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Dec 10, 2012 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) traded in a range yesterday that spanned from a low of $87.73 to a high of $89.81. Yesterday, the shares gained 1.6%, which took the trading range above the 3-day high of $89.42 on volume of 4.4 million shares. Often times after large one-day gains, short term traders will seek to take profits and, as such, investors should be cautious.
In the past 52 weeks, shares of Amgen have traded between a low of $56.00 and a high of $89.95 and are now at $89.74, which is 60% above that low price. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.4% while the 50-day MA has advanced 0.3%.
SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Amgen on October 1st, 2012 as our proprietary SmarTrend analytics indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $84.85. Since that recommendation, shares of Amgen have risen 4.1%. We continue to monitor AMGN for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.
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