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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 9481.95, and so far today it has a volume of 4250305. Performance year to date since the 1/22/1992 is -14.68%.

To help you determine whether Gilead Sciences Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 7.31 and forward P/E is 6.94. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Gilead Sciences Inc. has a value for PEG of 9.31. P/S ratio is 3.6 and the P/B ratio is 8.82. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 14.2 and 7.43 respectively.

At the current price Gilead Sciences Inc. is trading at, 86.88 (1.69% today), Gilead Sciences Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.20%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 14.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 11.69, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 2.14% after growing 62.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -8.60%, and 2.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1383, and the number of shares float is 1322.84. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 81.80%. The float short is 1.68%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.34. Management has seen a return on assets of 36.60%, 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 1.57 and total debt/equity is 1.7. In terms of margins, Gilead Sciences Inc. has a gross margin of 86.90%, with its operating margin at 65.40%, and Gilead Sciences Inc. has a profit margin of 52.80%.

The 52 week high is -26.46%, with 11.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.10% and the 200 day simple moving average is -6.60%.

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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