Gilead Stock Hits New 52-Week High (GILD)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Gilead (Nasdaq: GILD) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $57.69, above its previous 52-week high of $57.10 with three million shares traded as of 10:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 12 million shares over the past 30 days.

Gilead has a market cap of $85.02 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 51.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes human therapeutics for the treatment of life threatening diseases in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.1, 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 increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Gilead Ratings Report.

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