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Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)

22 October 2017

The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, October 4. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Liberum Capital maintained Mears Group PLC (LON:MER) rating on Thursday, August 18. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $85.64. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 17 by Vetr. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, November 14. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, June 1 by Nordea.

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC reports that it lowered its stake in Gilead Sciences, Inc.by 0.3% as reported in a filing on 10/22/2017. The Electron Capital Partners Llc holds 805,395 shares with $17.92M value, down from 1.01 million last quarter.

Moreover, Hollencrest Limited Liability Corp has 0.08% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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On October 5, 2017 Oppenheimer began coverage of the stock giving it an initial rating of "Perform". It has underperformed by 38.50% the S&P500. Therefore 60% are positive. ValuEngine raised shares of Gilead Sciences from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold". As per Thursday, November 5, the company rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Thursday, February 25 with "Buy". The company has market cap of $105.44 billion. (NASDAQ:GILD) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by Needham. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Monday, August 28 with "Hold". The rating was initiated by Jefferies with "Hold" on Wednesday, September 9. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, October 4 by Bank of America. $668,667 worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc. Three Bays Capital Lp acquired 114,000 shares as Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE)'s stock rose 1.58%.

Among 30 analysts covering Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Earnings per share is generally reported in annualized form from the most recent fiscal year. They expect $2.07 EPS, down 23.33% or $0.63 from last year's $2.7 per share. GILD's profit will be $2.70 billion for 9.81 P/E if the $2.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.51 actual EPS reported by Golar LNG Limited (USA) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.37% EPS growth.

The insider MARTIN JOHN C sold $5.01 million. About 3.80M shares traded.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.14, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 78 investors sold Gilead Sciences, Inc. shares while 538 reduced holdings.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. 505.99 million shares or 0.95% less from 510.84 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Crossvault Capital Management Ltd Liability stated it has 2.81% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. Alliancebernstein LP owns 10.94M shares for 0.6% of their portfolio.

Numina Capital Management Llc increased Wmih Corp (NASDAQ:WMIH) stake by 680,845 shares to 8.89M valued at $11.11 million in 2017Q2. (NASDAQ:GILD). Public Sector Pension Investment Board invested in 149,078 shares. Etrade Capital Management Limited Liability holds 9,462 shares. Kentucky Retirement Insurance Trust Fund stated it has 16,215 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings.

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09/05/2017 - Gilead Sciences, Inc. had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo. (NASDAQ:GILD). Brown Advisory Inc invested in 57,740 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Scotia Cap Inc has 146,411 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Mngmt Ltd Co holds 1.01% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. It also upped Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) stake by 6,524 shares and now owns 134,125 shares. Biogen Idec Inc Com (NASDAQ:BIIB) was raised too. Welch Group LLC now owns 2,857 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $194,000 after purchasing an additional 252 shares during the period. The firm has a market capitalization of $106.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.82 and a beta of 1.14. It has a 8.76 P/E ratio. The Company operates through two segments, which include Housing and Care. The stock decreased 0.75% or $0.16 on October 20, reaching $21.28. To determine the value, the average number of shares outstanding is usually calculated by averaging the number of shares at the beginning of the fiscal period and the number of shares at the end of the period. T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS) has risen 62.63% since October 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.90% the S&P500.