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Safe Haven Investment Portfolio Stocks: Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), SciClone Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCLN)

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price fell -0.05% during latest trading session, as The Foster City, California-based pharma firm recently reported that it has priced its registered public offering of senior unsecured notes aggregating to the principal amount of $5 billion. Subject to meeting the necessary closure conditions, the offering is predictable to close on Sept, 20 2016. The intended use of raised capital remains open-ended, as the firm states various purposes.

Jefferies analysts say the firm’s $5 billion debt offering implies that a accord may be “imminent” for the Foster City, CA-based biopharmaceutical firm. The firm stated it intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for “general corporate purposes,” which could include repayment of debt, working capital, payment of dividends and future acquisitions, amidother things.

Analysts Practices; to watch unbiased undervalue securities, there is need to see following technical rations. GILD holds price to earnings ratio of 6.94 that presents much better indication for a stock’s value than the market price alone. Based on historic views, the average P/E ratio in market fluctuates between 15 to 25, but alone low P/E ratio does not necessarily mean that a company is undervalue. With reference to all theories, earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as GILD has 2.39% dividend yield.

Narrow down focus to other ratios, the co has current ratio of 1.80 that indicates if GILD lies in 1.3% to 3% then it is acceptable for both active and passive investors, but sometimes its varies industry to industry. Generally, it indicates good short-term financial strength. Street is more conscious on this after SunEdison, Inc. case. To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.60, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 1.42, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.

Following previous ticker characteristics, SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCLN) also run on active notice, stock price shows upbeat performance surged 1.85% after traded at $10.46 in most recent trading session.

SCLN has price to earnings ratio of 14.06 and the price to current year EPS stands at 18.00%. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 7.80 and quick ratio was calculated as 7.30. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.00 for seeing its liquidity position.

Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 3.95% for a week and 3.30% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.35. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Revolving Stocks.” The firm attains analyst recommendation of 4.00 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of 3.67%. SCLN’s institutional ownership was registered as 83.30%, while insider ownership was 0.40%.


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