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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 3.06% today. In the last week its performance is 1.59%, and -8.99% for the past quarter. Currently, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX has a target price of 108.74, so today’s gain of 3.06% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.53%.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), has a market cap of 20900.94, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 97.70%.

At the current price of 82.96, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 108.74. 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 30.46.

With a current EPS of -1.13, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 217.48%,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 -28.41%. Since its IPO date on 7/24/1991, the total performance to date is -34.07%.

Volume today for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), is 1510249, while its average volume is 1410.8. Whilst the total gain today was 3.06%, it did have a day high of -20.02%.

Volatility for this week has been at 3.09%, and 3.40% for the month. The 52-week low for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX has been 9.30%, while the 52-week-high has reached -38.42%.

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 13.42, along with a P/B of 20.69. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 19.51.

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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