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

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 21.88%. On last trading day company shares ended up $37.10. Baxalta Incorporated (NYSE:BXLT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 16.62%.

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 moved down -0.61% in last trading session and ended the day at $118.87. GILD Gross Margin is 86.50% and its return on assets is 42.70%. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) quarterly performance is 15.84%.

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 04 August, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares moved down -0.11% and was closed at $36.11. PFE EPS growth in last 5 year was 3.10%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) year to date (YTD) performance is 17.91%.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2015 of $0.75 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on September 8, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 25, 2015. The ex-dividend date is August 21, 2015.Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) ended the last trading day at $99.80. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 0.90% and price to cash ratio as 8.84. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) showed a weekly performance of 0.79%.

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) shares moved up 2.02% in last trading session and ended the day at $40.31. BAX Gross Margin is 49.00% and its return on assets is 11.50%. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) quarterly performance is 7.38%.

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