Gilead Sciences (GILD) : Canada Pension Plan Investment Board scooped up 1,406,658 additional shares in Gilead Sciences during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 6,362,654 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $506,849,018.Gilead Sciences makes up approximately 1.94% of Canada Pension Plan Investment Boards portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Azimuth Capital Management boosted its stake in GILD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,102 additional shares and now holds a total of 17,893 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $1,425,356. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.12% of Azimuth Capital Managements portfolio.Sandy Spring Bank reduced its stake in GILD by selling 635 shares or 1.7% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 36,816 shares of GILD which is valued at $2,935,708. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.33% of Sandy Spring Banks portfolio.Rdl Financial Inc reduced its stake in GILD by selling 1,719 shares or 4.43% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 37,047 shares of GILD which is valued at $2,967,094. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 2.14% of Rdl Financial Incs portfolio.Wedge Capital Management L L Pnc boosted its stake in GILD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 132,175 additional shares and now holds a total of 572,650 shares of Gilead Sciences which is valued at $45,508,496. Gilead Sciences makes up approx 0.50% of Wedge Capital Management L L Pncs portfolio.
Gilead Sciences opened for trading at $81.46 and hit $81.64 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $81.47, with a gain of 0.68% or 0.55 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 82,79,418 shares. Company has a market cap of $107,513 M.
On the companys financial health, Gilead Sciences reported $3.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Jul 25, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $3.01. The company had revenue of $7776.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $7795.08 million. The companys revenue was down -5.7 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $3.15 EPS.
Investors should note that on Jul 25, 2016, Gilead Sciences announced a cash dividend of $0.4700. The companys management has announced Sep 14, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 16, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 29, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Gilead Sciences. Gilead Sciences was Downgraded by Argus to Hold on Jul 29, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 26, 2016 to Outperform and Lowered the Price Target to $ 105 from a previous price target of $120 .Gilead Sciences was Downgraded by Needham to Hold on Jul 26, 2016.
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.
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