Is Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) A Safe Bet For Investors?


Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) closed its last session at $81.82. The stock traded within a range of $79.98 and $82.29. The company operates in the Healthcare sector with a market capitalization of 106.86 Million. Trading volume for Gilead Sciences Inc. was 6.99 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has an average volume of 8.77 Million.

Company Profile

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. The Company strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead’s portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions. Their portfolio of marketed products includes a number of category firsts, including complete treatment regimens for HIV infection available in a once-daily single pill and the first oral antiretroviral pill available to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection in certain high-risk adults.

Analyst Views

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) received a Buy rating from 4 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 4 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) touched its 1-Year High price of $89.54 on 01/29/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $63.76 on 06/16/17.

EPS & Financials

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.78/Share beating the analyst estimate of $1.67/Share by a difference of $0.11. This showed a surprise of 6.6% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 22 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.64/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.84/share and a low EPS of $1.36/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $5.37 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 5.68 Billion and 5.04 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has a 20-Day average volume of 10.67 Million. According to today’s trading volume Gilead Sciences Inc. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.3 Percent and Institutional ownership of 79.6 Percent. The return on assets stands at 20.4%, Return on Equity currently is 56.2% and the Return on Investment value is 31%.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) gross margin percentage stands at 83.3% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 63.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 46.8 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.18% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 5.29 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 9.6 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 14.21 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 63.1%. The return on invested capital is at 31%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 11.74.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 9.6%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 14.21% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.