Gilead Sciences Inc.

GILD-Q

NASDAQ:GILD

67.80
0.72 (1.07%)
Gilead Sciences is an American biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes drugs.
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Analysis and Opinions about GILD-Q

Signal
Opinion
Expert
HOLD
HOLD
August 27, 2019
A drug company that was the poster boy for high prices for drugs including hep-C creating some bad sentiment. The company has a good pipeline on HIV drugs. It trades at less than 9 times earnings. The worst is behind them. Yield 4%
A drug company that was the poster boy for high prices for drugs including hep-C creating some bad sentiment. The company has a good pipeline on HIV drugs. It trades at less than 9 times earnings. The worst is behind them. Yield 4%
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$63.301
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 22, 2019

It has been a bit of a value trap for years. They were effective in the cure for HEP-C. For them it has been a declining revenue steam. They made an acquisition that did not work out. Revenues have dropped 40% over the last 5 years. He would stay clear of it.

It has been a bit of a value trap for years. They were effective in the cure for HEP-C. For them it has been a declining revenue steam. They made an acquisition that did not work out. Revenues have dropped 40% over the last 5 years. He would stay clear of it.

Gordon Reid
President, GoodReid Investment Counsel
Price
$64.220
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
July 17, 2019
It's been painful as it consolidates for the past 18 months. They have a hepatitis franchise, an expensive drug, that came off patent. Gilead failed to reinvest those profits, too. Their HIV franichise is doing very well. They acquired some companies, which look promising. The CEO is doing a good job. They are trading 9.5x fowarding earnings. Great dividend yield and balance sheet.
It's been painful as it consolidates for the past 18 months. They have a hepatitis franchise, an expensive drug, that came off patent. Gilead failed to reinvest those profits, too. Their HIV franichise is doing very well. They acquired some companies, which look promising. The CEO is doing a good job. They are trading 9.5x fowarding earnings. Great dividend yield and balance sheet.
Paul MacDonald
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Harvest Portfolios Group
Price
$66.920
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 29, 2019
(A Top Pick Jun 27/18, Down 5%) An analyst just issued a sell report on them -- calling for a 10% downturn. It trades about 8.5 times earnings. They were victims of their success in hepatitis medicine as it cured too many people, he says. It pays a 4% yield.
(A Top Pick Jun 27/18, Down 5%) An analyst just issued a sell report on them -- calling for a 10% downturn. It trades about 8.5 times earnings. They were victims of their success in hepatitis medicine as it cured too many people, he says. It pays a 4% yield.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$63.370
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
May 3, 2019
Value trap for so long for so many. Cure for Hep C had generated huge cash flow. HIV franchise is leading the pack. Yesterday's numbers are fantastic. Likes that they've diversified their assets. New CEO gave realistic guidance. Likes it at these levels.
Value trap for so long for so many. Cure for Hep C had generated huge cash flow. HIV franchise is leading the pack. Yesterday's numbers are fantastic. Likes that they've diversified their assets. New CEO gave realistic guidance. Likes it at these levels.
Paul MacDonald
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Harvest Portfolios Group
Price
$67.130
Owned
Unknown
N/A
N/A
March 14, 2019
The pharmaceuticals and the health technology are not his skill set. The balance sheet is OK for a pharmaceutical. The analyst community seems to like it. (Analysts’ price target is $80.70)
The pharmaceuticals and the health technology are not his skill set. The balance sheet is OK for a pharmaceutical. The analyst community seems to like it. (Analysts’ price target is $80.70)
Chris Stuchberry
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth
Price
$64.790
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
March 13, 2019
He's owned this for four years, but it's struggled in the past two as they've transitioned from their hepatitis C drug era (limited growth). But they just announced great results on a new HIV drug. It's a value trap though looking cheap at 9x earnings. Pays a 3.8% dividend. They still generate lots of cash flow. He'd stick with it. At least you get that yield. Also, they just got a new CEO, so they're in transition.
He's owned this for four years, but it's struggled in the past two as they've transitioned from their hepatitis C drug era (limited growth). But they just announced great results on a new HIV drug. It's a value trap though looking cheap at 9x earnings. Pays a 3.8% dividend. They still generate lots of cash flow. He'd stick with it. At least you get that yield. Also, they just got a new CEO, so they're in transition.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$65.750
