South Dakota Investment Council Upped Mednax (MD) Stake; Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Trimmed Amgen (AMGN) Stake By $3.11 Million

January 13, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

South Dakota Investment Council increased Mednax Inc (MD) stake by 56.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. South Dakota Investment Council acquired 28,600 shares as Mednax Inc (MD)’s stock declined 21.94%. The South Dakota Investment Council holds 79,400 shares with $3.42M value, up from 50,800 last quarter. Mednax Inc now has $5.03 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $54.22. About 446,418 shares traded. MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) has declined 18.20% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.90% the S&P500.

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc decreased Amgen Inc (AMGN) stake by 35.43% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc sold 16,702 shares as Amgen Inc (AMGN)’s stock declined 9.68%. The Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc holds 30,443 shares with $5.68 million value, down from 47,145 last quarter. Amgen Inc now has $134.32 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.69% or $3.08 during the last trading session, reaching $185.04. About 3.11M shares traded or 13.87% up from the average. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has risen 5.27% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.43% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 58 investors sold AMGN shares while 511 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 453 raised stakes. 555.05 million shares or 0.41% less from 557.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Outfitter Advisors holds 0.21% or 3,177 shares in its portfolio. Fjarde Ap invested in 172,624 shares. Bridgeway Management reported 145,000 shares. Moreover, Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0.15% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Timber Creek Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 18,387 shares stake. Hl Fincl Svcs Limited Co holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 51,486 shares. Mairs And Power Incorporated reported 8,129 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Old Mutual Global Investors (Uk) accumulated 0.12% or 61,199 shares. The North Carolina-based Sterling Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.15% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Naples Advsr Ltd Llc holds 1.07% or 17,198 shares. Foster And Motley Incorporated accumulated 1.49% or 46,520 shares. Empirical Financial Svcs Lc has invested 0.13% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). 27,558 were reported by Highland Capital Ltd Co. Moreover, Badgley Phelps & Bell Incorporated has 0.97% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). London Co Of Virginia invested 0% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN).

Analysts await Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $3.02 earnings per share, up 4.50% or $0.13 from last year’s $2.89 per share. AMGN’s profit will be $2.19 billion for 15.32 P/E if the $3.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.27 actual earnings per share reported by Amgen Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.65% negative EPS growth.

Among 24 analysts covering Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Amgen Inc. had 74 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 26 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, August 29. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Argus Research. Mizuho initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 8 report. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 20. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Oppenheimer. UBS maintained the shares of AMGN in report on Wednesday, July 26 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, December 15.

Since October 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $553,240 activity. $283,574 worth of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) was sold by Harper Sean E on Monday, October 9.

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