Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc

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(NASDAQ:GILD) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 12 by Maxim Group. Year to Date (YTD) performance of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) is -3.92 percent while its Performance (Week) is -1.21 percent and Performance (month) is at 1.54 percent.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock.

The target price for Gilead Sciences Inc.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) has been given an average price target of $79.25 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz.

Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund purchased a new stake in Gilead Sciences, Inc. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Gilead Sciences in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an "overweight" rating and issued a $82.00 target price on shares of Gilead Sciences in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. The average stock price target is $111.05 with 7 brokers rating the stock a strong buy, 9 brokers rating the stock a buy, 9 brokers rating the stock a hold, 0 brokers rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 brokers rating the stock a sell. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $93 target. (NASDAQ:GILD). Savant Lc invested in 0.15% or 7,615 shares. The stock gained a consensus recommendation of 1.95 on Zacks Investment Research where the scale runs from 1 to 5, 1 representing Strong buy and 5 showing Strong Sell. Gilead Sciences has a 52 week low of $65.38 and a 52 week high of $103.10. Shares are trading -3.62% below their 50-day moving average, and 9.36% below their 200-day moving average. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has declined 15.09% since September 13, 2016 and is downtrending. The biopharmaceutical company reported $2.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.61 by $0.09. Gilead Sciences had a return on equity of 92.36% and a net margin of 44.43%. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road. Equities analysts predict that Gilead Sciences will post $8.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. TMD & Associates Inc. now owns 51,919 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $4,108,000 after buying an additional 6,473 shares during the period. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA and global trademark and copyright laws. The Company plans to release first quarter 2017 results after the close of markets on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Commonwealth State Bank Of Australia invested in 0% or 1,870 shares. $4.93 million worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc. The firm has "Underweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, March 29.

The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $2.08 and an annual Dividend Yield of 3.15 Percent. Gilead Sciences's payout ratio is now 18.91%. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $66.28. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.48, for a total transaction of $337,400.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 117,988 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,961,830.24. (NASDAQ:GILD) shares were sold by MARTIN JOHN C. WILSON GAYLE E had sold 20,365 shares worth $1.41M. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.18, for a total transaction of $4,926,510.94. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 1.28 and the short float is around of 0.98%. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 718,792 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $56,870,000 after buying an additional 106,530 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC increased its position in Gilead Sciences by 17.4% in the third quarter. The company has grown 10.85% in past 3 months and in the last five trades has moved up 1.21%. W.G. Shaheen & Associates DBA Whitney & Co boosted its position in Gilead Sciences by 9.2% in the third quarter. Albion Financial Group UT raised its position in Gilead Sciences by 0.6% in the third quarter. Private Bank & Trust Co. now owns 5,770 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $457,000 after buying an additional 1,192 shares in the last quarter. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 3,199,969 shares in the company, valued at $214,973,917.42. Investors measure stock performance on the basis of a company's earnings power.

Gilead Sciences, Inc is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines in areas of unmet medical need. The Company's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases and cardiovascular conditions.

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