Amgen tops Street 2Q forecasts

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) _ Amgen Inc. (AMGN) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.87 billion.

On a per-share basis, the Thousand Oaks, California-based company said it had profit of $2.47. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $2.84 per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.74 per share.

The world’s largest biotech drugmaker posted revenue of $5.69 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.6 billion.

Amgen expects full-year earnings in the range of $11.10 to $11.40 per share, with revenue in the range of $22.5 billion to $22.8 billion.

Amgen shares have climbed 5 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has increased 6 per cent. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $170.41, a rise of nearly 3 per cent in the last 12 months.


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