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How to buy Gilead Sciences shares in Ireland

6 steps guide to buying and managing Gilead Sciences share in just a few minutes.

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Gilead Sciences, Inc is a drug manufacturers-general business based in the US. Gilead Sciences shares (GILD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Gilead Sciences employs 11,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$23.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Gilead Sciences from Ireland

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Gilead Sciences Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GILD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Gilead Sciences reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Gilead Sciences, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Gilead Sciences. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Gilead Sciences share price

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Gilead Sciences shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week rangeUSD$56.5401 - USD$83.3841
50-day moving average USD$60.8797
200-day moving average USD$64.4551
Wall St. target priceUSD$72.85
PE ratio 66.4747
Dividend yield USD$2.72 (4.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.007

Is it a good time to buy Gilead Sciences stock?

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Gilead Sciences price performance over time

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Is Gilead Sciences under- or over-valued?

Valuing Gilead Sciences stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gilead Sciences's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Gilead Sciences's P/E ratio

Gilead Sciences's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 66x. In other words, Gilead Sciences shares trade at around 66x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Gilead Sciences's PEG ratio

Gilead Sciences's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4726. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Gilead Sciences's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Gilead Sciences's EBITDA

Gilead Sciences's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Gilead Sciences's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Gilead Sciences financials

Revenue TTM USD$23.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.36%
Gross profit TTM USD$17.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.15%
Return on equity TTM 6.46%
Profit margin 5.48%
Book value $13.923
Market capitalisation USD$83.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gilead Sciences shares

There are currently 21.6 million Gilead Sciences shares held short by investors – that's known as Gilead Sciences's "short interest". This figure is 22.1% up from 17.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Gilead Sciences shares can be evaluated.

Gilead Sciences's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gilead Sciences's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gilead Sciences shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gilead Sciences shares traded daily (recently around 9.5 million). Gilead Sciences's SIR currently stands at 2.27. In other words for every 100,000 Gilead Sciences shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2270 shares are currently held short.

However Gilead Sciences's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gilead Sciences shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gilead Sciences shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gilead Sciences's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gilead Sciences shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0172% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gilead Sciences shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Gilead Sciences.

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