Optimum Investment Advisors Lowers stake in Gilead Sciences (GILD)

Gilead Sciences (GILD) : Optimum Investment Advisors reduced its stake in Gilead Sciences by 5.85% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 87,641 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $7.2 Million after selling 5,446 shares in Gilead Sciences , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016.Gilead Sciences makes up approximately 2.89% of Optimum Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Muhlenkamp Co Inc boosted its stake in GILD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 15 additional shares and now holds a total of 217,990 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $18 Million. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 7.78% of Muhlenkamp Co Inc’s portfolio.Cornerstone Advisors Inc reduced its stake in GILD by selling 7,000 shares or 43.75% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,000 shares of GILD which is valued at $744,300. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.18% of Cornerstone Advisors Inc’s portfolio.Formidable Asset Management reduced its stake in GILD by selling 345 shares or 7.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,560 shares of GILD which is valued at $377,112. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.27% of Formidable Asset Management’s portfolio.Welch Forbes reduced its stake in GILD by selling 12,797 shares or 4.26% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 287,748 shares of GILD which is valued at $24.4 Million. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.76% of Welch Forbes’s portfolio.American National Bank boosted its stake in GILD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,272 additional shares and now holds a total of 37,483 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $3.3 Million. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 1.24% of American National Bank’s portfolio.

Gilead Sciences opened for trading at $82.17 and hit $83.08 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $82.64, with a gain of 0.61% or 0.5 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 79,52,983 shares. Company has a market cap of $110,061,770 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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