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Is Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated(NASDAQ: VRTX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: VRTX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/24/1991. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is in the Biotechnology industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, is 1767.64, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 7/24/1991 is -28.77%.

To help you determine whether Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 27.39. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 17.37 and the P/B ratio is 22.81. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 21.88 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is trading at, 89.63 (0.00% today), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 198.81% after growing 26.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 79.40%, and 187.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 250.38, and the number of shares float is 245.63. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 97.00%. The float short is 2.80%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.89. Management has seen a return on assets of -16.30%, and also a return on investment of -28.20%.

The ability for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.5, and quick ratio is 2.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.69 and total debt/equity is 0.86. In terms of margins, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a gross margin of 87.80%, with its operating margin at -23.90%, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a profit margin of -30.90%.

The 52 week high is -37.52%, with 18.09% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.50% and the 200 day simple moving average is -9.47%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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