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Is Amgen Inc.(NASDAQ: AMGN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984. Amgen Inc. is in the Biotechnology industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Amgen Inc., is 2893.89, and so far today it has a volume of 2607900. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is 7.37%.

To help you determine whether Amgen Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.5 and forward P/E is 13.69. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Amgen Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.21. P/S ratio is 5.71 and the P/B ratio is 4.26. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.66 and 21.42 respectively.

At the current price Amgen Inc. is trading at, 170.97 (0.20% today), Amgen Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.34%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 36.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 9.77, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.91% after growing 35.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.90%, and 5.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 749.95, and the number of shares float is 747.47. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 81.10%. The float short is 1.08%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.8. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.10%, and also a return on investment of 12.50%.

The ability for Amgen Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 4, and quick ratio is 3.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.93 and total debt/equity is 1.1. In terms of margins, Amgen Inc. has a gross margin of 81.40%, with its operating margin at 40.70%, and Amgen Inc. has a profit margin of 33.10%.

The 52 week high is -3.21%, with 34.66% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.61% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.98%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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