GlaxoSmithKline Share Price (GSK) - Buy GSK Shares

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Current Price:  
1599.00p
on 25-04-2017 at 17:13:39
Change:   14.00p rise 0.88 %
Buy:   1600.00p
Sell:   1595.00p
   

GlaxoSmithKline, or 'GSK', is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies researching medicines and vacines alike for the World Health Organization's three priority diseases: HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. With an estimated 7% of the world's pharmaceutical market under its wing, GSK remains one of the industry leaders globally but remains committed to the research and application of life changing and marketable drugs.

If investing in science seems a little confusing and unpredictable then perhaps some of GSK's over-the-counter and more recognisable products will help to convince; these include Gaviscon and Panadol, smoking control products such as Nicorette/Niquitin and nutritional healthcare drinks such as Lucozade, Ribena and Horlicks.

On 23rd January 2009, GSK announced that it had signed an agreement with UCB S.A to acquire its marketed product portfolio in certain parts of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific, for a cash consideration of some £484 million. President of Emerging Markets at GSK, Abbas Hussain, said that "This acquisition will strengthen and expand GSK's product portfolio in these countries, helping us to meet the needs of patients, particularly in the areas of epilepsy and respiratory." Under the agreement, GSK acquires several leading pharmaceutical brands and investors will be interested to know that the commercial operations and product distribution rights included represent approximately 3-4% of UCB's 2008 expected revenue of at least £3.09 billion. At the time of Mr Hussain speaking, share prices for GSK were steady at 1,226.00p with a "strong buy" recommendation from brokers.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK, GSK.L, LON:GSK) Price Details (LSE MAIN Listed Equity)
Last Trade: Sell 2,400 at 1596.61p Days Range: 1580.00 - 1602.00p
Day's Volume: 8,665,852 52wk Range: 1387.50 - 1722.50p
Last Close: 1599.00p Market Capitalisation:* £ 78.62 bn
Open: 1583.50p VWAP: 1595.53p
ISIN: GB0009252882 Shares in Issue: 4.92 bn
Sector:  Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology    Listed in:  UK All SharesEuropean first 300UK technology All SharesUK 100UK 350

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News - Friday, September 23, 2016

Emma Walmsley has just been named as the new chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline. She will replace Sir Andrew Witty when he retires from the post in March 2017.

FTSE Gains But Pound Slips Below $1.30

News - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The FTSE 100 share index is up by 4298 points, to 6,856.53, however the pound is back to below $1.30 against the dollar, having shed 0.5 percent, to $1.2969.

Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Sell24001596.61p1651361926129503Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:03:35 - 25/04
Sell53621590.07p1651361926129489Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:03:22 - 25/04
Sell7061594.31p1651361926129300Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:02:06 - 25/04
Sell1303201594.90p1651361926129144Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:43:35 - 25/04
Sell101101594.90p1651361926129126Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:43:35 - 25/04
Sell250001595.57p1651361926128759Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:51:45 - 25/04
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
24 Apr 2017 (Mon) 1,586.00 1,591.50 1,574.00 1,585.00 8,430,506
21 Apr 2017 (Fri) 1,569.00 1,576.36 1,558.50 1,565.50 10,501,858
20 Apr 2017 (Thu) 1,572.00 1,594.45 1,562.36 1,562.50 9,391,691
19 Apr 2017 (Wed) 1,580.00 1,587.50 1,571.50 1,574.00 10,460,235
18 Apr 2017 (Tue) 1,647.50 1,649.00 1,586.50 1,586.50 12,653,272
17 Apr 2017 (Mon) 1,639.50 1,647.00 1,631.00 1,647.00 8,044,757
14 Apr 2017 (Fri) 1,639.50 1,647.00 1,631.00 1,647.00 8,044,757
13 Apr 2017 (Thu) 1,639.50 1,647.00 1,631.00 1,647.00 8,044,757
12 Apr 2017 (Wed) 1,644.00 1,652.00 1,638.50 1,645.50 5,998,246
11 Apr 2017 (Tue) 1,640.00 1,652.50 1,635.00 1,645.00 10,109,147
10 Apr 2017 (Mon) 1,645.00 1,650.00 1,637.50 1,638.00 6,441,613
7 Apr 2017 (Fri) 1,637.50 1,647.50 1,630.50 1,637.00 8,846,514
6 Apr 2017 (Thu) 1,654.50 1,665.13 1,629.50 1,633.50 13,903,298
5 Apr 2017 (Wed) 1,667.00 1,669.50 1,649.00 1,663.00 6,849,253
4 Apr 2017 (Tue) 1,663.00 1,666.00 1,647.66 1,661.00 7,623,390
3 Apr 2017 (Mon) 1,661.00 1,672.50 1,653.50 1,657.00 12,921,537
31 Mar 2017 (Fri) 1,680.50 1,697.36 1,659.50 1,659.50 12,105,244
30 Mar 2017 (Thu) 1,686.00 1,692.00 1,673.40 1,679.00 9,630,529
29 Mar 2017 (Wed) 1,685.00 1,689.50 1,665.50 1,678.50 9,439,013
28 Mar 2017 (Tue) 1,673.00 1,698.00 1,669.33 1,677.00 7,408,082
27 Mar 2017 (Mon) 1,665.50 1,677.17 1,659.00 1,677.00 6,948,822

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