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 6, 2019
Stay away. It's a broken chart. Simple as that. Also, there will be a wall of sellers on the way up, if and when it does go up.
Stay away. It's a broken chart. Simple as that. Also, there will be a wall of sellers on the way up, if and when it does go up.
Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$62.530
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
December 21, 2018
He still likes it here and especially at these valuations. The new CEO will be good. They have announced a couple of new joint ventures and it is trading at less than 10 times earnings. Their HEP-C advantage has been declining, but they have growth in their HIV franchise.
He still likes it here and especially at these valuations. The new CEO will be good. They have announced a couple of new joint ventures and it is trading at less than 10 times earnings. Their HEP-C advantage has been declining, but they have growth in their HIV franchise.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$62.620
Owned
Unknown
WATCH
WATCH
December 3, 2018
A frustrating stock. They have expensive drugs, such as for hepatitis C. They failed to build out their franchise and not making acquisitions, and have only been doing that in the past few years. Their HIV franchise is doing quite well, though. They acquired Kite Pharma which could be a game-changer later. It's trading at 10x earnings. Upcoming catalysts are a liver study in Q1/Q2 could be positive. Maybe. But is GILD a value trap or opportunity? Buy it as its chart improves.
A frustrating stock. They have expensive drugs, such as for hepatitis C. They failed to build out their franchise and not making acquisitions, and have only been doing that in the past few years. Their HIV franchise is doing quite well, though. They acquired Kite Pharma which could be a game-changer later. It's trading at 10x earnings. Upcoming catalysts are a liver study in Q1/Q2 could be positive. Maybe. But is GILD a value trap or opportunity? Buy it as its chart improves.
Paul MacDonald
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Harvest Portfolios Group
Price
$70.860
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 29, 2018
Value play. It's been hammered, trading at around 10X future PE, cheap. The market is valuing their HCV business to basically zero, and that's the side of the business that's been hurt with the generics coming out and pushing the prices lower. Their HIV business has been doing pretty well. New CEO coming in, they have $32B in cash and waiting to see how this cash will be spent. Yield 3.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $86.95)
Value play. It's been hammered, trading at around 10X future PE, cheap. The market is valuing their HCV business to basically zero, and that's the side of the business that's been hurt with the generics coming out and pushing the prices lower. Their HIV business has been doing pretty well. New CEO coming in, they have $32B in cash and waiting to see how this cash will be spent. Yield 3.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $86.95)
Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$69.690
Owned
Yes
WAIT
WAIT
November 26, 2018
Has had a pullback over the last 3 years. Their return on capital has gone down. They have had tough competition and some products going off patent. He would wait to see improved results before he decided on a position.
Has had a pullback over the last 3 years. Their return on capital has gone down. They have had tough competition and some products going off patent. He would wait to see improved results before he decided on a position.
Matt Kacur
President, FSA Financial Science and Art
Price
$66.530
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 21, 2018
This is a US biotechnology company. They are big on treatments for HIV and hepatitis. It trades at a cheap valuation. There is competition from other big pharma and generics and biologics. It is reasonably cheap but depends on finding new markets for their drugs.
This is a US biotechnology company. They are big on treatments for HIV and hepatitis. It trades at a cheap valuation. There is competition from other big pharma and generics and biologics. It is reasonably cheap but depends on finding new markets for their drugs.
Michael Simpson, CFA
Senior Vice-President, Sentry Investments
Price
$66.740
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
October 29, 2018

Has long owned it and likes it. They had some bad years when they overpriced their hepatitis C drug and received bad press. They also sell HIV and heart drugs, sectors that are growing. They increased their guidance last week, a rarity these days. At 10x earnings, he'd buy it, not sell it. One overhang is that their CEO is leaving.

Has long owned it and likes it. They had some bad years when they overpriced their hepatitis C drug and received bad press. They also sell HIV and heart drugs, sectors that are growing. They increased their guidance last week, a rarity these days. At 10x earnings, he'd buy it, not sell it. One overhang is that their CEO is leaving.

Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$70.900
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 27, 2018

The valuation continues to get lower and lower. They have a lot of cash. Their HEP-C and HIV businesses were 50/50 and now the HEP-C business is only 25%. The new CEO coming is to spend some of the cash intelligently. (Analysts’ target: $88.05).

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD-Q)
September 27, 2018

The valuation continues to get lower and lower. They have a lot of cash. Their HEP-C and HIV businesses were 50/50 and now the HEP-C business is only 25%. The new CEO coming is to spend some of the cash intelligently. (Analysts’ target: $88.05).

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$76.580
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 31, 2018

(A Top Pick August 3/2017, Up 8%) Recently exited and bought JNJ instead. Hurt by own success with drugs that cure. Great for society, but not great for the equity. Waiting for transitional acquisition that’s not coming.

(A Top Pick August 3/2017, Up 8%) Recently exited and bought JNJ instead. Hurt by own success with drugs that cure. Great for society, but not great for the equity. Waiting for transitional acquisition that’s not coming.

Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$33.510
Owned
No
WATCH
WATCH
July 30, 2018

It has had a long, long downtrend and recently found its footing, hitting his downside target of four times book value. $65 would be a good floor on this stock at which point you buy.

It has had a long, long downtrend and recently found its footing, hitting his downside target of four times book value. $65 would be a good floor on this stock at which point you buy.

Ross Healy
Chairman, Strategic Analysis Corp
Price
$76.320
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
July 5, 2018

Looking at the graph it has been in a very difficult position in the last coupe of years. They essentially cured hepatitis C. It was an expensive drug. $98,000 per patient. It has come off patent. Competitors came to produce it now. They have been on the penalty box for the past year and a half. But they are making inroads on other drugs. They have had meaningful trials. At this value there is a good opportunity.

Looking at the graph it has been in a very difficult position in the last coupe of years. They essentially cured hepatitis C. It was an expensive drug. $98,000 per patient. It has come off patent. Competitors came to produce it now. They have been on the penalty box for the past year and a half. But they are making inroads on other drugs. They have had meaningful trials. At this value there is a good opportunity.

Paul MacDonald
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Harvest Portfolios Group
Price
$72.810
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 27, 2018

Gilead is trading at 10.5x next year's earnings, and just increased its dividend. They're losing sales on their hepatitis C franchise which was a winner for them three years ago. But they have advances in oncology through a recent purchase. Good, new drug products are coming out which could lead to growth. Lots of free cash flow and some buybacks. They need, however, growth to justify high valuations. This will be a slow road, but a good one. (Analysts' price target: $85.72)

Gilead is trading at 10.5x next year's earnings, and just increased its dividend. They're losing sales on their hepatitis C franchise which was a winner for them three years ago. But they have advances in oncology through a recent purchase. Good, new drug products are coming out which could lead to growth. Lots of free cash flow and some buybacks. They need, however, growth to justify high valuations. This will be a slow road, but a good one. (Analysts' price target: $85.72)

Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$68.640
Owned
Yes
WATCH
WATCH
June 7, 2018

It has been in the news a lot. They own technology that is a cure for Hep-C. There is a lot of controversy as they are expensive and a cure costs about $90,000. Lobby groups have negotiated better pricing. It has had huge cash flow and great earnings but is falling dramatically.

It has been in the news a lot. They own technology that is a cure for Hep-C. There is a lot of controversy as they are expensive and a cure costs about $90,000. Lobby groups have negotiated better pricing. It has had huge cash flow and great earnings but is falling dramatically.

Gordon Reid
President, GoodReid Investment Counsel
Price
$71.900
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 2, 2018

They took a huge hit with their hepatitis C drug, their key product, facing generic competition, while they have nothing else in the pipeline. They need to acquire or do something with their cash to grow. Sales are flagging.

They took a huge hit with their hepatitis C drug, their key product, facing generic competition, while they have nothing else in the pipeline. They need to acquire or do something with their cash to grow. Sales are flagging.

