i would like to see them do a little more in the acquisitions department however. these small biotechs are dirt cheap and now is the time to do some shopping.
They making money ain't they? Who cares if it is on the macs, phones, Apple Pay, music!!! Plum stupid imo! Just another way to manipulate the stock price by putting out projections and then sayin they've failed!
This is why the panic selling over the drug pricing issue is so overdone! Smart people won't take those drugs!
GILD wants to breakout but the ETF's have been like a huge hangover that won't get out of the way. Oil is leading the market today but is it just a short-covering? This market is so fricken volatile. And look at AAPL? What's that all about? Can't seem to even get back above its 200 dma!
Simply amazing how this gets driven down so easily. Don't they launch the 6S in more countries tomorrow and again on 10/16? What's wrong with this stock?
...On October 27, 2015 the board of directors at Gilead Sciences Inc ( GILD) approved a dividend of 0.43 per share. The dividend is payable on December 30, 2015 to shareholders of record on December 16, 2015.
There is a good article on Yahoo and the issue is addressed. It says if they do acquire another company, it would be small because of the stock buyback program and the dividend issuance. The Motley Fools Article is from 10/8 "Gilead is about to disappoint investors for all the right reasons." Excerpt: ...First off, Gilead has dramatically increased its share buyback program and instituted a dividend this year. You don't start upping shareholder rewards when you're gearing up for a huge acquisition. That's plain bad business management, as it would tempt the credit agencies to slash your rating.
Read it if you get a chance, its a good read.