Gilead Stock Hits New 52-Week High (GILD)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Gilead (Nasdaq: GILD) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $67.72, above its previous 52-week high of $67.55 with 4.9 million shares traded as of 1:50 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 6.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Gilead has a market cap of $50.85 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 64.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes human therapeutics for the treatment of life threatening diseases worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 20.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Gilead as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Gilead Ratings Report.

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