John Zechner
Chairman, J. Zechner & Assoc
Price
$66.880
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
April 20, 2018

He thinks the downward pressure is almost done on price. They are building an arsenal in the oncology and HIV areas. They have a good pipeline of opportunities and he likes management. He would buy it here.

He thinks the downward pressure is almost done on price. They are building an arsenal in the oncology and HIV areas. They have a good pipeline of opportunities and he likes management. He would buy it here.

Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$73.700
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 21, 2018

It's been painful to own. Their primary drug cured hepatitis C, the holy grail. But there's little recurring revenue here, and it disappointed investors by not reinvesting their cash. However, their new HIV franchise could take market share. A hated stock for a long time, but that sentiment is now changing. Your patience is now being rewarded.

It's been painful to own. Their primary drug cured hepatitis C, the holy grail. But there's little recurring revenue here, and it disappointed investors by not reinvesting their cash. However, their new HIV franchise could take market share. A hated stock for a long time, but that sentiment is now changing. Your patience is now being rewarded.

Paul MacDonald
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Harvest Portfolios Group
Price
$76.490
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
March 20, 2018

He likes the company. It had some difficulties but is recovering slowly. He likes the prospects for the business. (Analysts’ price target is 89$)

He likes the company. It had some difficulties but is recovering slowly. He likes the prospects for the business. (Analysts’ price target is 89$)

Geoff Scott
Institutional Portfolio Manager, Cambridge Global Asset Management
Price
$76.920
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 14, 2018

(A Top Pick June 2/17 Up 28%). He still likes this company and sees it as a value play. His model price is $100. He would love to see another pullback to $65 to buy more, but suspects it will continue to move higher.

(A Top Pick June 2/17 Up 28%). He still likes this company and sees it as a value play. His model price is $100. He would love to see another pullback to $65 to buy more, but suspects it will continue to move higher.

Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$81.100
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 12, 2018

(A Top Pick Feb.23, 2017, Up 23%) Their HIV business continues to grow. Their Hep C business was so good it was curing people too quickly, so their revenue declined. He bought it when the market was undervaluing both businesses. Meanwhile, GILD had lots of cash, so he expected them to do a deal. They did one for a company treating blood cancer, and that's working well. Should continue to grow rapidly and make another acquisition.

(A Top Pick Feb.23, 2017, Up 23%) Their HIV business continues to grow. Their Hep C business was so good it was curing people too quickly, so their revenue declined. He bought it when the market was undervaluing both businesses. Meanwhile, GILD had lots of cash, so he expected them to do a deal. They did one for a company treating blood cancer, and that's working well. Should continue to grow rapidly and make another acquisition.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$81.060
Owned
Unknown
WATCH
WATCH
February 20, 2018

Really good valuation, but down 30% from highs three years ago. Known as the hepatitis C virus company, but the constant push-down on this stock is competition on the hepatitis C program. Done some M&A which pleased investors.

Owned it when a lot of people exited pharma during the U.S. election when candidates threatened these stocks. Better investments in other sectors like tech. That said, he doesn't own it now, but would love to own it later.

Really good valuation, but down 30% from highs three years ago. Known as the hepatitis C virus company, but the constant push-down on this stock is competition on the hepatitis C program. Done some M&A which pleased investors.

Owned it when a lot of people exited pharma during the U.S. election when candidates threatened these stocks. Better investments in other sectors like tech. That said, he doesn't own it now, but would love to own it later.

Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$80.940
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
February 2, 2018

Issues about competition with its drugs. Earns 26% ROIC, EBITDA has come down. In a good area, including oncology and HIV. A good pipeline, cash flow and valuations. Likes it a lot.

Issues about competition with its drugs. Earns 26% ROIC, EBITDA has come down. In a good area, including oncology and HIV. A good pipeline, cash flow and valuations. Likes it a lot.

Matt Kacur
President, FSA Financial Science and Art
Price
$81.730
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 1, 2018

(A Top Pick January 16/17. Up 14.3%) A pharmaceutical company. It collapsed at that time and that is why they bought it trading at 8 times earnings. It has a good dividend yield. It has two drugs. One of the drugs is curing everybody and revenue coming from there was falling and the market people overemphasize that. They have a lot of cash on hand. They think it could buy more things like a recent very good acquisition of a company with a new technique to fight cancer.

