1. As of noon trading, Gilead ( GILD) is up $0.39 (0.7%) to $57.28 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Gilead exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.25-$57.73 after having opened the day at $56.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.89.

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. Gilead has a market cap of $89.0 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 54.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Gilead a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Gilead Ratings Report now.

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