S&P 500 Winners: Amgen and 2 Stocks Defying Market Gravity

The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) is up today by 0.09% and stands at 1254. These following S&P 500 stocks are among the positive performers today.

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN): Amgen announced it will repurchase $5 billion of stock through a Dutch tender offer priced between $54-$60. The shares recently traded at $58.08, up $2.91, or 5.27%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $47.66 to $61.53. Volume today was 11,652,338 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 6,783,010 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.38, while trailing earnings are $4.04 per share.

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PulteGroup, Inc.(NYSE:PHM): PulteGroup recently reported its third quarter loss of $129 million ($0.34) was narrower than the previous year’s third quarter $995 million loss ($2.63 per share). The shares recently traded at $5.67, up $0.19, or 3.47%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $3.29 to $8.69. Volume today was 7,986,195 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 13,859,800 shares. The company’s trailing earnings are $-1.03 per share.

Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) Newmont Mining saw its share price rise today with gold as the European debt situation casts a dark cloud on equity markets. The stock is up 2.55 percent. The shares recently traded at $71.01, up $1.63, or 2.35%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $50.05 to $71.29. Volume today was 5,227,873 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 8,521,460 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 16.18, while trailing earnings are $4.39 per share.

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