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 3.82/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 11.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AMGN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Amgen Inc. go to 6.40%.

Amgen Inc. [AMGN]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $104,933 million, or 78.20% of AMGN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AMGN stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 48,772,074, which is approximately 2.021% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 47,205,904 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $11.27 billion in AMGN stocks shares; and CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, currently with $7.79 billion in AMGN stock with ownership of nearly 2.696% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Amgen Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 1,052 institutional holders increased their position in Amgen Inc. [NASDAQ:AMGN] by around 17,930,915 shares. Additionally, 985 investors decreased positions by around 17,542,987 shares, while 302 investors held positions by with 404,109,633 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 439,583,535 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AMGN stock had 140 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,210,425 shares, while 123 institutional investors sold positions of 1,727,083 shares during the same period.

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