In trading on Tuesday, shares of Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $55.56, changing hands as high as $55.71 per share. Amgen Inc shares are currently trading up about 1.2% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of AMGN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, AMGN's low point in its 52 week range is $47.66 per share, with $61.53 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $55.66.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AMGN makes up 34.79% of the Biotech HOLDRS ETF (AMEX:BBH) which is trading up by about 3.7% on the day Tuesday.
AMGN operates in the Biotechnology sector, among companies like Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) which is trading flat today, and Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) trading higher by about 1%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of AMGN, versus LXRX and NBIX.
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