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Stocks Raising Investors Eye Brows: Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO)

Following previous ticker characteristics, Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) also run on active notice, stock price raised 0.44% after traded at $74.87 in most recent trading session. Gilead Sciences Inc has begun marketing its HIV treatment Truvada in a way thousands of consumers already use it – to prevent infection with the virus that causes AIDS.

The company introduced Truvada to the U.S. market in 2004 for HIV treatment. In 2012, Gilead won approval to market it for prevention after two large, peer-reviewed studies showed it also was effective at preventing infections in healthy people. And this fall, the drugmaker began marketing directly to consumers with print advertisements in publications geared toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, comprising OUT, Advocate and SWERV. It plans soon to expand to social media and digital. Gilead stated it wants to reach people whose doctors are either unaware or reluctant to prescribe Truvada for prevention.

GILD has price to earnings ratio of 6.95 and the price to current year EPS stands at 62%. Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year’s EPS that would be -5.34%. The earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as the co has 2.51% dividend yield. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 1.90 and quick ratio was calculated as 1.80. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 1.60 for seeing its liquidity position.

Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 1.62% for a week and 2.09% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.54. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Revolving Stocks.” The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.20 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of -0.15%. GILD’s institutional ownership was registered as 76.10%, while insider ownership was 0.30%.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price raised remains unchanged during latest trading session.

 Narrow down focus to other ratios, the co has current ratio of 3.40 that indicates if INO 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 3.40, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 0, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.

 

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