Analyst Research and Recommendations: Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), HP Inc. (HPQ)

Posted February 09, 2017

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for GILD to be -21.4%. Q4 EPS of $2.70 vs. $3.32 is $0.06 below our estimate. (NASDAQ:GILD) is under coverage by number of analysts. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $2.36/share and a High Estimate of $2.87/share. Not only does this range represents a drop of almost 22% at this midpoint, but it also is a far cry from the $26.3 billion in revenue that Wall Street was expecting.

Full year 2016 total revenues were $30.4 billion, compared to $32.6 billion for 2015.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Biotechnology has a current market price of 73 and the change is 0.84%.

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Gilead has been dominating the market for hepatitis C drugs, where prices for the costly medicines have decreased amid competition from rivals AbbVie Inc., maker of hepatitis C treatment Viekira Pak, and Merck & Co., maker of Zepatier.

Gilead Sciences opened for trading at $72.56 and hit $73.3 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $73.13, with a gain of 1.02% or 0.74 points. While the actual EPS the company reported in the same quarter previous year was 3.32/share. Gilead Sciences has a 52 week low of $69.78 and a 52 week high of $103.10. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -0.14% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -1.08% and -7.94% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on April 26, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 24, 2017. The volume of 12.51 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 9.61 Million shares. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,296 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 774 shares during the period. TMD & Associates Inc. raised its position in Gilead Sciences by 14.2% in the third quarter. The company's Relative strength index is 50.38. Similarly, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 17.11% and for the year was -22.20%, while the YTD performance remained at 4.80%. This is built on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price target on shares of Gilead Sciences to $79.00 in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Cowen and Company set a $120.00 target price on shares of Gilead Sciences and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Sunday, October 23rd. The stock closed up by 0.74 at $73.13. Believe it or not, the fact that GILD stock is trading with losses of just 5% is a huge win for Gilead stock bulls, because that quarter was horrendous. The Insider Ownership of the company now is 0.3 percent, and Institutional Ownership is 77.2 percent. Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) has a Return on Assets of 4.6 percent, Return on Equity of 33.9 percent, while Return on Investment of 9.4 percent. The company had revenue of $7.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.47 billion. Thus showing a Surprise of -3.8 percent.