Gilead Sciences (GILD) : Landscape Capital Management L.l.c. added new position in Gilead Sciences during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 101,880 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $8.4 Million , the company said in a statement filed on May 11, 2016 with the SEC.Gilead Sciences makes up approximately 1.04% of Landscape Capital Management L.l.c.’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Essex Financial Services reduced its stake in GILD by selling 4,672 shares or 12.53% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 32,622 shares of GILD which is valued at $2.7 Million. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.66% of Essex Financial Services’s portfolio.Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.a. reduced its stake in GILD by selling 2,316,705 shares or 6.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 36,117,343 shares of GILD which is valued at $2,986.9 Million. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.50% of Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.a.’s portfolio.Cabot Wealth Management Inc boosted its stake in GILD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 142 additional shares and now holds a total of 54,125 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $4.5 Million. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 1.25% of Cabot Wealth Management Inc’s portfolio.Zevin Asset Management boosted its stake in GILD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 52 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,452 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $376,995. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.11% of Zevin Asset Management’s portfolio.Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd. boosted its stake in GILD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 46,348 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,324,012 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $205 Million. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.65% of Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd.’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 Companys 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 Companys 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 Companys 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.