Gilead Sciences (GILD) was Initiated by Gabelli & Co to “Buy” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $109. Gabelli & Co advised their investors in a research report released on Jun 1, 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 .
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.
Gilead Sciences opened for trading at $85.82 and hit $86.02 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $85.82, with a gain of 0.62% or 0.53 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 61,25,943 shares. Company has a market cap of $114,297 M.
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.
In a different news, on May 4, 2016, Paul Rutherford Carter (EVP Commercial Ops) sold 2,000 shares at $88.72 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 4, 2016, John F Milligan (President and CEO) sold 112,000 shares at $87.70 per share price. On May 4, 2016, John C Martin (Executive Chairman) sold 100,000 shares at $87.83 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
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.