News articles about Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gilead Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.4363176279108 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Gilead Sciences (GILD) Given a $95.00 Price Target by Mizuho Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Expect Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Will Announce Earnings of $1.61 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Gilead Sciences' Investors Better Watch This Regeneron-Alnylam Deal (finance.yahoo.com)
- Gilead Sciences (GILD) Shares Cross 3% Yield Mark – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Guide to Day Traders: Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: GILD) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
Gilead Sciences stock traded down $2.73 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $72.84. The stock had a trading volume of 8,976,615 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,231,907. Gilead Sciences has a 52-week low of $63.76 and a 52-week high of $89.54. The company has a quick ratio of 2.67, a current ratio of 2.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53. The stock has a market capitalization of $95,418.06, a PE ratio of 20.93, a P/E/G ratio of -1.67 and a beta of 1.24.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be paid a $0.57 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.13%. This is a boost from Gilead Sciences’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.52. Gilead Sciences’s payout ratio is currently 65.52%.
Several equities research analysts have commented on GILD shares. ValuEngine raised Gilead Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Credit Suisse Group set a $80.00 target price on Gilead Sciences and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Leerink Swann dropped their target price on Gilead Sciences from $86.00 to $83.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Vetr raised Gilead Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $91.25 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, February 19th. Finally, Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $95.00 target price (up from $90.00) on shares of Gilead Sciences in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Gilead Sciences presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $88.61.
In related news, CFO Robin L. Washington sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.31, for a total transaction of $401,550.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 23,749 shares in the company, valued at $1,907,282.19. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director John Francis Cogan sold 5,833 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.09, for a total value of $467,164.97. Following the sale, the director now owns 58,452 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,681,420.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 436,101 shares of company stock valued at $34,541,560 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.
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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