Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) Earns Hold Rating from BMO Capital Markets
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at BMO Capital Markets in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Leerink Swann raised their price objective on Gilead Sciences from $84.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. TheStreet upgraded Gilead Sciences from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating and issued a $96.00 price objective (up from $86.00) on shares of Gilead Sciences in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Maxim Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Gilead Sciences in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Mizuho raised their target price on Gilead Sciences from $77.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $85.58.
Shares of Gilead Sciences (GILD) opened at $88.80 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $115,970.00, a PE ratio of 10.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of -1.89 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a quick ratio of 3.56, a current ratio of 3.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10. Gilead Sciences has a 52 week low of $63.76 and a 52 week high of $89.54.
In related news, insider John C. Martin sold 73,333 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.13, for a total transaction of $5,509,508.29. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 3,070,099 shares in the company, valued at approximately $230,656,537.87. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider John F. Milligan sold 220,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.88, for a total value of $16,033,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 591,666 shares of company stock valued at $44,466,567. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.
A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GILD. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Gilead Sciences by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 104,906,494 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $7,425,281,000 after buying an additional 1,937,031 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Gilead Sciences by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 92,841,960 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $6,571,355,000 after buying an additional 2,148,697 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in shares of Gilead Sciences by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 30,881,405 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,185,784,000 after buying an additional 310,607 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Gilead Sciences by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 23,037,303 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,630,581,000 after buying an additional 258,005 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Gilead Sciences by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 16,430,476 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,162,949,000 after buying an additional 116,780 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.11% of the company’s stock.
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Gilead Sciences Company Profile
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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