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Should Gilead Sciences Declare a Dividend?

Published Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:30:54 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Investors in Gilead Sciences (GILD) have had quite a run over the past decade. From 1996 through 2008, GILD shares posted gains every single year. During that same 13-year period, the Dow Jones index only posted gains in 8 years. The other 5 years the Dow posted some significant losses. Investors who purchased GILD shares at the beginning of 1996 have experienced a phenomenal 5,922% return. It seemed like the stock could only climb higher each year and the stock split four times from 2001-2006.... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
GLAXOSMITHKLINE 39.93   21.6 1.85 2.38 5.99
GILEAD SCIENCES 62.80   15.1 4.16 2.52 4.07
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB 44.62   14.7 3.03 1.64 3.63


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