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Is Gilead Sciences Inc.(NASDAQ: GILD), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/22/1992. Gilead Sciences Inc. is in the Biotechnology industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Gilead Sciences Inc., is 10680.6, and so far today it has a volume of 7508400. Performance year to date since the 1/22/1992 is -18.25%.

To help you determine whether Gilead Sciences Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 7.17 and forward P/E is 7. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Gilead Sciences Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 3.32 and the P/B ratio is 6.99. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 12.27 and 7.39 respectively.

At the current price Gilead Sciences Inc. is trading at, 81.37 (-0.18% today), Gilead Sciences Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.31%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 15.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 11.35, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -1.17% after growing 62.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -11.50%, and -5.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1319.66, and the number of shares float is 1311.57. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 80.50%. The float short is 1.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.51. Management has seen a return on assets of 32.70%, and also a return on investment of 45.90%.

The ability for Gilead Sciences Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.8, and quick ratio is 1.6. Long term debt/equity is 1.38 and total debt/equity is 1.42. In terms of margins, Gilead Sciences Inc. has a gross margin of 87.10%, with its operating margin at 63.00%, and Gilead Sciences Inc. has a profit margin of 50.50%.

The 52 week high is -25.23%, with 6.77% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.31% and the 200 day simple moving average is -6.70%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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