Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Credit Suisse Group AG

Jay Anderson
May 20, 2017

Underhill Investment Management LLC now owns 143,150 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $11,326,000 after buying an additional 12,400 shares in the last quarter.

Valuation Ratios of Gilead Sciences, Inc.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. About 705 shares traded.

Shares of Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) declined -3.52% to $6.57. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. Price T Rowe Assocs Md holds 0.01% or 1.22M shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:GILD) was down -1.84% during the last trading session, with a day high of 65.62. General Dynamics Corp now has $58.77B valuation. About 163 shares traded. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) now has a Piotroski Score of 6. Founders Limited Liability holds 0.32% or 10,644 shares in its portfolio. Vision Management invested in 1.76% or 63,010 shares. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 64% are positive.

Research analysts at Leerink Swann cut their Q2 2017 earnings estimates for Gilead Sciences in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, according to Zacks Investment Research. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, November 2 report. The firm has "Strong Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Raymond James. Sure, the percentage is encouraging but more headwinds are coming as looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go down by -5.6%, annually. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, April 29 by Citigroup. (NASDAQ:GILD) rating on Friday, December 18. Stanley Cap Mngmt Lc stated it has 1.88% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned "Neutral" rating by Bank of America on Friday, January 15. The rating was initiated by Sandler O'Neill with "Hold" on Friday, January 20. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. The company was downgraded on Thursday, February 16 by FBR Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.19, from 1.21 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 106 investors sold GILD shares while 656 reduced holdings. 950.84 million shares or 0.69% more from 944.29 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

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Whittier Trust Co decreased Accenture Plc Ireland Shs Class A (NYSE:ACN) stake by 4,130 shares to 21,263 valued at $2.49 million in 2016Q4. (NASDAQ:GILD). Bangor Natl Bank holds 0.23% or 13,799 shares in its portfolio. Cowen and Company set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Gilead Sciences and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 18th. Orrstown Ser Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 145 shares. (NASDAQ:GILD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Buy Gilead And Get HCV For Free" on May 19, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Gilead Sciences Is All About The Cash" published on May 15, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Gilead Sciences: For The Enterprising Investor" on May 15, 2017. Spot Trading Ltd invested in 0.29% or 172,958 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in TESARO Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO) for 433 shares. Fairfield Bush Communication accumulated 0.15% or 6,455 shares. Verition Fund Management Limited Liability stated it has 26,495 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Brandes Invest Lp has 26,261 shares. Yhb Inv Advsrs Incorporated has invested 0.6% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. Whittier Tru Of Nevada Inc invested 0.71% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). 18,726 were reported by Charter Tru.

In related news, Director John Francis Cogan sold 9,943 shares of Gilead Sciences stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 9th. WILSON GAYLE E sold $1.41M worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc. PETERSMEYER GARY S sold $33,401 worth of Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) on Thursday, March 9. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 88,276 shares of company stock worth $5,932,578. The institutional ownership stake in the corporation is 6.70%. Powershares Financial Preferre (PGF) was reduced too.

Among 7 analysts covering Athene Holding (NYSE:ATH), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. had 23 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

All things being equal, stocks with higher earnings-per-share growth rates are generally more desirable than those with slower earnings-per-share growth rates. As per Friday, April 29, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, May 1 by Wells Fargo. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to "Buy" on Tuesday, September 6. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 19. Its up 1.74, from 0.86 in 2016Q3. 115 funds opened positions while 683 raised stakes.

Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP), after opening at $45.00, closed at $43.97 by scoring -3.62%. (NYSE:VZ) for 114,481 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 51,464 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 60,296 are held by Fifth Third Bancorporation. Pentwater Cap Management Limited Partnership accumulated 24,000 shares. About 7,862 shares traded. Moreover, X Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in TESARO Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO).

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