| Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company, focusing on medicines to prevent and treat diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Co.'s products include: Biktarvy®, which is an oral formulation dosed once a day for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in certain patients; Veklury® (remdesivir), an injection for intravenous use, which is a nucleotide analog RNA polymerase inhibitor indicated for certain patients for the treatment of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization; and Epclusa®, which is an oral formulation of a once-daily single tablet regimen of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults and certain pediatric patients. |
When researching a stock like Gilead Sciences, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from GILD Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for GILD stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the GILD 200 day moving average ("GILD 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the GILD 50 day moving average ("GILD 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Gilead Sciences. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the GILD 200 DMA and the GILD 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("GILD MACD"). The GILD MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).