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California based Gilead Sciences Inc Shares Performs Better

Gilead Sciences Inc. shares inched 0.93% higher to $69.29 Thursday. This proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.47% to 4,239.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.06% to 34,466.24.

Gilead Sciences Inc. closed $9.65 short of its 52-week high ($78.94), which the company achieved on July 20th. The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ rose 0.90% to $167.08, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 2.84% to $76.14, and AbbVie Inc. ABBV rose 1.96% to $116.24.

Gilead Sciences Inc trading volume (8.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 6.9 M.This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. its current price of $67.43 per share and the market cap of $84.6 billion, Gilead Sciences stock shows every sign of being moderately undervalued.

Gilead Sciences has a cash-to-debt ratio of 0.19, which is worse than 81% of the companies in the Drug Manufacturers industry. GuruFocus ranks the overall financial strength of Gilead Sciences at 4 out of 10, which indicates that the financial strength of Gilead Sciences is poor. California based pharmaceuticals have been profitable 10 years over the past 10 years. During the past 12 months, the company had revenues of $25.6 billion and earnings of $0.23 a share. Its operating margin of 40.60% is better than 97% of the companies in the Drug Manufacturers industry.

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