Hot Healthcare Stocks: Baxalta Incorporated (NYSE:BXLT), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV)

Shire plc confirms that it made a proposal to Baxalta Incorporated (NYSE: BXLT) on July 10, 2015, to combine the companies in an all-stock transaction pursuant to which Baxalta shareholders would receive, for each Baxalta share, 0.1687 Shire ADRs.Baxalta Incorporated (NYSE:BXLT) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 20.63%. On last trading day company shares ended up $37.30. Baxalta Incorporated (NYSE:BXLT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 16.71%.

On 28 July, Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) reported Q2 EPS of $3.15, $0.44 better than the analyst estimate of $2.71. Revenue for the quarter came in at $8.24 billion versus the consensus estimate of $7.61 billion. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) shares fell -0.18% in last trading session and ended the day at $118.66. GILD Gross Margin is 86.50% and its return on assets is 42.70%. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) quarterly performance is 16.45%.

ON 28 July, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) Reported revenues decreased $920 million, or 7%, which reflects operational growth of $125 million, or 1%, more than offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange of $1.0 billion, or 8%. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, adjusted diluted EPS increased by approximately 6%. On 05 August, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares fell -0.80% and was closed at $35.82. PFE EPS growth in last 5 year was 3.10%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) year to date (YTD) performance is 16.97%.

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.115 per Baxter common share. This cash dividend is payable on October 1, 2015 to shareholders of record as of September 4, 2015.Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) ended the last trading day at $42.13. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.99% and price to cash ratio as 9.06. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) showed a weekly performance of 9.43%.

On 29 July, AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) told the Delaware Supreme Court that the Chancery Court was right to toss shareholders’ records demands investigating the failed $55 billion merger with Shire PLC, which fell apart amid an Obama administration crackdown on tax-driven inversions, arguing there was no proper purpose for the probe. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) shares increased 0.50% in last trading session and ended the day at $70.30. ABBV Gross Margin is 80.80% and its return on assets is 7.50%. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) quarterly performance is 10.76%.

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