(A Top Pick January 16/17. Up 14.3%) A pharmaceutical company. It collapsed at that time and that is why they bought it trading at 8 times earnings. It has a good dividend yield. It has two drugs. One of the drugs is curing everybody and revenue coming from there was falling and the market people overemphasize that. They have a lot of cash on hand. They think it could buy more things like a recent very good acquisition of a company with a new technique to fight cancer.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$83.490
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 11, 2018

They had a great pop. He stepped out of Biotech and healthcare as a sector went to a neutral. He is more cautious on this as the entry gets higher.

They had a great pop. He stepped out of Biotech and healthcare as a sector went to a neutral. He is more cautious on this as the entry gets higher.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$79.060
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 29, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 30/16. Up 3%.) A biotech company. Had 2 big products, a hep C drug and an HIV drug. The HIV drugs are doing quite well. The hep C drug is so good it cured people faster than expected. The stock ran up on the hep C drug, and is now declining. They have a lot of cash and acquired a pharmaceuticals company, which is a good acquisition for them. Good dividend yield and they should benefit from tax reform. He still likes this.

(A Top Pick Dec 30/16. Up 3%.) A biotech company. Had 2 big products, a hep C drug and an HIV drug. The HIV drugs are doing quite well. The hep C drug is so good it cured people faster than expected. The stock ran up on the hep C drug, and is now declining. They have a lot of cash and acquired a pharmaceuticals company, which is a good acquisition for them. Good dividend yield and they should benefit from tax reform. He still likes this.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$71.640
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 19, 2017

Has always shied away from this. They had a very successful ramp with their HEP C drug portfolio, a peak, followed by a fairly rapid decline. The decline came on a couple of issues. It was a total cure so there wasn't a recurring customer. Also, a number of other pharmacies came out with products that competed effectively, so there was price competition. The HEP C portfolio is falling about 40% year-over-year.

Has always shied away from this. They had a very successful ramp with their HEP C drug portfolio, a peak, followed by a fairly rapid decline. The decline came on a couple of issues. It was a total cure so there wasn't a recurring customer. Also, a number of other pharmacies came out with products that competed effectively, so there was price competition. The HEP C portfolio is falling about 40% year-over-year.

Gordon Reid
President, GoodReid Investment Counsel
Price
$74.350
Owned
No
WAIT
WAIT
December 12, 2017

Has a very strong balance sheet, and is looking for future growth. They’re not able to satisfy that organically, so are going out to make acquisitions. They announced one a few months ago, and expects they are going to continue to look. However, they are not cheap, so Gilead may have to pay a very full price. The company is well-managed and owns fine assets, but she would wait.

Has a very strong balance sheet, and is looking for future growth. They’re not able to satisfy that organically, so are going out to make acquisitions. They announced one a few months ago, and expects they are going to continue to look. However, they are not cheap, so Gilead may have to pay a very full price. The company is well-managed and owns fine assets, but she would wait.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$76.090
Owned
No
WATCH
WATCH
November 30, 2017

He bought it at this level 3 or 4 year ago. The growth has stopped. The HEP C drugs caused it to run as well but they cured people so it was not going to lend itself to a lot of recurring revenue. The worst is behind them. They have other drugs in HIV and Oncology that could get the growth back up.

He bought it at this level 3 or 4 year ago. The growth has stopped. The HEP C drugs caused it to run as well but they cured people so it was not going to lend itself to a lot of recurring revenue. The worst is behind them. They have other drugs in HIV and Oncology that could get the growth back up.

Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$74.780
Owned
Yes
WATCH
WATCH
November 28, 2017

Technically, this has been having a difficult time in the last little while. It has a period of seasonal strength from about mid-December to around April of each year. We are not in the period of seasonal strength yet. It is forming a base pattern. Technically, if it gets above $78 level, that would be a confirmation of the bottoming pattern and that the security is going into its period of seasonal strength.

