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Gilead Sciences buying Kite Pharma for $11.9 billion
March 23 2018, 03:21 | Rex Rios
This Wednesday Dec. 21 2016 file
But Gilead was reportedly impressed by Kite's trial data. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Thursday, February 25. Moreover, Parametric Port Assocs has 0% invested in Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE) for 18,377 shares. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Outperform".
KITE has been the subject of several other reports.
Hanwha Q Cells Company Limited Ads (NASDAQ:HQCL) had a decrease of 9.58% in short interest.
In other news, insider John C. Martin sold 73,333 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 3rd. Monetary Mngmt Grp Incorporated owns 34,850 shares for 1.15% of their portfolio. The SI to Mattersight Corporation's float is 4.74%. About 14,025 shares traded. Mattersight Corp (NASDAQ:MATR) has declined 29.56% since August 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 51.67% the S&P500.
Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.23, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. Among the investors in Pontifax that received shares in Kite Pharma are Menorah Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.
These funds have also shifted positions in (KITE). (NASDAQ:GILD). Glg Ptnrs L P owns 12,002 shares or 0.03% of their United States portfolio. Federated Pa invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. Axiom Int Invsts De holds 35,086 shares. 63,883 are held by Van Cleef Asset Managementinc. Lau Limited Co has invested 1.86% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. Alps Advisors holds 0.02% or 47,930 shares in its portfolio. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al invested in 0.46% or 462,200 shares. (NASDAQ:GILD). Perkins Coie Tru Co stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. "We will take some time to look at our own portfolio and see what else we can do".
"Gilead is a very patient, diligent party when it comes to looking at strategic transactions", a person familiar with the matter told Business Insider. Kite jumped to $179.69, a price that represents the addition of about $8 billion in market value for the erstwhile small cap since the start of the year. The Firm provides cloud solutions for clinical research in life sciences, offering platform technology that focuses on the clinical development.
Yet the company faced criticism over Solaldi's $84,000 list price for a full 12-week treatment course. Alton Gregg H sold 5,000 shares worth $337,392. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Wedbush on Thursday, February 2. The insider TAYLOR ROBERT sold $414,241. Canaccord Genuity set a $120.00 price target on shares of Kite Pharma and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Therefore 75% are positive. As per Friday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Tuesday, September 27 by Leerink Swann. The company was maintained on Friday, April 29 by Citigroup.
More notable recent Gilead Sciences, Inc. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 5,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $518,000 after buying an additional 1,040 shares during the period. (NASDAQ:GILD). The New York-based Oppenheimer And has invested 2.22% in Gilead Sciences, Inc.
There are 1,644 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 987.09 million shares in total.
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About 3.04M shares traded or 104.03% up from the average. Da Davidson Co holds 0% in Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE) or 1,350 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 44,719 shares. Ruchefsky Steven B bought $97,300 worth of Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE) on Tuesday, May 9. It has underperformed by 38.50% the S&P500. Its down 0.21, from 1.45 in 2016Q3. Amalgamated Bank raised its position in Kite Pharma by 6.6% in the first quarter. Guardian Tru reported 463,700 shares. American Assets Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.08% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. Alps Advsr holds 0.02% or 47,930 shares.
Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc decreased Tristate Cap Hldgs Inc (TSC) stake by 36.24% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Tristate Capital Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:TSC). (NASDAQ:GILD). Peoples Fincl Serv, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2,575 shares. Renaissance Gru Llc owns 183,845 shares. Swiss Bank & Trust owns 65,250 shares.