Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 11, 2013

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Amgen Inc. ( AMGN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 07, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AMGN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 30.56% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of AMGN was $86.59, representing a -4.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $90.81 and a 32.46% increase over the 52 week low of $65.37.

AMGN is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Gilead Sciences, Inc. ( GILD ) and Biogen Idec Inc. ( BIIB ). AMGN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.51. Zacks Investment Research reports AMGN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.77%, compared to an industry average of 11.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AMGN Dividend History page.

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 ( IBB )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Biotech &Genome ( PBE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ( PJP )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care ( XLV )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund ( IYH ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLV with an increase of 9.69% over the last 100 days. IBB has the highest percent weighting of AMGN at 8.1%.



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