Amgen Rises On Unusually High Volume (AMGN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 9.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $2.17 (+2.6%) at $85.59 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Amgen has a market cap of $63.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Amgen Inc., a biotechnology medicines company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology for grievous illnesses primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amgen as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Amgen Ratings Report.

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