Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotech giant Amgen
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Amgen's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Thousand Oaks, Calif. (1980)|
|Market Cap||$54.0 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$15.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Kevin Sharer (since 2000)
COO Robert Bradway (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||19.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$20.6 billion / $21.4 billion|
Johnson & Johnson
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 2,129 members who have rated Amgen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
- Cash generator
- High margins
- Pays a dividend (just introduced it)
- Biotech might be the next big growth story (over the coming decade) although I'm not sure if Amgen will be an important part of this story
- Slow growth
- Huge debt
- Insiders sell everything they are allowed to sell at the moment they get it
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