Technically, this has been having a difficult time in the last little while. It has a period of seasonal strength from about mid-December to around April of each year. We are not in the period of seasonal strength yet. It is forming a base pattern. Technically, if it gets above $78 level, that would be a confirmation of the bottoming pattern and that the security is going into its period of seasonal strength.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$72.590
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 23, 2017

This has recently gone higher, to about $80, so there will be people wanting to sell. Avoid. You may have to wait a couple of years before the oversupply can be digested. Dividend yield of 2.86%.

This has recently gone higher, to about $80, so there will be people wanting to sell. Avoid. You may have to wait a couple of years before the oversupply can be digested. Dividend yield of 2.86%.

William Chin
Portfolio manager, Caldwell Investment Management
Price
$72.820
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
November 6, 2017

They lost a lot with the HPV vaccine. They have so much cash on their balance sheet that they can pretty much buy anything they want. She likes it and owns it. They have opportunities through acquisitions.

They lost a lot with the HPV vaccine. They have so much cash on their balance sheet that they can pretty much buy anything they want. She likes it and owns it. They have opportunities through acquisitions.

Erin Gibbs
V.P., S&P Global Market Intelligence
Price
$72.380
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 2, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 29/16. Up 1%.) Part of the issue with them was that they had a couple of drugs, one for hepatitis C that was so good that it was curing people. The market was worried that revenues were going to fall off because of that. They had lots of cash, so recently made an acquisition in the cancer area. They still have lots of cash. Thinks the AIDS drug will do well for them. They still have things in their pipeline that people are giving zero credit for.

(A Top Pick Nov 29/16. Up 1%.) Part of the issue with them was that they had a couple of drugs, one for hepatitis C that was so good that it was curing people. The market was worried that revenues were going to fall off because of that. They had lots of cash, so recently made an acquisition in the cancer area. They still have lots of cash. Thinks the AIDS drug will do well for them. They still have things in their pipeline that people are giving zero credit for.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$73.810
Owned
Yes
SELL
SELL
October 10, 2017

Looking at a long-term chart, you can see the bleed, especially over a longer than a 1-year timeframe. They’ve had a very mixed quarterly performance. This is ultimately going to fall into that trap where you are facing a wall of people who have been buying it all the way down, and you are going to be meeting those people who are selling on the way up. The kind of situation he would step out of if he were in it.

Looking at a long-term chart, you can see the bleed, especially over a longer than a 1-year timeframe. They’ve had a very mixed quarterly performance. This is ultimately going to fall into that trap where you are facing a wall of people who have been buying it all the way down, and you are going to be meeting those people who are selling on the way up. The kind of situation he would step out of if he were in it.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$83.040
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 22, 2017

This is among biotech stocks which historically, have done very well from April right through until the end of September. It happened again this year, although it didn’t happen last year. Look for an opportunity to take profits on strength.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD-Q)
September 22, 2017

This is among biotech stocks which historically, have done very well from April right through until the end of September. It happened again this year, although it didn’t happen last year. Look for an opportunity to take profits on strength.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$83.270
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 22, 2017

(A Top Pick Oct 27/16. Up 13%.) Felt that a lot of the pharmaceutical companies had been beaten up and there would be a big uptick. The stock actually went down for quite a while. They did very, very well because of their HIV and hepatitis C drug. The problem with the hepatitis C drug is that they were curing people too quickly. Just made a recent acquisition on the cancer side which pushed the stock up a great deal. He still likes this.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD-Q)
September 22, 2017

(A Top Pick Oct 27/16. Up 13%.) Felt that a lot of the pharmaceutical companies had been beaten up and there would be a big uptick. The stock actually went down for quite a while. They did very, very well because of their HIV and hepatitis C drug. The problem with the hepatitis C drug is that they were curing people too quickly. Just made a recent acquisition on the cancer side which pushed the stock up a great deal. He still likes this.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$83.270
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
September 14, 2017

They recently made an acquisition. If Kyte was so great why did they sell out? GILD has the ability to take them to market. The knock on the stock has been this cash cow and not reinvesting in their pipeline. They are not into oncology. Novartis got approval on a similar drug recently and that drove the stock higher. You are okay to hold this here. Let’s get through this November date.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD-Q)
September 14, 2017

They recently made an acquisition. If Kyte was so great why did they sell out? GILD has the ability to take them to market. The knock on the stock has been this cash cow and not reinvesting in their pipeline. They are not into oncology. Novartis got approval on a similar drug recently and that drove the stock higher. You are okay to hold this here. Let’s get through this November date.

