Amgen stock: buy or sell

AMGN stock price: $245.49 1.58% At close on Jan 15th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 16th, 2021


Amgen stock brief

  • Counting on Friday, it's been 3 consecutive sessions in positive for Amgen. Price closed on Friday at $245.49 after rising a 1.58%.
  • On Friday, it broke out above $244.18, a resistance not crossed since last November.
  • The price is currently above the upper Bollinger band, which is usually an indicator of a near-term correction
  • Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide.

Should I buy Amgen stock?

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Is $AMGN stock a buy?

In the current situation of Amgen there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $AMGN in coming sessions, or that it may not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Amgen stock?

When is it time to sell Amgen?. Trading strategies prevent us from making impulsive decisions based on our moods or the buzz that surrounds the market. When selling, as well as buying, our setups are very simple to follow but are only applicable for selling stocks in your porfolio, not for selling short Amgen stock

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Is it time to sell Amgen stock?

Currently, Amgen stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you hold Amgen stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Amgen ratings

In the last 30 days, 5 analyst ratings were published for Amgen

Amgen analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Dec 23rd, 2020
Royal Bank of Canada Neutral
Dec 27th, 2020
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Neutral
Dec 29th, 2020
Daiwa Capital Markets Strong buy
Royal Bank of Canada Neutral
Jan 4th, 2021
Royal Bank of Canada Neutral

Amgen stock analysis

SMAs overview

AMGN stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $256.77 (4.59% above)
  • R2: $258.31 (5.22% above)
  • R3: $261.43 (6.49% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $244.18 (-0.53% below)
  • S2: $241.13 (-1.78% below)
  • S3: $240.05 (-2.22% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Price readings above or below the Bollinger Bands signal that the price has followed a strong trend that has led to extreme highs or lows. For this case, the price is beyond the upper band, meaning a possible short-term adjustment (at least) until it is below the band

    AMGN stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    Crossed over the 70 level Friday, with a value of 71.38. Breaking through above the overbought zone is not a bearish signal, as stock price can be above 70 for many, many weeks and continue to rise

    AMGN stock RSI chart

    Amgen stock price history

    Amgen went public priced at an adjusted price1 of $0.00 on Jun 1983. Since then, AMGN stock surged by -, with an average of 0.00% per year. If you had invested $1,000USD in Amgen stock on the IPO, it would be valued $inf today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    AMGN stock price history chart

    Price target for Amgen stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. Banks and financial organisations issue their analysis predicting how a particular stock will performance in the future.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, financial institutions publish their price target based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these predictions follow the publication of new fundamental data by the company, and usually. If you are a small investor you must not invest based on these projections.

    There is just one price target available for Amgen that predicts a price of $300.00.

    Amgen stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Dec 23rd, 2020
    Royal Bank of Canada Not available
    Dec 27th, 2020
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. Not available
    Dec 29th, 2020
    Daiwa Capital Markets $300.00$300.00
    Royal Bank of Canada Not available
    Jan 4th, 2021
    Royal Bank of Canada Not available

    Earnings and financials

    Amgen Inc. ($AMGN) posted earnings of $4.37 per share last October, uplifting the analysts consensus estimate of $3.80 per share. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 15.00%. On the contrary, the company said revenue was $6.4 billion consistent with analysts' estimates.

    For comparison, the EPS for the same quarter last year was $3.66, so posted EPS means a improvement of 19.40%. Sales grew a 11.96% on an annualized basis in the , from $57.4B to $64.2B last quarter.

    Amgen ($AMGN) will host the earnings call on January 28. Expected for this quarter is $3.41, compared to $4.37 that was reported for Q3.

    Amgen performance

    AMGN performance compared
    Amgen ($AMGN) 6.70% 5.00% -4.30%

    Please read:
    The thoughts contained in this article are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this article does not have an understanding of the specific circumstances of the reader, his or her finances or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Thoughts are expressed for general educational purposes only

    Amgen summary

    Friday, January 15th, 2021
    Day range$240.02 - $246.84
    Previous close$241.66
    Session gain1.58%
    Average true range$5.85
    50d mov avg$229.42
    100d mov avg$234.51
    200d mov avg$233.46
    Earnings dateJanuary 28th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Amgen stock symbol?

    Amgen Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the AMGN symbol

    Is Amgen stock a buy or sell?

    Amgen received 5 ratings in the last 30 days: 1 bullish, 0 bearish and 4 neutral.

    Will AMGN go up?

    Amgen had different price forecasts published by analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $300.00. That is a 22.20% than the last price ($245.49).