Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co Lowers stake in Gilead Sciences (GILD)

Gilead Sciences (GILD) : Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co reduced its stake in Gilead Sciences by 83.08% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 7,700 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $636,790 after selling 37,800 shares in Gilead Sciences , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 11, 2016.Gilead Sciences makes up approximately 0.14% of Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Balasa Dinverno Foltz reduced its stake in GILD by selling 3,329 shares or 25.07% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,952 shares of GILD which is valued at $823,030. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.15% of Balasa Dinverno Foltz’s portfolio.Wfg Advisors Lp reduced its stake in GILD by selling 10 shares or 0.29% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,489 shares of GILD which is valued at $288,540. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.08% of Wfg Advisors Lp’s portfolio. Investment Partners Ltd Oh Adv added GILD to its portfolio by purchasing 2,628 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $217,336. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.14% of Investment Partners Ltd Oh Adv’s portfolio.Pillar Pacific Capital Management boosted its stake in GILD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,268 additional shares and now holds a total of 97,410 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $8.2 Million. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 1.43% of Pillar Pacific Capital Management’s portfolio.Underhill Investment Management reduced its stake in GILD by selling 14,450 shares or 11.35% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 112,900 shares of GILD which is valued at $10 Million. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 5.09% of Underhill Investment Management’s portfolio.

Gilead Sciences opened for trading at $82.7 and hit $83.83 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $83.61, with a gain of 1.10% or 0.91 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 65,08,125 shares. Company has a market cap of $111,354 M.

On the company’s financial health, Gilead Sciences reported $3.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.10 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $3.13. The company had revenue of $7794.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $8065.42 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.94 EPS.

Investors should note that on Apr 28, 2016, Gilead Sciences announced a cash dividend of $0.4700. The company’s management has announced Jun 14, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jun 16, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jun 29, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Gilead Sciences. Gilead Sciences was Downgraded by Maxim Group to ” Hold” on Apr 29, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by UBS on Apr 29, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 118 from a previous price target of $130 .Shares were Reiterated by Leerink Partners on Mar 16, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 127 from a previous price target of $130 .

Gilead Sciences Inc. (Gilead) is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers develops and commercializes innovative medicines. The Company’s primary areas of focus include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection oncology and inflammation and serious cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. The Company’s HIV products include Stribild Complera/Eviplera Atripla Truvada Viread Emtriva Tybost and Vitekta. Its Liver Diseases products include Harvoni Sovaldi Viread and Hepsera. Zydelig is the Company’s oncology product. Its Cardiovascular products include Letairis Ranexa and Lexiscan/Rapiscan. Its Respiratory products include Cayston and Tamiflu. Its other products include AmBisome and Macugen.

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