Shares of Gilead Sciences were up nearly 4% today ahead of its earnings call after market close. Sales of its drug Sovaldi are absolutely crushing expectations, and Baird has recently upgraded the stock to "outperform" and given it a price target of $103.

In this video, Motley Fool health-care analyst David Williamson looks at Sovaldi sales and how much Gilead stands to benefit, and also how this may be a rising tide lifting other boats, including AbbVie .

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The article Why Gilead Sciences, Inc. Won Big Today originally appeared on Fool.com.

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