Why Gilead's Acquisition of Kite Is Not Enough

Today Analysts Focus on Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD), The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB)

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of GILD. Purchasing Kite, which has emerged as a leader in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and engineered T cell receptor development (TCR), with both near-term and long-term therapeutic opportunities, propels Gilead into the forefront of the white-hot immuno-oncology space. The companies see a number of compelling strategic and financial benefits from the merger, and IXYS will form the foundation of its semiconductor segment. Somerville Kurt F sold 14,565 shares as Gilead Sciences (GILD)'s stock declined 8.05%. Its down 9.41% from 175,400 shares previously. The Car T technology is "very advanced, it is the science fiction of the war against cancer".

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Examining Institutional Ownership at Gilead Sciences, Inc. Zevenbergen Capital Invests Lc reported 698,465 shares stake. The Company's divisions include United Kingdom, France and Ireland. Whitnell Co owns 0.1% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) rating on Thursday, May 26. Vetr upgraded the shares of GILD in report on Monday, August 17 to "Buy" rating. Gilead is the maker of biopharma drugs like Tamiflu®, Harvoni®, and others regarded as market-leading HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C treatments. Gilead Sciences Inc now has $98.14 billion valuation.

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th.

The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.24 per cent to 3,842.71 points. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Buy" rating and GBX 775 target in Tuesday, February 9 report.

The deal provides for Gilead buying Kite at $180 per share in cash. If the $189.43 price target is reached, the company will be worth $613.20 million more. (NASDAQ:GILD). Hills Fincl Bank And Tru holds 0.47% or 18,663 shares. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipped to 2.16 percent from 2.17 percent. The acquisition was unanimously approved by both companies' Boards of Directors. The biotech's axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel) awaits U.S. regulatory approval by Nov. 29, 2017, under the FDA's priority review process, with European approval anticipated in 2018. Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE) has risen 55.47% since August 28, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock has "Equal Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 13.

Elsewhere, shares in a listed arm of Dalian Wanda, the Chinese property and entertainment giant, closed 8.1% lower in Hong Kong on Monday after it denied reports that its billionaire chairman, Wang Jianlin, was prevented from leaving China. At the end of June, Gilead's cash stockpile totaled $36.6 billion, including cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a "buy" rating and issued a $87.00 target price on shares of Gilead Sciences in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Will the potential $1.7 billion in added revenue from axi-cel sales be enough over the next few years to offset the steep declines in Gilead's total revenue? Timothy L. Moore, EVP let go of $1,296,120 worth of shares at an average price of $108.01 on August 1st.

Trials of the drug and other CAR-Ts suggest that they could offer some patients with haematological cancers an outright cure, making the class one of the most exciting developments in years. The 50 day moving average went up $62.45 or +53.88% whereas the 200 day moving average was up $90.67 or +103.43%. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The Sand Hill Global Advisors Llc holds 76,679 shares with $5.49 million value, up from 51,624 last quarter.

The state-of-the-art facility is estimated to be able to produce up to 5,000 patient therapies annually for clinical trials and, eventually, commercialization, according to Kite.

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