| Amgen is a biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers human therapeutics. Co.'s products include: Enbrel® (etanercept), which is used in indications for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, patients with chronic moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy and patients with active psoriatic arthritis; and Prolia® (denosumab), which is used for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk of fracture or multiple risk factors for fracture, or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy. |
When researching a stock like Amgen, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from AMGN Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for AMGN stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the AMGN 200 day moving average ("AMGN 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the AMGN 50 day moving average ("AMGN 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Amgen. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the AMGN 200 DMA and the AMGN 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("AMGN MACD"). The AMGN MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).