Cypress Asset Management Has Decreased Gilead Sciences (GILD) Holding; Westwood Holdings Group (WHG) Sentiment Is 1.9

November 15, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Cypress Asset Management Inc decreased Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) stake by 17.09% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Cypress Asset Management Inc sold 5,404 shares as Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD)’s stock declined 8.05%. The Cypress Asset Management Inc holds 26,215 shares with $1.86M value, down from 31,619 last quarter. Gilead Sciences Inc now has $92.92B valuation. The stock decreased 2.33% or $1.69 during the last trading session, reaching $71.15. About 2 shares traded. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has declined 21.80% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.50% the S&P500.

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $572.69 million. The Firm operates through two divisions: Advisory and Trust. It has a 21.53 P/E ratio. The Company, through its subsidiaries, manages investment assets and provides services for its clients.

Analysts await Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $1.67 earnings per share, down 36.74% or $0.97 from last year’s $2.64 per share. GILD’s profit will be $2.18B for 10.65 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.23 actual earnings per share reported by Gilead Sciences, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.11% negative EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Gilead Sciences has $137 highest and $7200 lowest target. $97.89’s average target is 37.58% above currents $71.15 stock price. Gilead Sciences had 106 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, August 28. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, February 11 by Oppenheimer. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, January 15 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, August 28. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned “Hold” rating by Needham on Tuesday, October 3. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, February 3. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by Leerink Swann. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $9000 target in Tuesday, May 30 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 78 investors sold GILD shares while 538 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 462 raised stakes. 938.32 million shares or 0.11% more from 937.32 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Schafer Cullen Management reported 4,010 shares. Dnb Asset Mngmt As holds 0% or 250,382 shares in its portfolio. 963,721 are held by Gotham Asset Management Ltd Llc. Pictet And Cie (Europe) Sa owns 19,713 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Kcm Advisors Llc has 9,389 shares. New Jersey-based Highlander Cap Limited Liability Company has invested 0.07% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Wg Shaheen And Associates Dba Whitney And owns 0.92% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 39,465 shares. Seabridge Inv Advsrs Limited Liability Corp owns 600 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Bridgeway Management has 0.27% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Tiverton Asset Mgmt Lc owns 0.36% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 92,917 shares. Hap Trading Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.09% or 23,291 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Benedict Fincl has 0.91% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Millennium Mngmt Ltd Llc has 0.38% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Cornerstone Advsr reported 36,000 shares or 0.47% of all its holdings. Oppenheimer Asset holds 0.02% or 10,611 shares in its portfolio.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.11 million activity. Alton Gregg H sold 5,000 shares worth $325,114. $4.78 million worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) was sold by MARTIN JOHN C.

Cypress Asset Management Inc increased Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) stake by 22,338 shares to 146,534 valued at $6.54M in 2017Q2. It also upped Visa Inc (NYSE:V) stake by 3,495 shares and now owns 14,720 shares. Mcdonalds Corp (NYSE:MCD) was raised too.

The stock increased 0.64% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $64.46. About shares traded. Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (WHG) has declined 4.96% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.66% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $564,456 activity.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc holds 1.64% of its portfolio in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. for 557,486 shares. Hendershot Investments Inc. owns 62,786 shares or 1.6% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. has 0.98% invested in the company for 184,830 shares. The Tennessee-based Weaver C. Barksdale & Associates Inc. has invested 0.56% in the stock. North Star Investment Management Corp., a Illinois-based fund reported 51,631 shares.

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