Gilead stock: buy or sell

GILD stock price: $66.79 0.62% At close on Apr 21st, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 22nd, 2021


Gilead stock brief

  • Gilead closed on Wednesday at $66.79 after barely changing a 0.62%.
  • Last Friday broke out above its latest top at $65.91

Should I buy Gilead stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best

Is $GILD stock a buy?

In the current situation of Gilead there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $GILD in the next few days, or that it may not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Gilead stock?

Knowing when to sell a stock is even harder than knowing when to buy it. Trading strategies let us to avoid impulsive decisions based on our emotions or the buzz surrounding the market. When selling, as well as buying, detailed strategies are very simple to follow and are only valid for selling shares in your porfolio, not for shorting $GILD stock

A guiding principle is that you should not hold a trading operation that produces higher than expected losses upon the buy. When to sell shares should always be ruled by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Gilead stock?

Currently, Gilead stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you hold Gilead stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Gilead ratings

In the last month, 2 ratings were published for Gilead

Gilead analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Mar 30th, 2021
Redburn Partners NeutralStrong buy
Apr 1st, 2021
Sanford C. Bernstein

Gilead stock analysis

SMAs overview

GILD stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $66.96 (0.25% above)
  • R2: $67.42 (0.94% above)
  • R3: $67.75 (1.44% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $66.77 (-0.03% below)
  • S2: $66.40 (-0.58% below)
  • S3: $66.34 (-0.67% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    The actual distance between the upper and lower bands is less than 5%, thus meaning that volatility is at very low levels. Reduced volatility is often the antecedent to a sudden movement (up or down), so we must be alert and manage our buy or sell orders properly

    GILD stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The has been between the the levels of 30 and 70 for some weeks, and therefore, without this indicator really being helpful in making any decisions.

    GILD stock RSI chart

    Gilead stock price history

    Gilead IPO was on Jan 22nd, 1992 at $0.45 per share1. Since then, GILD stock surged by 14,742.22%, with an average of 508.35% per year. An investment of $1,000USD on Jan 1992 would be valued $148,422.22 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    GILD stock price history chart

    Price target for Gilead stock

    Nobody knows how much a stock will be priced in the future. Banks and financial organisations issue their analysis forecasting how a particular stock will performance in the future.

    The following table shows the price forecasts posted by brokerage institutions over the last 30 days. Again, these predictions are not direct recommendations for individual investors and should not be trusted blindly.

    There is just one price target issued for Gilead that forecasts a price of $80.00.

    Gilead stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Mar 30th, 2021
    Redburn Partners Not available
    Apr 1st, 2021
    Sanford C. Bernstein $80.00

    Earnings and financials

    Last February, Gilead Sciences, Inc. ($GILD) reported EPS for that met analysts' expectations. Quarterly EPS was $2.19 per share compared to the forecasted $2.15. Reported sales were $7.4 billion, in line with analysts' forecasts as well.

    Compared to the same quarter last year, EPS was $1.30, so current EPS is a improvement of 68.46%. Sales exploded a 26.23% on an annualized basis in the , from $58.8B to $74.2B last quarter.

    Gilead ($GILD) is hosting the earnings call on Thursday next week. Analysts predict of $2.03, that is a 7.31% lower than Q4.

    Gilead performance

    GILD performance compared
    Gilead ($GILD) 2.20% -0.30% 12.70%

    The comments written in this article are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this document does not know the particular positions of the reader, his or her finances or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Thoughts are provided for general educational purposes only

    Gilead summary

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
    Day range$66.38 - $66.91
    Previous close$66.38
    Session gain0.62%
    Average true range$1.36
    50d mov avg$64.41
    100d mov avg$62.76
    200d mov avg$63.41
    Earnings dateApril 29th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Gilead stock symbol?

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the GILD symbol

    Is Gilead stock a buy or sell?

    Gilead received 2 ratings in the last 30 days: 1 bullish, 0 bearish and 0 neutral.

    Will GILD go up?

    Gilead had different price forecasts posted by market analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $80.00. That is a 19.78% than the last price ($66.79).