Amgen Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 06, 2013. 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 $108.21, the dividend yield is
The previous trading day's last sale of AMGN was $108.21,
representing a -5.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $114.95 and
a 34.26% increase over the 52 week low of $80.60.
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 $5.95. Zacks Investment Research reports AMGN's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.11%, compared to an
industry average of 6.4%.
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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 (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PBE with an increase of
26.55% over the last 100 days. IBB has the highest percent
weighting of AMGN at 7.74%.