Gilead Sciences acquires Kite Pharma for $11.9-bn in cash

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Kite Pharma, Inc.'s average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 0 percent during the past 12 months.

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Kite is not making money yet. Investors should be cautious of taking positions as this might indicate the stock is due to reverse course. United Kingdom-based Legal And General Grp Public Ltd Com has invested 0% in Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE). The Greatmark Investment Partners Inc holds 50,565 shares with $3.62 million value, up from 36,550 last quarter. The Chief Operating Officer now owns $12,119,928 of the stock as reported to the SEC. Asset Of Georgia Ga Adv, a Georgia-based fund reported 8,797 shares. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of GILD in report on Wednesday, February 3 with "Overweight" rating. It worsened, as 34 investors sold Kite Pharma Inc shares while 43 reduced holdings. (NASDAQ:KITE) opened at 178.05 on Tuesday. The company has market cap of $62.71 million. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 44.44%, whereas SMA50 and SMA200 are 60.38% and 133.67% respectively. The short interest to Kite Pharma Incorporated's float is 22.2%. The stock has "Buy" rating by William Blair on Wednesday, June 14. Blackrock has invested 0% in Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE). During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.91) earnings per share. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.94) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($1.97) by $0.03.

WARNING: This story was reported by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. If you are reading this piece on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of US and global copyright & trademark law. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/08/29/kite-pharma-inc-kite-lowered-to-neutral-at-btig-research.html. The Kite pipeline also includes other cellular therapies that are advancing into clinical trials.

Goldman Sachs remains icy toward Tesla stock. As per Friday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. (NASDAQ:KITE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday morning.

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The companies said the transaction, under which Gilead will pay $180 per share in cash to acquire Kite, has been approved by both boards of directors.

Go Buy A Kite: And if you are going to spend nearly $12 billion on a kite, it had better fly. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.48, for a total transaction of $1,267,200.00. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.72, for a total transaction of $1,810,800.00. BUTITTA CYNTHIA M also sold $2.86M worth of Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE) shares. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.23 on August 25, reaching $73.79. In a transaction dated August 08, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $119.56, raking in a sum of $9,558,702.

Jefferies Group Llc increased Whiting Pete Corp New (Put) (NYSE:WLL) stake by 1.18 million shares to 1.42M valued at $17.11 million in 2016Q4. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Nomura Asset Management Company Ltd sold 5,380 shares as Baidu Inc (BIDU)'s stock rose 1.94%.

The company was founded in the USA by Israeli-American Professor Arie Belldegrun, who already has two exits to his credit. They're living drugs, and the production process entails drawing a patient's blood; extracting the T-cells; inserting a gene that will enable them to identify tumors as targets; then infusing the cancer-killing compound back into the patient at a specialized medical center.

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