The shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by UBS in its latest research note that was published on April 10th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $77 price target. UBS wasnâ€™t the only research firm that published a report of Gilead Sciences, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Wells Fargo advised investors in its research note published on February 12th, 2019, to Market Perform the GILD stock while also putting a $68 price target. The stock had earned Neutral rating from Citigroup when it published its report on February 12th, 2019. That day the Citigroup set price target on the stock to $75. The stock was given Outperform rating by Oppenheimer in its report released on January 3rd, 2019, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $85. Barclays was of a view that GILD is Overweight in its latest report on October 26th, 2018 while giving it a price target of $95. Piper Jaffray thinks that GILD is worth Neutral rating. This was contained in the firmâ€™s report on October 26th, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 12 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 7 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $80.43. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 7.00% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stockâ€™s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 42.71.
The shares of the company dipped by -1.36% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $64.35 while ending the day at $64.54. During the trading session, a total of 5.79 million shares were traded which represents a 19.23% incline from the average session volume which is 7.17M shares. GILD had ended its last session trading at 65.43. Gilead Sciences, Inc. currently has a market cap of $83.00B, while its P/E ratio stands at 15.50, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 3.75, with a beta of 1.19. Gilead Sciences, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 1.28, while its quick ratio hovers at 3.30. GILD 52-week low price stands at $60.32 while its 52-week high price is $79.61.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $1.44 earnings per share which is below the $1.70 predicted by most analysts. The Gilead Sciences, Inc. generated $5,795.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $5,501.38 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $1.84 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firmâ€™s revenue was down by -27.78%. Gilead Sciences, Inc. has the potential to record 4.16 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Barclays published a research note on January 16th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) is now rated as Overweight. Their price target on the stock stands at $31. Wells Fargo also rated WMB as Downgrade on February 12th, 2019, with its price target of $68 suggesting that WMB could surge by 10.53% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $28.53/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 0.35% to reach $32.00/share. It started the day trading at $28.70 and traded between $28.34 and $28.63 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that WMBâ€™s 50-day SMA is 27.85 while its 200-day SMA stands at 27.06. At the moment, only of The Williams Companies, Inc. shares were sold short. The companyâ€™s average trading volume currently stands at 7.37M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 3.93 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -0.28%. Looking further, the stock has raised 12.50% over the past 90 days while it gained 7.31% over the last six months.
The change in the stockâ€™s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more WMB shares, increasing its portfolio by +3.55% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 3,232,900 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 94,384,472 shares of WMB, with a total valuation of $2,710,722,036. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more WMB shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $1,876,259,736 worth of shares. SSgA Funds Management Inc followed the path by increasing its WMB portfolio by +0.39% in the quarter. This means that SSgA Funds Management Inc bought 226,577 shares in the last quarter and now controls 58,288,157 shares of the WMB stock, with the valuation hitting $1,674,035,869.
Similarly, Harvest Fund Advisors LLC decreased its The Williams Companies, Inc. shares by -14.79% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -6,159,743 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 35,483,126 shares of The Williams Companies, Inc. which are valued at $1,019,075,379. In the same vein, BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its The Williams Companies, Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 2,257,670 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 30,435,957 shares and is now valued at $874,120,685. Following these latest developments, around 0.10% of The Williams Companies, Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.