How to buy Amgen (AMGN) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Amgen shares.

Amgen Inc
NASDAQ: AMGN - USD
DRUG MANUFACTURERS-GENERAL
$213.61
- $1.44 ( - 0.67%)

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Amgen Inc is a drug manufacturers-general business with stocks listed in the US. Amgen shares (AMGN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$213.61 – a decrease of 2.63% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Amgen

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Amgen. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AMGN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Amgen reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$217.36, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Amgen, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Amgen. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Amgen stock price (NASDAQ:AMGN)

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Amgen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-24.
52-week rangeUS$204.2946 - US$270.6403
50-day moving average US$222.9289
200-day moving average US$239.3886
Target priceUS$248.18
PE ratio 21.6643
Dividend yield US$6.72 (3.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$9.86

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Amgen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $213.61

1 week (2021-09-15) -2.07%
1 month (2021-08-25) -3.60%
3 months (2021-06-25) -11.98%
6 months (2021-03-25) -13.25%
1 year (2020-09-25) -12.39%
2 years (2019-09-25) 8.95%
3 years (2018-09-25) 3.46%
5 years (2016-09-23) 22.20%

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Is Amgen under- or over-valued?

Valuing Amgen stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Amgen's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Amgen's P/E ratio

Amgen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Amgen shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Amgen's PEG ratio

Amgen's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6849. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Amgen's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Amgen's EBITDA

Amgen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$12.4 billion (£9.1 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Amgen's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Amgen financials

Revenue TTM US$25.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.76%
Gross profit TTM US$19.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.13%
Return on equity TTM 60.79%
Profit margin 22.55%
Book value 14.479
Market capitalisation US$121.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Amgen shares

There are currently 11.2 million Amgen shares held short by investors – that's known as Amgen's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 11.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Amgen shares can be evaluated.

Amgen's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Amgen's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Amgen shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Amgen shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Amgen's SIR currently stands at 4.3. In other words for every 100,000 Amgen shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4300 shares are currently held short.

However Amgen's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Amgen shares, or, against the total number of tradable Amgen shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Amgen's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Amgen shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0198% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Amgen shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Amgen.

Find out more about how you can short Amgen stock.

Amgen's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Amgen.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Amgen's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Amgen's overall score of 20.95 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Amgen is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Amgen's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.53/100

Amgen's environmental score of 1.53 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Amgen is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Amgen's social score

Social score: 15.13/100

Amgen's social score of 15.13 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Amgen is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Amgen's governance score

Governance score: 5.8/100

Amgen's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Amgen is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Amgen's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Amgen scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Amgen has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Amgen Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.95
Total ESG percentile 23.7
Environmental score 1.53
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 15.13
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 5.8
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Amgen share dividends

42%

Dividend payout ratio: 42.31% of net profits

Recently Amgen has paid out, on average, around 42.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Amgen shareholders could enjoy a 3.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Amgen's case, that would currently equate to about $6.72 per share.

While Amgen's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Amgen may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Amgen's most recent dividend payout was on 7 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Amgen's shares ever split?

Amgen's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 November 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Amgen shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Amgen shares which in turn could have impacted Amgen's share price.

Amgen share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amgen's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$204.2946 up to US$270.6403. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMGN.US volatility(beta: 0.67)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Amgen's is 0.6725. This would suggest that Amgen's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Amgen overview

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It focuses on inflammation, oncology/hematology, bone health, cardiovascular disease, nephrology and neuroscience areas. The company's products include Enbrel to treat plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis; Neulasta that reduces the chance of infection due a low white blood cell count in patients cancer; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Xgeva for skeletal-related events prevention; Otezla for the treatment of adult patients with plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and oral ulcers associated with Behçet's disease; Aranesp to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells and anemia; KYPROLIS to treat patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma; and Repatha, which reduces the risks of myocardial infarction, stroke, and coronary revascularization. It also markets Nplate, Vectibix, MVASI, Parsabiv, EPOGEN, KANJINTI, BLINCYTO, Aimovig, EVENITY, AMGEVITATM, Sensipar/Mimpara, NEUPOGEN, IMLYGIC, Corlanor, and AVSOLA. Amgen Inc. serves healthcare providers, including physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies. It distributes its products through pharmaceutical wholesale distributors, as well as direct-to-consumer channels. The company has collaboration agreements with Novartis Pharma AG; UCB; Bayer HealthCare LLC; BeiGene, Ltd.; Eli Lilly and Company; and Datos Health. It also has an agreement with Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. to jointly develop and commercialize KHK4083, a Phase 3-ready anti-OX40 fully human monoclonal antibody for the treatment of atopic dermatitis and other autoimmune diseases. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

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