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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) which is in the industry Biotechnology, gaining 2.60% today. In the last week its performance is -3.77%, and -0.60% for the past quarter. Currently, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX has a target price of 108.84, so today’s gain of 2.60% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.29%.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), has a market cap of 21061.21, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 97.80%.

At the current price of 87.21, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 108.84. This is with a profit margin of -17.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.84. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 31.55.

With a current EPS of -1.13, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 206.09%,Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 9.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 54.03%.

Performance for the year is -18.67%. Since its IPO date on 7/24/1991, the total performance to date is -30.69%.

Volume today for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), is 2545667, while its average volume is 1363.29. Whilst the total gain today was 2.60%, it did have a day high of -15.93%.

Volatility for this week has been at 4.70%, and 3.97% for the month. The 52-week low for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX has been 14.90%, while the 52-week-high has reached -35.26%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is -28.20%, and its return on assets is -11.00%. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has an operating margin of -8.70%. With a sales growth of 159.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.59, and has a current ratio of 2.3 and 2.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 13.52, along with a P/B of 21.75. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 19.66.

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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