Paul MacDonald
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Harvest Portfolios Group
Price
$82.290
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 12, 2017

About 50% of its franchises are based in hepatitis C. You really have to be careful, because this franchise is slowing. They have 2 prospective years of negative earnings growth, which is a huge headwind. Value this on its long-term cash flows. There are 2 things to consider. 1.) How sustainable are they. If that continues, then you have a leg to stand on. 2.) If you have falling rates, that is good for valuation. The problem is, we are probably going to have flat to rising rates, and Pharma M&A is a bit of a dice roll. He doesn’t buy into the story, and would prefer the Spdr S&P Biotech ETF (XBI-N). You could be a little more conservative using the iShares D J Medical Devices ETF (IHI-N).

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD-Q)
September 12, 2017

About 50% of its franchises are based in hepatitis C. You really have to be careful, because this franchise is slowing. They have 2 prospective years of negative earnings growth, which is a huge headwind. Value this on its long-term cash flows. There are 2 things to consider. 1.) How sustainable are they. If that continues, then you have a leg to stand on. 2.) If you have falling rates, that is good for valuation. The problem is, we are probably going to have flat to rising rates, and Pharma M&A is a bit of a dice roll. He doesn’t buy into the story, and would prefer the Spdr S&P Biotech ETF (XBI-N). You could be a little more conservative using the iShares D J Medical Devices ETF (IHI-N).

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$84.510
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 11, 2017

They made a lot of money on their HEP-C drug, but sales have come off. They made an acquisition. They extract T-cells and re-engineer them to hunt for and kill cancer cells. They get FDA approval in late November. He is concerned that there is a lot of excitement that they will repeat what they did with the HEP-C drug. But they already specialized in HEP-C drugs when they bought that company. They are not in cancer drugs at present. He worries about why the company they acquired sold out at this point.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD-Q)
September 11, 2017

They made a lot of money on their HEP-C drug, but sales have come off. They made an acquisition. They extract T-cells and re-engineer them to hunt for and kill cancer cells. They get FDA approval in late November. He is concerned that there is a lot of excitement that they will repeat what they did with the HEP-C drug. But they already specialized in HEP-C drugs when they bought that company. They are not in cancer drugs at present. He worries about why the company they acquired sold out at this point.

Teal Linde
Portfolio Manager & Publisher, Linde Equity Report, Linde Equity Report
Price
$84.520
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 5, 2017

Just made an acquisition of Kite Pharma at a large premium. They have some wonderful oncology drugs. You have to give them the benefit of the doubt because they have a very good track record in terms of acquisitions. Thinks they will be able to use the Kite acquisition to supplement their portfolios. Also, they still have a lot of cash on the balance sheet so they have a lot more options. They can do another acquisition or can buy back stocks. He likes this for the long haul.

Just made an acquisition of Kite Pharma at a large premium. They have some wonderful oncology drugs. You have to give them the benefit of the doubt because they have a very good track record in terms of acquisitions. Thinks they will be able to use the Kite acquisition to supplement their portfolios. Also, they still have a lot of cash on the balance sheet so they have a lot more options. They can do another acquisition or can buy back stocks. He likes this for the long haul.

David Dietze
Founder, Pres. & Chief Investment Strategist, Point View Wealth Management
Price
$82.560
Owned
Unknown
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
August 21, 2017

It has broken out of the 200 day moving average recently. As long as during any pull back that it holds the 200 and 70 day moving averages, we could expect to see some improvement. We could bounce up to about $80 before we struggle again. If it does not hold the $70 then get out.

It has broken out of the 200 day moving average recently. As long as during any pull back that it holds the 200 and 70 day moving averages, we could expect to see some improvement. We could bou