|SoTM Bull's Eye Report - Today's Most Compelling Buy |
Thursday, May 9, 2013
At StateoftheMarkets.com, we strive to "own the best and ignore the rest" in our equity portfolios. Toward this end, each day we search our database for a "top stock" (a top rated company in terms of earnings strength as well as company and industry performance) that presents a strong technical "set up" and a good entry point.
In short, when our equity team is looking to add a stock to one of our portfolios, the "bull's eye" stock shown below is generally their first choice.
| Amgen, Inc. ||AMGN || Biotechnology || 9.8 || +19.44% || $103.92 |
Why We Like The Stock:
Amgen Inc (AMGN) is our most compelling buy today due to the fact that it is a top- rated stock (in terms of earnings strength and company/industry performance) with a positive technical set-up. Biotechnology has been a great performer in 2013, so here on the Bull's Eye Report, we've been trying to feature our favorite Biotech charts when they flash decent buy signals. Recently, we've featured Pharmacyclics (PCYC) and Covance Inc (CLD), and AMGN shares a lot of similar qualities of those charts. The stock has been straitght up since late February before pulling back in mid-April. With recent highs of nearly $115, AMGN currently sits at $104.72 and has plenty of room to run higher. This Biotech stock has been operating well above its 50-day moving average during this intermediate-term move, which is a positive sign. We also like the controlled, basing pattern that AMGN has rounded out on this current pullback. We think AMGN is a great chart at a good price here, and would strongly consider it for a short-term buy.
|We Would Be Buyers: |
At the current price (~$104.75).
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|Company Profile: |
Amgen Inc. is a global biotechnology pioneer that discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers human therapeutics. Its medicines help millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), bone disease, and other serious illnesses. On December 10, 2012, the Company acquired all of the outstanding stock of deCODE Genetics (deCODE). In July 5, 2012, the Company acquired KAI Pharmaceuticals, a privately held company based in South San Francisco. In June 12, 2012, the Company acquired substantially all of the outstanding stock of Mustafa Nevzat Pharmaceuticals (MN). In March 7, 2012, the Company acquired Micromet, Inc. (Micromet), a publicly held biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of antibody-based therapies for the treatment of cancer.
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