Amgen Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 12, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.61 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 05, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AMGN stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This marks the 3rd quarter that AMGN has paid the same dividend. At
the current stock price of $126.95, the dividend yield is
The previous trading day's last sale of AMGN was $126.95,
representing a -3.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $131.24 and
a 22.21% increase over the 52 week low of $103.88.
AMGN is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes
companies such as Gilead Sciences, Inc. (
) and Biogen Idec Inc. (
). AMGN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $6.53. Zacks Investment Research reports AMGN's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.96%, compared to an
industry average of 13%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to AMGN through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AMGN as a top-10 holding:
- iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund (
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals (
- PowerShares Dynamic Biotech &Genome (
- Merrill Lynch Biotech HOLDRS (
The top-performing ETF of this group is MOAT with an increase of
5.36% over the last 100 days. IBB has the highest percent weighting
of AMGN at 7.68%.