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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 41.03   18.4 2.23 1.83 4.47
GILEAD SCIENCES 66.36   14.4 4.61 2.52 3.76
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB 49.61   13.1 3.80 1.64 3.38


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